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WBEN Newsroom
February 28, 2020 - 2:00 pm
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — While the blizzard fizzled for the most part across Western New York, more than 2 feet of blustery snow has fallen on parts of upstate New York’s largely rural Tug Hill Plateau and another 2 feet is possible through the weekend.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils his 2021 budget proposal. January 21, 2020.
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils his 2021 budget proposal. January 21, 2020.
Mike Baggerman
January 21, 2020 - 1:11 pm
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his proposed budget on Tuesday afternoon. In it, Cuomo pitched a climate change agenda worth $33 billion over five years and a $275 billion infrastructure program. He also pushed for legalization of cannabis as part of the budget, saying that passing it in the budget...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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WBEN Newsroom
January 12, 2020 - 7:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York’s health care industry is waiting with some trepidation to see how Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to plug an over $8 billion hole in the state’s Medicaid program. The Democrat is expected to release his annual budget proposal in the next two weeks, and the stickiest...
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Mike Baggerman
January 10, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo's Skyway will be under the microscope this year and beyond, with many key stakeholders keeping a close eye on any developments on the major roadway in and out of Buffalo. Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address said that the Skyway "stands in the way" of...
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Mike Baggerman
January 08, 2020 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's annual State of the State address on Wednesday highlighted his goals for the new year and to highlight initiatives his office has accomplished during his term. While Cuomo touted many initiatives that impact all New Yorkers such as his planned...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Mike Baggerman
January 08, 2020 - 1:39 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his annual State of the State address Wednesday to outline new initiatives aimed at preventing hate crimes and advocate for a list of progressive policies, including his latest proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. The third-term Democrat...
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Glen Park Tavern on Main Street in Williamsville. August 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 19, 2019 - 3:00 am
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - At least one local restaurant has already prepared for Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed ban on Styrofoam cups and take-out containers. Glen Park Tavern in Williamsville anticipated the action taken by New York State and has already eliminated the use of those types of...
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Governor Cuomo updates standoff with feds on WAMC Radio in Albany
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WBEN Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 5:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is moving ahead with a law that will raise the minimum wage statewide on New Year's Eve. The $15 wage will expand to city businesses with 10 or fewer employees starting Dec. 31. Meanwhile, the minimum wage will increase from $12 to $13 in Long Island and Westchester...
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Brendan Keany
December 02, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN) - On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Nuisance Call Act, which will essentially close a loophole in the Do Not Call Registry Law, and that loophole allowed telemarketers to call numbers on the list. "This loophole is a license to annoy New Yorkers that telemarketers have...
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Brendan Keany
November 25, 2019 - 3:45 pm
AMHERST (WBEN) - On Friday, Governor Cuomo prompted the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist University at Buffalo Police in investigating hate speech that was written in a bathroom stall in Knox Hall. "There were two swastikas, a homophobic slur and the usage of the N-word all...
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