Budget

Hamburger Water Tower in 2019. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
February 07, 2020 - 3:21 pm
The Town of Hamburg could lose more than $860,000 due to Governor Cuomo's proposed state budget.
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WBEN Newsroom
January 22, 2020 - 9:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a $178 billion budget proposal this week alongside a host of laws he wants to pass — from allowing e-bikes to a ban on single-use Styrofoam containers. The Democrat has made it a practice of his to propose multiple new laws with budgets...
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Mike Baggerman
January 22, 2020 - 10:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican lawmakers from the region were quick to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed $178.6 billion budget on Tuesday , with many still concerned over the $6.2 billion deficit facing the state.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine on April 19, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 21, 2020 - 3:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday will release his 2020 budget proposal, amid the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit, something that the Cuomo administration largely blames to the rising costs in Medicaid.
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Brendan Keany
May 01, 2019 - 5:20 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Byron Brown presented his recommended budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. This year's proposed budget is a $508.6 million spending plan, which is $4.9 million less than last year's budget. If approved, the budget will go into effect...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - A bill to legalize marijuana in New York State did not pass with the state budget as originally planed, but supporters are still hopeful it will happen this year. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul said it's one of the Governor's top priorities that still needs to be taken care of. "...
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Mike Baggerman
April 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The budget for New York State will not include legislation on much-talked about topics like sports gambling and marijuana, though it will include a ban on single-use plastic bags. Plastic bags only recently entered the statewide conversation but lawmakers and the governor...
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March 30, 2019 - 9:10 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New tolls to drive into parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags are two of the biggest proposals poised for approval as New York state lawmakers work to pass a new state budget before a Monday deadline. Other measures expected to be included in the...
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May 03, 2018 - 5:49 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - In Mayor Byron Brown's recent budget proposal, he introduced a ticket surcharge that would be applied to several larger city-owned venues. The Proposal, known as the Public Facility Maintenance and Security Surcharge, would do exactly that - charge a little extra for event tickets...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - While lawmakers in Albany continue to work toward a budget, it appears that one much talked about piece of legislation will be left aside. A child victims act will not be part of the state budget, if it is passed anywhere near on-time. "I am very, very sad to say that it's not...
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