Carl Heastie

New Era Field. April 26, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - County and state leaders continue to emphasize there are no definitive plans on a new Buffalo Bills stadium or a renovation of the current stadium in Orchard Park. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie visited the stadium in Orchard Park on Monday in what he...
Read More
AP Photo
July 11, 2018 - 2:02 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - The speaker of the New York Assembly says now is the time to codify abortion rights in state law. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said Tuesday that Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion nationwide is in "grave danger" and that it's up to lawmakers to ensure...
Read More
May 22, 2018 - 11:57 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) — The New York state Legislature plans to hold a joint session to vote for the temporary successor to fill the attorney general's position left vacant when Erie Schneiderman resigned earlier this month. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has announced that the Democrat-controlled...
Read More
AP Photo
Tom Puckett
May 09, 2018 - 1:40 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) The Assembly Speaker is looking for candidates to apply for the attorney general post after the resignation of Eric Schneiderman. Carl Heastie says the legislature is accepting applications for consideration to fill the vacancy. He says a committee will be established to review...
Read More
March 06, 2018 - 4:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Democrat-controlled state Assembly on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at reducing gun violence in the state, a day after Republicans who control New York's Senate approved bills that focus on school safety but don't address the gun control issue. Assembly Speaker Carl...
Read More
February 23, 2018 - 9:33 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A New York sheriff's group and a state Senate Republican are pushing to have an armed police officer at every school in the state in the wake of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. What isn't clear yet is who would foot the bill for placing an armed officer...
Read More
June 25, 2017 - 7:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Upstate Uber. Landmark juvenile justice reforms. A big college affordability program that comes with a big catch. Those were the major accomplishments in a New York legislative session that ended Wednesday with a whimper and lots of unfinished business. Democratic Gov...
Read More
June 20, 2017 - 6:15 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A plan to permit movie theaters in New York to seek a license to serve alcohol appears to be a flop. State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told reporters Monday that he opposes the idea on safety grounds. Heastie's comments all but ensure the proposal won't pass this year...
Read More
AP Photo
April 04, 2017 - 7:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The stalemate over New York's tardy state budget took a new turn Tuesday when lawmakers insisted they had a deal on a new spending plan, only to be dismissed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who insisted there is no need to rush. Increasingly frustrated legislators — who will not be...
Read More
AP Photo
April 03, 2017 - 5:47 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a two-month extension of the last state budget to prevent a government shutdown after he and state lawmakers on Sunday failed to reach agreement on a new spending plan. Cuomo said the stopgap budget would give legislators time to resolve their...
Read More

Pages