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Mike Baggerman
February 01, 2018 - 6:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local lawmakers in Buffalo on Thursday advocated for New York State historic tax credits. Assemblyman Sean Ryan, joined by State Senators Chris Jacobs and Tim Kennedy, are calling on Governor Cuomo to re-authorize the state historic tax credits because of their effect on the...
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Mike Baggerman
January 19, 2018 - 2:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo again proposed term limits in his State of the State address earlier this months, drawing praise from State Senator Chris Jacobs, who campaigned on the issue of term limits. "I believe term limits go to the core with what ails Albany," Jacobs said. "Albany, in...
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Tom Puckett
January 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Senator Chris Jacobs says he was surprised to learn only public schools were required to report claims of sexual abuse by teachers after reading the Nichols report on decades of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students. “I have no idea why private schools...
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Dave Debo
August 28, 2017 - 5:46 am
(WBEN) Now that state officials have announced plans to get rid of the toll barriers and go all electronic at the Grand Island Bridges, the push is on to have a similar "drive now, pay later " system at the Lackawanna and Williamsville barriers, and the effort just might get a boost from a template...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As Grand Island gets ready for high speed electronic tolls, many are asking what happened to the push to eliminate the tolls altogether? Three elected leaders joined WBEN to discuss the original goal of removing the tolls. "This is a huge change, a huge win, there's no other...
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Mike Baggerman
August 11, 2017 - 3:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Evergreen Health Services received a $25,000 grant from New York State to expand its programs and services to battle the heroin and opioid epidemic. The grant was announced by State Senator Chris Jacobs, who is the co-chair of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid...
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Mike Baggerman
August 07, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Canalside continues to grow and there will be less open and green space in the future as part of the Master Plan for the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation. "(Canalside) is like a house," State Senator Chris Jacobs told WBEN. "You move in and after a while you figure...
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Mike Baggerman
August 04, 2017 - 1:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs on Friday announced a $1.5 million grant from the state for the Explore & More Children's Museum, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, and the Buffalo Heritage Carousel, all located on Buffalo's waterfront. Each organization...
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Mike Baggerman
July 12, 2017 - 2:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Members of the New York State Opioid Task Force hosted a hearing on the opioid, heroin, and addiction epidemic at Erie Community College’s City Campus on Wednesday morning. State Senator Chris Jacobs led the meetings and explained the purpose of these hearings are to assess...
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July 08, 2017 - 8:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state lawmakers are touting big steps in the fight against heroin and opioid addiction but say much more needs to be done to fight the wave of drug abuse and overdoses. The Legislature included $214 million in this year's state budget for efforts to prevent and...
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