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Tim Wenger
April 27, 2017 - 3:43 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Inside the Horizon Health Services office on East Amherst Street in Buffalo, State, county and local officials gathered to again put emphasis on the deadly opioid crisis and some new money being dedicated to assist. New York State is dedicating $213 million statewide in the...
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Mike Baggerman
April 18, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Train Station Site Selection Committee has until April 26 to decide where to place the new train station. Currently, the leading contenders are the Central Terminal on Buffalo's East Side or along Exchange Street opposite where the current Amtrak Station is in downtown...
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Mike Baggerman
April 17, 2017 - 12:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Western New York State Legislative Delegation gathered on Monday morning to celebrate the $2.5 billion of state funds towards clean water infrastructure in the area. “Here in Western New York we enjoy some of the best fresh water resources and assets of the...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) -New York State is set to offer free tuition to public colleges for families making less than 125-thousand dollars a year. The tuition initiative came from Gov. Andrew Cuomo but State Senator Chris Jacobs (R-Buffalo) said the item agreed to is far different from the original...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The state budget, which was approved late Sunday night, includes a provision to allows ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in across New York, but when can we expect those apps to work? State Senator Chris Jacobs shared his thoughts Monday morning. "Now the devil...
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Mike Baggerman
April 08, 2017 - 1:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local politicians are reacting to the news that a state budget deal was reached. Here is a compilation of what they're saying. State Senator Chris Jacobs "I am relieved," he said. "I was certainly willing to wait a bit to get what we felt was a good budget. There were...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - An upstate ridesharing agreement came last week. So why is it missing from the two month budget extender? State Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-Elma) says appropriations were included in the temporary extension. "Ridesharing is a new policy and initiative, but this budget extender...
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Tim Wenger
April 03, 2017 - 9:35 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - The emergency budget extender passed in Albany Monday is by no means a final budget, but it does include the funding for Buffalo area projects and initiatives known as the "Buffalo Billion II". READ: Complete coverage of budget extender legislation In a statement late Monday,...
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Brian Mazurowski
March 28, 2017 - 10:35 am
(WBEN) - Budget 'crunch time' in Albany means it's an important week for those who want to see ridesharing in Buffalo and across New York state. "We have people there, I'm back and forth," said Uber's Josh Gold on the lobbying effort. "We're hopeful this is the week it finally gets done for Western...
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Tom Puckett
March 27, 2017 - 4:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Parents and advocates called out State Senator Chris Jacobs Monday for his vote last week which they say gutted the Foundation Aid formula and shortchanging Buffalo and other high needs public schools. Schools statewide are owed $4.3 billion in Foundation aid, of which schools in...
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