Chris Jacobs

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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March 18, 2017 - 5:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Brian Cook's trip to Buffalo to cheer on Princeton's basketball team in the NCAA Tournament was, for him, a journey back to a simpler time, when hailing a ride meant standing on a corner and waving your hands to flag down a taxi. "For a 19-year-old, that's unknown," said...
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State Senator Chris Jacobs (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
March 18, 2017 - 10:37 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tourists in Buffalo for the NCAA Tournament are disappointed over the lack of ridesharing options like Uber and Lyft in Upstate New York. On Saturday, State Senator Chris Jacobs went to the most popular location this weekend in Buffalo, the KeyBank Center, to advocate for...
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