Crystal Peoples-Stokes

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Mike Baggerman
June 10, 2020 - 1:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) – The New York State Assembly passed a law Wednesday that will allow the state attorney general’s office to investigate any death that had a police officer involved.
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Mike Baggerman
June 08, 2020 - 1:32 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) – The New York State Assembly plans to pass a criminal justice reform package that includes repealing “50A” , the controversial state provision that protects police department from publicly sharing disciplinary records of officers.
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Crystal Peoples-Stokes
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Brendan Keany
January 25, 2020 - 8:10 am
State Asembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes defends the recently implemented Bail Reform Law.
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Crystal Peoples-Stokes
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
December 06, 2019 - 2:18 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - While it took a lot longer than many local officials had hoped, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes and State Senator Tim Kennedy held a press conference to celebrate that Buffalo School Board elections moving forward will be held in November - not May. Local officials are...
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Brendan Keany
October 09, 2019 - 6:53 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - One of the more discussed topics in New York State politics is the emergency ban on vaping. While there may be some fatigue, as there are seemingly new "developments" every day, one local politician is hoping that the negative attention currently focused on vaping will allow an...
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Crystal Peoples Stokes speaking at a mural dedication event at the Northland Workforce Training Center. September 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
June 04, 2019 - 12:22 pm
ALBANY (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo conveyed pessimism regarding a potential recreational marijuana legalization bill passing in the state legislature this year. Of course, there appeared to be so much optimism and momentum at the beginning of the year, when Cuomo said...
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January 07, 2019 - 1:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Legalized marijuana, sports betting and new traffic tolls in Manhattan are just some of the measures Democrats believe they can push through the New York Legislature in a 2019 session that begins this week with their party in control of both chambers and the governor's...
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Brendan Keany
December 19, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - A major announcement was made today for the East Side of Buffalo. People Inc. and Mayor Brown, along with several other local officials, are gathering at the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletics Sports Pavilion on Buffalo’s East Side to announce a $31 million...
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Tom Puckett
November 20, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Assemblymembers will likely take up the legalization of marijuana next year. One is disputing a claim it would lead to unfunded state mandates. "I would hardly call it an unfunded mandate," says Crystal Peoples-Stokes. "First of all, we don't even know what resources may be as it...
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Tom Puckett
August 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
Bufflao, NY (WBEN) Several assemblymembers are pushing a bill to legalize, tax and regulate adult marijuana use in New York. Part of the process will be a series of public hearings. "We will be seeking both experts on the topic, other states that have done it to see what worked, what didn't, as...
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