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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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Matt Moran
July 03, 2018 - 1:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) -Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Chris Jacobs announced a combined $800,000 of funding for a monument will honor African American veterans across all the military conflicts the U.S. has been a part of. Senator Jacobs says the message of the monument is clear. "...
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June 22, 2018 - 3:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblymember Crytal Peoples-Stokes push legalization of marijuana and call for the reversal of what they say are failed drug policies that have disproportionately hurt communities of color and low-income communities in New York and across the...
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Tom Puckett
May 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) The state legislature begins the process of interviews to determine a new attorney general. Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes has some expectations. "I'm hoping we have an opportunity to talk to people with a genuine interest in public service. Because this is an election year...
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May 13, 2018 - 9:15 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Democrats who control the New York State Assembly have released details of the interview process for selecting a new attorney general after Eric Schneiderman abruptly resigned amid allegations he physically abused four women. Applicants for attorney general had until 5 p.m...
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