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May 15, 2019 - 7:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation allowing judges to reduce prison sentences for victims of domestic abuse who committed crimes while defending themselves against their abusers. The Democrat says the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act he signed into law Tuesday...
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Mike Baggerman
May 14, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a Friday interview with Rochester radio station, WXXI , Cuomo said he was told lawmakers had the votes to legalize it this year but may not anymore. He wanted the assembly and state senate to incorporate legalized marijuana in this year's state budget but claimed the...
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Mike Baggerman
April 30, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In the wake multiple attacks on religious groups, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced an increase state police presence at houses of worship during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. "Ramadan is a sacred time for reflection and gratitude and to show compassion for those...
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Mike Baggerman
April 23, 2019 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Joe Biden has a strong ally within the democratic ranks in Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said that Biden has the best chance to beat President Trump in 2020. "He has the experience," Cuomo said on CNN Tuesday. "He has the background. I've worked with him for years. He has the...
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Brittany Maynard and her husband. Maynard became an icon for the "right to die" movement when she chose to have a doctor end her life on November 1, 2014. (USA Today Photo)
Mike Baggerman
April 11, 2019 - 3:00 am
Excerpts from the Associated Press' original report contributed to this story BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's indication that he will sign legislation allowing people with a terminal illness to seek life-ending medication from a physician is a dangerous precedent to set according to...
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Plastic bags in a grocery cart. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
March 29, 2019 - 5:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the state Legislature are poised to have New York join California as the only states to ban single-use plastic bags. The statewide ban agreement would be part of the state budget that's due by Monday. The ban wouldn't take...
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Hector Pagan
March 11, 2019 - 7:26 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo visited Western New York on Sunday while winds plagued the area. New York issued a driver's alert and the governor stressed that people should take normal precautions. "With those gusts we expect to see periodic issues," Cuomo said. Most people in the region...
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A tractor trailer pulled over in Grand Island. January 30, 2019 (Photo via NYS Police)
Mike Baggerman
February 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s comments on Thursday about harsher penalties for truck drivers who disobey travel bans drew mixed reaction from truckers who were stuck in the region as a result of the winter storm. The governor, while speaking Thursday morning, indicated plans to...
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Brian Mazurowski
January 31, 2019 - 11:20 am
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) - Ever since Tuesday night, tractor-trailers have been banned from the Thruway between Rochester and the Pennsylvania line, but anyone who has ventured outside over the past couple of days can tell you not everyone is paying attention to the warnings. Now, the Governor is...
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Mike Baggerman
January 25, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's office is proposing a cut to key funding for local municipalities. The cuts to the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) funding was part of the governor's 30-day budget amendments. Several area municipal leaders were joined by State Senator Chris...
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