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Mike Baggerman
January 22, 2020 - 10:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican lawmakers from the region were quick to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed $178.6 billion budget on Tuesday , with many still concerned over the $6.2 billion deficit facing the state.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine on April 19, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 21, 2020 - 3:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday will release his 2020 budget proposal, amid the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit, something that the Cuomo administration largely blames to the rising costs in Medicaid.
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(WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing making an addition to the state flag, and wants Albany lawmakers to work on making the change this session. During his State of the State address last week, Cuomo talked about adding a familiar Latin phrase to the state seal and flag. "On the first seal...
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Mike Baggerman
December 27, 2019 - 3:00 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to close a loophole in New York law that prevents prosecutors from bringing rape charges in certain cases when victims become drunk voluntarily. The governor wants to change the state's definition of who cannot legally consent to sexual activity. He...
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Northland Workforce Training Center. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
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December 03, 2019 - 4:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Northland Workforce Training Center will enter into a partnership with Empire State College to provide higher education to people in Western New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the region to announce that the two partnered have partnered for five years and $10 million. "I...
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November 20, 2019 - 9:57 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York officials plan to spend up to $60 million to make sure state residents are fully counted in the 2020 Census. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday said up to $40 million from existing resources will be used to help encourage residents to complete the Census questionnaire...
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Mike Baggerman
October 16, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's controversial comments during a Tuesday interview on WAMC Radio have revived the discussion about the use of the racial term. The governor quoted an opinion piece in the New York Times and used the "n-word" while talking about slurs that were often...
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Mike Baggerman
October 16, 2019 - 1:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday closed a legal loophole in double jeopardy which protects individuals who are pardoned by a president from being prosecuted at the state level for the same offense. It was initially proposed when President Trump thought about pardoning Paul...
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(WBEN) - When, if at all, might a special election take place for the seat in NY-27? It's up to Governor Andrew Cuomo to call for a special election for the now-vacant Congressional seat. He talked about when he might do that this morning on WAMC. "Western New York deserves a seat. We have a lot...
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Deteriorating road conditions on I-90 in Seneca Nation. August 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
(WBEN) - The New York State Thruway Authority is pointing the finger back at the Seneca Nation, saying that the deplorable condition of the I-90 as it runs through Seneca territory is due to the Senecas not giving the state permission to do the work. "To put it mildly, we have been frustrated that...
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