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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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Governor Cuomo updates standoff with feds on WAMC Radio in Albany
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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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Governor Cuomo updates standoff with feds on WAMC Radio in Albany
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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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Tesla Plant on South Park Avenue in South Buffalo. August 7, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brian Mazurowski
August 30, 2019 - 6:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Tesla facility, and New York's involvement in the project, are once again under the microscope. An expose in Vanity Fair, titled " How Elon Musk Fooled Investors, Bilked Taxpayers, and Gambled Tesla to Save SolarCity " put a national spotlight on the Tesla/SolarCity project...
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Students at Leonardo daVinci High School. September 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 09, 2019 - 12:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo this week signed legislation which would allow the City of Buffalo to establish speed cameras in school zones. The programs allows the city to enforce speed limits in school zones using cameras that record speeding violations in real time without the...
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August 06, 2019 - 10:07 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - It is now illegal in New York to possess an undetectable knife. Governor Cuomo signed the legislation into law on Tuesday. It prohibits the manufacture, transport, shipment, and possession of knives and other weapons that are undetectable by a metal detector. "Undetectable...
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