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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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Brian Mazurowski
January 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has made the plea to bring sports betting to New York state, but there's a big catch. During his State of the State address, Cuomo called for legalizing sports gambling in New York, but only at four state-run casinos located in the Finger Lakes, Southern...
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Brendan Keany
January 11, 2019 - 8:18 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to extend the background check waiting period for firearm purchase from three days to 10 days. The Democrat announced the proposal on Thursday. It's just one of several bills relating to firearm regulations that Cuomo says he'll ask the...
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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)
January 01, 2019 - 5:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has granted clemency to 29 individuals - many of whom faced the risk of deportation. The Democratic governor pardoned 22 people and commuted the sentences of seven others on Monday, the final day of the year. Many of those receiving a pardon were...
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November 08, 2018 - 11:57 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Crews have started removing hundreds of New York interstate highway tourism signs that the federal government said the Cuomo administration installed illegally. The state Department of Transportation says Thursday that the agency and Thruway Authority have begun removing the "I...
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November 03, 2018 - 10:58 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's the final campaign weekend of 2018 and both major candidates for governor visited Western New York to hold rallies. #GOTV rallies in #Buffalo and Cheektowaga as @NYGovCuomo and @marcmolinaro bring their campaigns to town just days before the important #MidtermElections...
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October 08, 2018 - 12:36 pm
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Monday that the driver of the limousine that crashed in the small town of Schoharie lacked the appropriate license to drive the limousine. Cuomo also said the limo recently failed an inspection and should not have been on the road...
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Marc Molinaro, speaking with supporters, in Lancaster. September 25, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
October 02, 2018 - 7:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - An attempt by local Democratic officials to create a website attacking Gov. Andrew Cuomo's challenger backfired after Republican candidate Marc Molinaro's campaign bought the site and reconfigured it to redirect traffic to an anti-Cuomo website. The Dutchess County...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. September 26, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Dana Casullo))
Mike Baggerman
September 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo clarified his Tuesday comments where he blamed upstate weather for encouraging New Yorkers to live elsewhere in the country. The governor was highly criticized after he said that people are leaving New York for personal reasons or decisions that were "...
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September 26, 2018 - 3:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Marc Molinaro campaign is blasting Governor Cuomo, accusing him of lying to the Albany Times Union Editorial Board for about contact with Crystal Run Healthcare, a company that may have shared problems with some of its $400,000 donations to the governor five years ago. "I...
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