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Tom Puckett
January 16, 2018 - 2:42 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) During his budget presentation Tuesday, Governor Cuomo says he is proposing funding for a study on legalizing recreational marijuana use. "Things are happening. New Jersey may legalize marijuana, Massachusetts already has," says Cuomo. "On the other hand, Attorney General (Jeff)...
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January 03, 2018 - 10:39 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to end the practice of requiring criminal defendants to post monetary bail in misdemeanor and non-violent felony cases. The Democrat says the longstanding practice of accepting cash bail is unfair, since it allows suspects with financial resources to go free while those...
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Mike Baggerman
December 14, 2017 - 10:59 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced his plans to prevent domestic violence abusers from owning a firearm. This news was thrilling for Mary Travers Murphy, the executive director at Family Justice Center of Erie County, an organization which supports victims of...
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December 08, 2017 - 5:47 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended its hiring practices Friday amid scrutiny by the FBI, dismissing an investigation into a common practice in which senior staffers to the governor are paid by another state agency. The administration received a subpoena for...
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Gov.Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a measure that would scuttle his plans to relocate the WNY Childrens' Psychiatric Center from West Seneca, and consolidate the facility onto the grounds of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center at Elmwood and Forest Ave. in Buffalo. The veto has not been officially announced...
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Dave Debo
November 30, 2017 - 6:18 am
(WBEN) Supporters of adult marijuana use in New York State say it could come up in the coming year in Albany, and they are pointing to a new poll that says New Yorkers are in favor of using the cash crop to stave off a possible budget deficit as high as $.4.4 billion. An Emerson College poll -...
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Mike Baggerman
November 16, 2017 - 11:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced on Thursday morning at Hamlin Park Claude & Ouida Clapp Academy a 50 percent increase for Buffalo Public Schools in its after school activities. "We don't want you playing video games and we don't want you hanging around the house," Cuomo said. "...
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Richard Root
November 01, 2017 - 2:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - On Monday, it was reported Sam Hoyt will leave his position with Empire State Development. A reason for his departure wasn't given, until Tuesday when several media reported Hoyt is being investigated for alleged sexual harassment. It is being reported that Hoyt reached a...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With details of what led to the deadly terror attack in New York City Tuesday, Western New York Congressman Chris Collins is on the record as saying these types of attacks are "all but impossible to stop." "At what point do we give up some kind of freedoms in the name of...
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Tom Puckett
October 11, 2017 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Judge Catherine Nugent Panepinto has ruled against a petition to block a coalition led by a local assemblyman to continue efforts to keep the Children's Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca. "These are children, your Honor. Minors", says attorney Steve Cohen arguing against...
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