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Tom Puckett
July 20, 2017 - 8:44 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo took a look at the damage caused by Thursday's tornado in Hamburg. Cuomo says he's grateful no one was killed in the storm. "Extensive property damage can be fixed. Debris can be removed. As long as we haven't lost human life, we're ahead of the game." He says 200...
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Mike Baggerman
July 13, 2017 - 4:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced a long-term plan to help ailing homes on Buffalo's East Side and in the Town of Cheektowaga on Thursday morning in Buffalo. The $10 million plan is called the "Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative" and is a three-pronged plan which officials...
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Tom Puckett
July 06, 2017 - 3:27 pm
Wilson, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo called on President Trump for federal help after high water levels along Lake Ontario devastated homes and businesses this year. "It's undeniable the main cause has been the amount of rainfall, but it's more complicated than that and it has something to do with how...
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Tom Puckett
June 29, 2017 - 4:44 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) There will be relief for homeowners affected by flooding along Lake Ontario. State lawmakers approved it as part of a bill to approve an extension of mayoral control of New York City schools. The bill goes to Governor Cuomo for his signature. The bill includes aid for upstate...
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Richard Root
June 07, 2017 - 5:54 am
New York, NY (WBEN) - Representatives Chris Collins and Tom Reed are among eight New York House seats being targeted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She has enlisted the help of Governor Andrew Cuomo. During a union rally at the Javits Center in New York City yesterday, Pelosi said there were...
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Tom Puckett
June 01, 2017 - 5:16 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Just hours after President Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order to continue the standards of the accord and helped launch a climate alliance with two west coast governors. Cuomo, California Governor Edmund...
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May 29, 2017 - 8:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York college students can apply for the state's free tuition plan beginning June 7. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees approved Excelsior Scholarship regulations last week. The initiative was a key priority...
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May 28, 2017 - 6:59 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In this week's New York state government news, lawmakers stretch Memorial Day weekend into a week off, the New York Court of Appeals takes up physician-assisted suicide, and Uber and Lyft prepare to expand upstate. A look ahead in Albany: ___ SESSION WINDING DOWN Lawmakers...
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Dave Debo
May 16, 2017 - 6:25 am
(WBEN) Buffalo's native Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she will run for Lt. Governor in 2018, and is ruling out a challenge to Cong. Chris Collins and a return to the seat she briefly held before he defeated her. Hochul tells the New York Daily News that she anticipates running with Cuomo in 2018, the...
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May 05, 2017 - 1:27 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says spooky sounds keep him awake at night when he stays at the governor's mansion in Albany. The Democrat told a Long Island crowd Thursday that during legislative sessions he spends evenings awake and unsettled by unexplained noises in the 161-year-...
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