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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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May 04, 2017 - 11:08 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined 11 other governors prodding President Donald Trump to participate in international efforts to combat climate change. The governors sent a joint letter to Trump on Tuesday urging him to uphold the United States' greenhouse gas reduction...
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April 12, 2017 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Hillary Clinton says the nation's first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election. The former...
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Mike Baggerman
April 11, 2017 - 12:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following the completion of the New York State Budget on Sunday evening, Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Buffalo on Tuesday morning to tout the successes made during his tenure and celebrate the accomplishments of the new budget. “We said this year’s budget, which is really the...
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Tim Wenger
April 08, 2017 - 6:27 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown tells WBEN he is overall "pleased" with the budget that was agreed-upon in Albany late Friday night. "I'm very happy it looks like there is a budget deal in Albany", the Mayor said Saturday. Mayor Brown is particularly pleased the so-called 'Buffalo...
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April 08, 2017 - 6:35 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed on a $153 billion state budget that includes free middle-class tuition at state universities, Uber and Lyft's long-awaited upstate expansion and a long-sought juvenile justice reform that Cuomo calls one of his...
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Tom Puckett
April 04, 2017 - 4:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Skyway is closed to commercial traffic as a high wind warning continues. Governor Cuomo issued the order in light of the high wind warning, which is in effect until 11pm. "With the threat of high winds and dangerous driving conditions this afternoon and tonight, I am closing...
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