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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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April 03, 2017 - 5:47 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a two-month extension of the last state budget to prevent a government shutdown after he and state lawmakers on Sunday failed to reach agreement on a new spending plan. Cuomo said the stopgap budget would give legislators time to resolve their...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN/AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says he would consider suing the federal government if they adopt a provision that would shift medicaid costs in New York from the county to the state. The proposal would end a requirement that counties pay a share of Medicaid. It would only apply to...
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Todd Gates, President of Seneca Nations, speaks to reporters in March 2017. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 23, 2017 - 1:27 pm
IRVING, N.Y. (WBEN) - Seneca Nation President Todd Gates announced on Thursday that Seneca Nation's revenue-sharing deal with New York State concludes at the end of this month. Seneca Nation and New York agreed to a gaming compact in 2002 where funds from the casinos go to the state. Seneca Nation...
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Tom Puckett
March 20, 2017 - 4:45 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After last week's storm that was forecast to hit the New York City area went more to the west than expected, Governor Cuomo took forecasters to task, but not as harshly than after Snowvember. "The forecast turned out to be not correct at the end of the day," said Cuomo. "I won't...
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March 13, 2017 - 1:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Have you ever bought an item from Amazon or Ebay and noticed you didn't pay any tax for it? Governor Cuomo proposed in his upcoming state budget an internet sales tax which would tax any transaction involving a business or resident of New York. Currently, New Yorkers pay...
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