Gov. Cuomo

Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo introduced a first-in-the-nation domestic terrorism law to include mass violence motivated by hate. Under this proposal, mass shootings against a group of people based on their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo signs a bill into law requiring bus drivers to report signs of abuse in private schools. "The safety and well-being of our children is the top priority of this administration and I'm proud to sign this legislation and help close this loophole in the law," Governor...
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Tom Puckett
August 07, 2019 - 3:26 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo says hatred and guns led to last week's mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. Cuomo is challenging Democratic presidential candidates to take a pledge to combat gun violence. "The truth here is there are two elements that created the crisis. Right? One is the...
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Tom Puckett
July 31, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo has signed a bill allowing firefighters and other emergency personnel to break into a car to rescue an animal left unattended in extreme cold or heat. "Leaving a pet in a stifling hot or freezing cold car is inhumane and potentially dangerous, and emergency...
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July 29, 2019 - 3:52 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is extending the waiting period for certain gun purchases from three days to 30 days to give authorities more time to run background checks. The change signed into law Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will apply when a federal instant background check returns...
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July 29, 2019 - 11:11 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's governor signed a bill Monday that softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and allows for the expungement of some past convictions. The legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes unlawful possession of marijuana a violation. The...
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June 03, 2019 - 2:40 pm
Albany, NY (AP/WBEN) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he doesn't believe it's feasible for lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana this year. The Democrat told reporters Monday that he doesn't believe there is sufficient support to pass the measure in the state Senate. Cuomo says that he backs the...
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Tom Puckett
March 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) On Monday, Governor Cuomo said sports betting revenue wouldn't generate a lot. But one local lawmaker says it can still do good. "Sports betting does not make you that much money. New Jersey has sports betting and it only raises $13 million," says Governor Cuomo, which he calls a...
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Mike Baggerman
March 12, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BUFFALO, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in Buffalo on Tuesday that New York State will invest approximately $50 million in Buffalo's East Side. The funding is for the following according to the governor's office. MLK Park District ($6.6 million) - Funding will be used for park...
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March 07, 2019 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to report to prison next week. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan denied Joseph Percoco bail Thursday pending his appeal. Percoco, who ran Cuomo's 2014 re-election campaign, was...
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