Gov. Cuomo

Tom Puckett
October 15, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) Some criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward darker-skinned Italian immigrants. He referenced a New York Times op-Ed that ran in the Saturday edition of the paper and used the N-...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Governor Cuomo addressed the first vaping-related death in New York, he said vaping may be more dangerous than a cigarette. ] "Cigarettes didn't kill you in year one. E-cigarettes, year one, a thousand cases," claimed Cuomo. Dr. Andrew Hyland of Roswell Park says he...
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Tom Puckett
September 09, 2019 - 5:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York state will require health warning signs in shops that sell vaping devices following hundreds of cases of lung illnesses believed to be related to the habit, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The state will also issue subpoenas to three companies that sell a...
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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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