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Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy with Ontario County GOP Chair Trisha Turner. August 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
January 13, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last month, New York State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy filed suit against Governor Cuomo calling on him to call a special election in NY27 to replace Chris Collins soon. That suit is scheduled to be heard in Rochester today. Collins resigned from the seat in September,...
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WBEN Newsroom
December 18, 2019 - 2:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A conservative good government group is suing to block a pay hike that would place Gov. Andrew Cuomo among the nation’s highest paid governors. The Government Justice Center is seeking an injunction blocking the pay hike in a lawsuit filed in state court this month against...
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Tom Puckett
December 09, 2019 - 2:59 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo says opioid deaths in New York State have dropped in a one year period for the first time since 2009. Cuomo says opioid overdose deaths among New York State residents, outside New York City, declined 15.9 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, the first decrease in 10...
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Tom Puckett
November 06, 2019 - 5:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state of New York now requires all death certificates for people who have died of an opioid overdose to specify which opioid was involved, if possible. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the new legislation Tuesday. The Democratic governor says the law will allow public health...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 01, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he has declared a state of emergency for 11 counties, including Erie and Chautauqua, due to last night's flooding. Fierce Wind Storm: Power Out, Trees Down, Road Closures I have declared a state of emergency in 11 counties and am deploying 200 @...
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Tom Puckett
October 23, 2019 - 1:55 pm
Youngstown, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo announces $300 million for shoreline communities along Lake Ontario, including $49 million for projects in Niagara and Orleans Counties. The money is part of the first round of funding under the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative...
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Tom Puckett
October 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will become the first state to require the disclosure of ingredients in tampons and other menstrual products. The law was signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said menstrual products could contain toxic or allergy-causing chemicals unknown to consumers...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2019 - 4:47 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Homeowners with property damage from flooding along Lake Ontario this year can apply for financial assistance from the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says up to $20 million is available for homeowners in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne...
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Tom Puckett
October 08, 2019 - 2:27 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo says New York has its first vaping-related death. The death, involving a 17-year-old male from the Bronx, was reported to the State Department of Health today. According to NYSDOH, the deceased was previously hospitalized in early September with a vaping-...
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Tom Puckett
September 17, 2019 - 5:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP/WBEN) - A state health panel has approved an emergency ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New York. The vote Tuesday by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the ban goes into effect immediately. The ban does not cover tobacco- or menthol-flavored e-cigarettes...
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