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(WBEN) - New polling shows that New Yorkers oppose the state's new laws on cash bail, though support for Governor Andrew Cuomo received a boost. In the poll conducted by Siena Research, voters say the new law eliminating monetary bail for people facing misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges is...
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Brian Mazurowski
June 19, 2019 - 10:41 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Hope is dwindling for those who want to see sports betting allowed in more than just a handful of casinos across New York. With potentially hours left to go in the State Legislative session, it doesn't appear that mobile sports betting will come to the state any time soon as...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - A bill to legalize marijuana in New York State did not pass with the state budget as originally planed, but supporters are still hopeful it will happen this year. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul said it's one of the Governor's top priorities that still needs to be taken care of. "...
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(WBEN) - A coalition of companies in the marijuana industry is launching an ad campaign this week aimed at encouraging New York State lawmakers to legalize cannabis as part of the state budget. "It's time New York starts competing in this growing industry," says a voiceover in the TV ad, that cites...
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Brian Mazurowski
January 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has made the plea to bring sports betting to New York state, but there's a big catch. During his State of the State address, Cuomo called for legalizing sports gambling in New York, but only at four state-run casinos located in the Finger Lakes, Southern...
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Richard Root
April 20, 2017 - 6:20 am
(WBEN) - Today is 4:20 day, the unofficial pro-marijuana holiday that has been slowly gaining in popularity around the world. What used to be a day reserved for civil disobedience and protests of the status-quo is quickly turning into another eh-okay holiday. 4:20 day used to be a day when pot-...
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Richard Root
March 28, 2017 - 6:25 am
One of many platforms for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party in Canada during their campaign for the 2015 elections was to legalize and regulate marijuana. It was one of the planks cited for Trudeau getting the vote of many young Canadian voters. A little over a year later and Canadian news is...
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