Mickey Kearns

July 15, 2019 - 10:40 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Last week, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo and DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder over the Green Light Law, which would provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. "The Green Light Law conflicts with federal immigration law,...
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Tom Puckett
July 09, 2019 - 6:45 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns has filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Tish James and DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder over the Green Light Law. READ: Complete Court Filing READ: Complete Court Filing Media Folder: Media Root Kearns says the bill, which...
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June 19, 2019 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Some county clerks in New York say they will defy a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the United States illegally. Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns says Wednesday he's going to federal court with his concerns that the law signed by...
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Tom Puckett
June 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Republicans across New York are fuming over Governor Cuomo's plan to allow driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. "This is a topic people are talking about, and they're outraged by it," says incoming NY GOP chairman Nick Langworthy. "People have to go to the DMV to get their...
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Brendan Keany
May 30, 2019 - 1:14 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and Clerk Mickey Kearns have announced an investigation into the consequences of granting driver's license rights to illegal aliens. "As comptroller of Erie County, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution," began Mychajliw...
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Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns at the Erie County Auto Bureau at 170 Pearl Street on March 28, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 07, 2019 - 1:58 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns, and other county clerks who refuse to give a driver's license to an illegal immigrant, face a new way to be removed from office after a bill introduced in the State Senate would add another avenue for the governor to remove clerks from office...
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Erie County Auto Bureau in Tonawanda. July 5, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 04, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There's been a push in New York City to give driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. Last month, the New York City Council approved a resolution that calls upon the state legislature to pass a law which would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license,...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Mike Baggerman
December 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – We’re still well away from the 2019 election but one of the top races on the local front that will be highlighted include the election for Erie County Executive. Last week, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who planned to run against incumbent county executive Mark...
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Mike Baggerman
November 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer called a bill which would mandate a background check of social media when applying for a handgun license "outrageous". The bill, which was introduced by Brooklyn State Senator Kevin Parker earlier this month, would require the person applying...
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Erik Bohen following primary victories on September 13, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2018 - 11:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There were few surprises for local republicans on Thursday's primary election. Erik Bohen, the incumbent assemblyman in New York's 142nd district, won his primary in the republican and conservative line, though lost in the independent line to Michelle Kennedy by a total of 12...
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