Mickey Kearns

Downtown Auto Bureau. March 12, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Downtown Auto Bureau. March 12, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
July 06, 2020 - 11:32 am
Starting Wednesday, the Erie County Auto Bureau will resume accepting permit applications for Class C (commercial) and Class D/DJ (new drivers, motorcycle) licensing and testing. Permit customers can begin making their appointments beginning Monday.
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Downtown Auto Bureau. March 12, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Downtown Auto Bureau. March 12, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 12, 2020 - 4:58 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Auto bureaus in Erie County are prepared for the possibility of prohibiting the general public from entering due to coronavirus.
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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)
Tom Puckett
March 09, 2020 - 5:00 am
Kearns says day to day operations have been busier since Green Light Law took effect.
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A "zombie property" on Shisler Road in Clarence. February 21, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
A "zombie property" on Shisler Road in Clarence. February 21, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 22, 2020 - 3:00 am
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WBEN) - The latest initiative to combat zombie properties has been unveiled by the Erie County Clerk.
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Erie County Auto Bureau. July 25, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 21, 2020 - 2:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo said he is open to giving DMV data to the federal government as the ongoing issue between the state and feds continue over the Green Light Law.
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Board of Elections
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
WBEN Newsroom
January 03, 2020 - 4:13 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Friday afternoon, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns met with Board of Elections Commissioners Ralph Mohr and Jeremy Zellner to discuss his concerns about the possibility of the Green Light Law making it possible for illegal immigrants to vote. As Kearns says he was directed to not...
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Tom Puckett
January 03, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns has been fighting the Green Light Law ever since it passed in New York. Now, it appears Kearns is getting company from Washington. The acting secretary of Homeland Security is taking aim at new laws in New York, New Jersey and other states that...
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Erie County Auto Bureau. July 25, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 13, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Green Light Law will take effect beginning on Saturday despite efforts to curb the law by clerks across New York State. Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns has been arguably the most vocal opponent of the law that would allow undocumented immigrants the ability to receive a...
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Mike Baggerman
December 02, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A program inside the Erie County Clerk's office that began earlier this year has goals of helping senior citizens maneuver through the complexities of any visit to a local DMV. "Clerk on the Go", a program which began in February, also helps members of the local refugee...
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Mickey Kearns speaks to county lawmakers over concerns of Green Light Law. November 13, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 13, 2019 - 1:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Staffing interpreters within the Erie County Clerk's Office is the latest concern that Mickey Kearns has about the state's controversial Green Light Law. The clerk estimated that it would cost his office $667,550 at a rate of $50 per hour for the interpreters for all the...
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