New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A minor political party in New York has sued over a new law approved by political appointees that will make it harder for parties to get on the ballot. The Serve America Movement Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday claiming the new requirement...
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Andrew Cuomo
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(WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing making an addition to the state flag, and wants Albany lawmakers to work on making the change this session. During his State of the State address last week, Cuomo talked about adding a familiar Latin phrase to the state seal and flag. "On the first seal...
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Vaping products at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Albany N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A judge has blocked New York state from enforcing an executive order banning flavored vaping products. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Catherine Cholakis ruled that the state Public Health and Health Planning Council overstepped its authority last September when it issued...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Governor's Office
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January 06, 2020 - 4:57 pm
New York (WBEN/WCBS) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sprang into action to save a life on Monday when his motorcade passed a wreck on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The Democrat, who was heading from an event in Manhattan, was seen on video taken by his staff climbing to the door of an overturned...
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(WBEN) - Wegmans is planning on eliminating plastic bags from their stores over a month before a state-wide ban goes in to place. In a news release on Monday, Wegmans said that they will remove single-use plastic grocery bags from all its New York State stores on Monday, January 27. The state ban...
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Brendan Keany
October 24, 2019 - 5:06 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - While election day is still more than a week away, residents can begin voting Saturday, October 26, which will mark the first time early voting will be utilized in a statewide election in New York's history. Early Voting starts THIS SATURDAY. Don't wait until Election Day on...
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Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns and Assistant Erie County Attorney Ken Kirby after oral arguments in the Green Light Law case. October 23, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 23, 2019 - 2:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A federal judge will make a decision on New York's Green Light Law sometime in mid-November after hearing arguments from attorneys representing Erie County and an attorney from the attorney general's office. The Green Light Law, which allows undocumented immigrants the...
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(WBEN) - A new Siena College Poll says that by a 2-to-1 margin, New Yorkers oppose the requirement to turn in old license plates for new ones, and Three-Quarters say the $25 fee is unfair. The latest polling numbers were released Tuesday morning. The new State requirement states that motorists must...
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Tesla Plant on South Park Avenue in South Buffalo. August 7, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brian Mazurowski
August 30, 2019 - 6:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Tesla facility, and New York's involvement in the project, are once again under the microscope. An expose in Vanity Fair, titled " How Elon Musk Fooled Investors, Bilked Taxpayers, and Gambled Tesla to Save SolarCity " put a national spotlight on the Tesla/SolarCity project...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - A civil rights lawyer representing parents opposed to vaccines for their children said Monday he will appeal a judge's decision upholding a New York state law that ended religious exemptions from vaccinations required to attend schools and day care programs. The state...
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