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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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(WBEN) - Thousands gathered around the state Supreme Courthouse in Albany on Wednesday before the first oral arguments in a lawsuit that could overturn a new law that eliminated religious exemptions to mandatory vaccines. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul told WBEN this morning that she's hopeful that the...
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August 06, 2019 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN) - New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has many people thanking him for making NY a better place for the past nine years, however, his ratings on his favorability and job performance are on the decline. According to Siena College's latest poll , Cuomo has a 50-percent unfavorable...
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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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(WBEN) - A new Siena college poll released this morning shows that voters in New York are supportive of legalizing marijuana, 55-40 percent, And opposed to allowing undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license, 53-41 percent. The new numbers come out with just a week and a half left in the...
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