New York State

Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
August 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW YORK (WBEN) - Several weeks ago, Congressman Tom Reed called a press conference in which he implored Governor Cuomo to put petty politics aside and fix the stretch of the I-90 that runs through Seneca Nation. "We are here to send a message to the Governor's Office and to the Department of...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
August 20, 2019 - 3:37 pm
WILSON (WBEN) - On Monday, New York State announced that it was holding a voting contest for the next design of new license plates, which Governor Cuomo says will be phased in over the next 10 years. Many people on social media have commented saying that this move by the state is a simple cash grab...
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Main Street Niagara Falls. June 19, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 14, 2019 - 1:47 pm
NIAGARA FALLS (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Governor Andrew Cuomo made a stop in Niagara Falls on Wednesday morning to deliver exciting news to the region, as he explained that the city has won $10 million in this round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Gov. @andrewcuomo just announced that...
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August 11, 2019 - 8:49 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Hundreds, possibly thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state are expected to go to court this week to sue their alleged abusers and the institutions they say failed them, including the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, public schools and...
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August 04, 2019 - 7:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-Carolyn Thompson) — New York state is rethinking its requirements for a high school diploma, including the make-or-break Regents exams that have been around since the 1800s. Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa initiated the discussion after the latest data showed...
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Mike Baggerman
August 02, 2019 - 12:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said New York State wants to fix the stretch of I-90 that runs through Seneca Nation and that the two sides need to work out their differences to get it done. "I understand the frustration," Hochul said. "I can assure you it's been addressed...
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Niagara Power Project
August 01, 2019 - 5:59 am
Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York Power Authority is launching a 15-year modernization and digitization program to significantly extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project, the largest source of clean electricity in New York State and one of the country's largest hydroelectric...
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July 23, 2019 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Bills that would legalize and tax marijuana at the national level, and provide opportunities for people convicted of federal pot crimes to clear their records, were introduced Tuesday in Congress. The companion legislation in the House and Senate were introduced by Sen...
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July 13, 2019 - 8:07 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A judge in New York has refused to block a state law repealing a religious exemption to vaccine mandates. Lawyers representing 55 families in New York filed a lawsuit this week hoping to restore the exemption, which lawmakers eliminated this year in the face of the nation's...
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July 03, 2019 - 6:19 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that people are moving out of New York "like never before" — but the reality of population changes in the president's home state is more complicated. In a series of tweets Tuesday, Trump blamed high taxes and the state's leaders for...
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