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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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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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Albany, NY (WBEN) - The Governor pouring some cold water on the idea of passing the controversial "Green Light Bill." The State Assembly Transportation committee on Wednesday passed the bill, which would grant undocumented immigrants the ability to obtain a driver's license by passing a road test,...
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2018 Buffalo Pride
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It's Pride Weekend in Buffalo, meaning several events will take place throughout the week showcasing acceptance of the local LGBT community. "There has been a lot of progress for LGBTQ rights," said Rob Baird, who's been involved with organizing the Pride events that bring...
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Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy with Ontario County GOP Chair Trisha Turner. August 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 21, 2019 - 2:19 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Monday, it was announced that Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy would be replacing Ed Cox as the state chairman for the party, and on Tuesday, he was formally introduced. In unity there is strength and the NYGOP is going to be stronger than ever. ⁦ @ChairmanEdCox ⁩...
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May 14, 2019 - 11:02 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - A plan to permit certain types of sports betting in New York State may get one final push before the end of the legislative session. On Monday, The Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee approved a bill that would allow commercial casinos to offer mobile sports wagering...
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May 08, 2019 - 12:28 am
ALBANY (WBEN) - The state committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering is convening in Albany Wednesday morning for a public hearing to discuss mobile sports betting in New York. While State Senator Tim Kennedy doesn't serve on the committee, he discussed his general feelings toward sports betting and...
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