New York

Dave Debo
July 11, 2017 - 5:42 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo's political aspirations are getting some attention on the national stage, raising the idea that he will run for President , and could re-brand Democrats in a way that might defeat Donald Trump. Politico magazine's cover story this week bears the headline "Andrew Cuomo could...
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Dave Debo
June 28, 2017 - 10:51 am
(WBEN) Frank Miller, the attorney hired by the Buffalo Board of Education to try and help them oust Carl Paladino from the school board, turned the tables at hearings on Paladino's removal during his closing statements on Tuesday, For the past four days, Paladino's defense has argued that the...
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Dave Debo
June 22, 2017 - 6:17 am
(WBEN) State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia convenes as many as 5 days of hearings beginning today to determine whether board member Carl Paladino should be removed from his post because of allegations that he revealed confidential information from a private board session. Convened with...
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June 08, 2017 - 5:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state has begun accepting applications for its new tuition-free college program. More than 3,000 people signed up for the Excelsior scholarship Wednesday, the first day the applications were available. They'll be accepted through July 21. Applicants should know...
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Dave Debo
June 08, 2017 - 5:18 am
(WBEN) Targeted for defeat in a new initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Congressman Chris Collins is fighting back, calling Cuomo "an extortionist," among other things. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said New York's eight Republican members of...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - One of the signs that summer is just around the corner will happen tomorrow afternoon when the lineup for the Thursday Canalside Concert Series will be announced. This year though, it might not be the music everyone is talking about. WBEN has learned that there will be a $5.00...
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Dave Debo
May 16, 2017 - 6:25 am
(WBEN) Buffalo's native Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she will run for Lt. Governor in 2018, and is ruling out a challenge to Cong. Chris Collins and a return to the seat she briefly held before he defeated her. Hochul tells the New York Daily News that she anticipates running with Cuomo in 2018, the...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York car manufacturers can now apply to test driverless cars on public highways. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the state will begin accepting applications from companies looking to test or demonstrate autonomous vehicle technology as part of a year-long pilot...
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Mike Baggerman
May 02, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Will Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s proposed investment in the Buffalo Public Schools be enough to turn the tide in the school’s budget deficit? In the mayor’s budget proposal on Monday he sought to provide an additional $500,000 for the schools for the next five years, which is...
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April 26, 2017 - 1:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York would release the state tax returns for Donald Trump and other New Yorkers holding high office under legislation crafted by Democratic lawmakers. The measure introduced Wednesday doesn't mention Trump by name, but it comes after the New York City Republican refused to...
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