New York

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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Dave Debo
April 23, 2017 - 12:35 pm
(WBEN) Moved to action by the vote last week to not renovate Buffalo's Central Terminal on the East Side as the city's next Amtrak station, County Legislator Betty Jean Grant says she will declare her candidacy for Mayor of the City of Buffalo in the middle of this coming week, Grant, who says she...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A June hearing has been set for both the Buffalo School Board and Carl Paladino to present their cases to the State Education Commissioner on whether or not Paladino should be removed from the board. Paladino's attorney, Dennis Vacco, said he welcomes the opportunity to state...
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April 15, 2017 - 7:17 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his first-in-the-nation proposal to make state college tuition free for middle-class students, he stood next to Bernie Sanders. This week when Cuomo celebrated its approval, he was arm in arm with Hillary Clinton. Democrats still smarting...
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WBEN Photo- Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 11, 2017 - 12:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following the completion of the New York State Budget on Sunday evening, Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Buffalo on Tuesday morning to tout the successes made during his tenure and celebrate the accomplishments of the new budget. “We said this year’s budget, which is really the...
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WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
April 10, 2017 - 6:13 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Excelsior Scholarship program included in the just-passed New York State budget is music to the ears of student leadership within the 600,000 strong SUNY and CUNY university system. The munch-heralded, and sometimes controversial, program would provide tuition for...
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Carl Paladino and other members of the Buffalo School Board
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Dave Debo
April 06, 2017 - 11:12 am
One day after it was revealed that Carl Paladino will be suing the Buffalo Board of Education over efforts to oust him from that body, some board members are pushing back against the charge that there is a conspiracy against him The expected federal lawsuit is revealed in a letter Dennis Vacco, an...
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April 05, 2017 - 10:25 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state budget talks collapsed Wednesday night after members of the Senate left the Capitol, with lawmakers from both parties blaming Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for scuttling negotiations over the spending plan, now several days late. Members of the Senate and...
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NYS Senate
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Dave Debo
April 05, 2017 - 6:20 am
New York lawmakers are poised to pass a new state budget after resolving a stalemate that caused them to blow through a Saturday deadline. The state Senate began deliberations on a budget deal late Tuesday night, with the intention of passing it Wednesday, the same day the Assembly plans to take it...
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April 04, 2017 - 7:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The stalemate over New York's tardy state budget took a new turn Tuesday when lawmakers insisted they had a deal on a new spending plan, only to be dismissed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who insisted there is no need to rush. Increasingly frustrated legislators — who will not be...
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