Pat Burke

New Era Field. April 26, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - County and state leaders continue to emphasize there are no definitive plans on a new Buffalo Bills stadium or a renovation of the current stadium in Orchard Park. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie visited the stadium in Orchard Park on Monday in what he...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 15, 2019 - 11:05 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Assemblyman Patrick Burke is clarifying misconceptions about a bill introduced in the New York State Legislature about organ donations. The bill will create an "opt-out" system for the organ and tissue donation registry in New York State. If enacted, residents ages 18 and...
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Brendan Keany
March 08, 2019 - 1:19 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Local officials and healthcare advocates gathered Friday to speak out against the proposed state cuts to Medicaid funding. Local officials and healthcare advocates are calling on Albany to leave healthcare funding alone, as there’s a statewide proposal to cut more than $800 million...
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Democrats from WNY tout the voting reform passed in the first week of the 2019 Albany legislative session. January 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democrats in the New York State Legislature from Western New York touted the voting reform package, which passed earlier this week in the 2019 session. "(It will) help make it easier for everyone to perform their civic duty by casting a ballot," Assemblyman Sean Ryan said...
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Mike Baggerman
November 29, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The Erie County Legislature on Thursday will hold a public meeting to address what they believe is a public health concern related to smoking in public places. The bill is called the “Public Health Protection Act of 2018” and it was crafted by Legislators Pat Burke, John...
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Matt Moran
June 26, 2018 - 12:24 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Legislator Burke is welcoming experts and those affected into the County Chambers to talk about issues that sometimes people do not want to talk about. "But as policy makers and people involved in government we need to know what people are experiencing and how we can make a...
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Mike Baggerman
March 08, 2018 - 1:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the Erie County Water Authority continues to face criticism following the revelation that Executive Director Earl Jann has a golden parachute agreement where he would receive between $300,000 and $400,000 if he is forced out of his role, the Erie County Legislature's...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
December 09, 2017 - 6:10 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke is calling for a veto from Governor Cuomo on a bill in the state legislature which would require chain pharmacies to operate a safe disposal site for unused controlled substances. "It is the law of the land that counties have the power to...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 22, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the Erie County Legislature failed to override the veto of the Made in America Act on Thursday, the question is: What's next? Legislator Patrick Burke, who opposed the Made in America Act from the beginning because he believes it was created for political purposes,...
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