Patrick Burke

Tom Puckett
October 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As we anticipate a special election in NY27 to replace Chris Collins, we look back to another special election, held about 18 months ago, and talk to the two candidates in that race. In 2018, Mickey Kearns resigned from the Assembly when he was elected Erie County Clerk. Governor...
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Assemblyman Pat Burke holding a reusable bag. April 5, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 05, 2019 - 2:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – New York State Assemblyman Patrick Burke understands the inconvenience associated with the single-use plastic bag ban that was passed as part of the New York State budget but is urging people to look at the problem with plastic pollution on a broader level. “I don’t want...
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Tom Puckett
March 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) On Monday, Governor Cuomo said sports betting revenue wouldn't generate a lot. But one local lawmaker says it can still do good. "Sports betting does not make you that much money. New Jersey has sports betting and it only raises $13 million," says Governor Cuomo, which he calls a...
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Tom Puckett
December 28, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The minimum wage goes up on Monday to $15 an hour in New York City. In WNY, it will be $11.80 an hour. Can this help workers and businesses? Incoming Assemblyman Patrick Burke says yes to both. "Anytime you can rise the tide a little bit, it lifts all boats, and frankly, some...
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Bishop Richard Malone (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Tom Puckett
August 24, 2018 - 12:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Erie County lawmaker is calling on Bishop Richard Malone to resign. Patrick Burke says he's making the call in the wake of ongoing stories of abuse and cover-ups in Western New York. “I believe we have only scratched the surface of the problem,” said Burke. “In just the past...
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Matt Moran
July 20, 2018 - 5:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) -Five candidates were interviewed by the Erie County Legislature Thursday. They are looking to fill the open spot on the three-member County Water Authority Board. Because currently the two members are both democrats. The Legislature by law must nominate someone from the other...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
July 16, 2018 - 3:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Erie County Democratic Majority Caucus and Labor leaders came together as they look to fight against the Supreme Court's Janus Decision. The Supreme Court made the decision last month that will allow union members to earn benefits off their unions without...
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Mickey Kearns, left, celebrates victory for Erik Bohen, right WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Matt Moran
April 24, 2018 - 11:04 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saying, "the people spoke, the teachers spoke", Erik Bohen celebrated his victory over Democrat Patrick Burke in the special election for the NYS 142nd Assembly seat. The seat was vacated by Mickey Kearns when he left to become Erie County Clerk. Bohen ran as a Democrat on...
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Tom Puckett
April 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The 142nd Assembly District seat will finally be filled Tuesday night, either by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke or Erik Bohen. Experts say it could be close depending on turnout. "It's all about turnout in an odd time of year, when people aren't thinking about (getting out...
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March 22, 2018 - 2:37 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following a firestorm of controversy surrounding reports that a new contract for Erie County Water Authority Executive Director Earl Jann includes a "golden parachute" that would pay him more than $300 thousand in the event he is forced out for political reasons, authority...
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