Patrick Gallivan

Tom Puckett
January 15, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State lawmakers could soon vote to ban flavored e-cigarettes as well as traditional menthol cigarettes, as early as next week. One state senator says it's too early for such a vote. "We don't have a full body of research that shows e-cigarettes are unhealthy for people," State...
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Patrick Gallivan
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Brendan Keany
January 10, 2020 - 2:12 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - State Senator Patrick Gallivan held a press conference Friday morning to express his concerns over the changes made to New York's criminal justice system and specifically regarding cash bail reform. State Senator Pat Gallivan is imploring the Legislature to fix the “dangerous”...
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Mike Baggerman
January 08, 2020 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's annual State of the State address on Wednesday highlighted his goals for the new year and to highlight initiatives his office has accomplished during his term. While Cuomo touted many initiatives that impact all New Yorkers such as his planned...
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Tom Puckett
January 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A new year means a new legislative session. Area state lawmakers are talking about their biggest prioirites. State Senator Patrick Gallivan says he wants to take a look at a $6 billion budget gap. "My goal is to close that deficit and do it without raising taxes and fees," says...
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Mike Baggerman
September 23, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Could New York State Police be the next police force to receive body cameras. According to Spectrum News , the union that represents state police doesn't oppose a push to require troopers to wear the body worn cameras. State Senator Patrick Gallivan said there's no question...
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Mike Baggerman
May 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lawmakers in the New York State Senate passed a bill which would remove the lifetime ban on jury duty for convicted felons who have completed their sentence. Under current law, if a person was convicted of a felony, that person can never serve on a jury, even if all the terms...
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Tom Puckett
March 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last week, the Assembly voted to r aise the minimum age of buying tobacco to 21 in New York, One local state senator thinks it's only a matter of time before it happens in the State Senate. "I do think we'll see a vote on it this session, and I think it's more likely than not it...
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Tom Puckett
January 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) As the state legislative session begins, Democrats, who now have control of both the Senate and Assembly, will present proposals to expand voting access. That will include early voting, voting by mail, and no questions asked absentee balloting. Senator Tim Kennedy is co-sponsor of...
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Senator Patrick Gallivan unveils new version of Child Victim's Act on Thursday in Buffalo. November 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2018 - 11:53 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Child Victim's Act is one of the top priorities for democrats in the New York State Legislature. The act, which for years passed with ease through the New York State Assembly was but consistently shut down in the state senate, would extend the criminal statute of...
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August 17, 2018 - 1:35 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Patrick Gallivan announced that he will not be a candidate for the 27th congressional district. Gallivan released the following statement on Friday afternoon: “It is my great honor and privilege to represent the citizens of the 59th Senate District who have entrusted...
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