Politics

June 21, 2018 - 6:18 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 session with most of the year's biggest issues left unresolved. The Republican-led Senate adjourned early Thursday, a few hours after the Democratic-led Assembly left the Capitol. The session came to a bumpy end after attempts to...
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June 19, 2018 - 10:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Proposals to overhaul teacher regulations and add more school zone speed cameras in New York City were up for consideration Tuesday as New York state lawmakers worked to wrap up their legislative work for the year. The Senate and Assembly hope to adjourn Wednesday. Compared...
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June 18, 2018 - 4:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Stephanie Miner, an ex-Syracuse mayor and former ally of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced Monday that she's running for governor as an independent. Miner, a 48-year-old registered Democrat, said she's launching her campaign to disrupt what she referred to as Albany's "...
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June 14, 2018 - 9:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Implementing term limits on all elected state offices, including the New York Legislature, is gaining some traction in Albany because Democrat Andrew Cuomo and the Republican candidate challenging him in the governor's race support the idea, a bipartisan group of state...
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June 03, 2018 - 8:13 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York government news, lawmakers are entering the final weeks of the legislative session and despite a long-list of bills awaiting action many are expecting only a few big accomplishments. A look at the issues remaining before lawmakers adjourn later this month:...
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May 31, 2018 - 10:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state could become one of the nation's leading sports betting markets — but time is running out for lawmakers who want to authorize wagering on athletic events this year. With only three weeks remaining in the legislative session, supporters of authorizing sports...
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May 27, 2018 - 8:01 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state Democratic state convention delegates overwhelmingly voted for incumbent Andrew Cuomo to be the party's candidate for governor this November, but actress and activist Cynthia Nixon says she's a viable candidate. Nixon, a longtime Manhattan-based activist and...
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May 23, 2018 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro won the Republican nomination for New York governor on Wednesday, promising that if elected he would take on corruption and entrenched special interests while working for "everyday New Yorkers" of every political affiliation. The 42-year-...
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May 23, 2018 - 7:27 am
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Hillary Clinton plans to deliver the keynote address at a gathering of Democrats in New York state on Wednesday that comes at an especially tumultuous time for a party torn apart by scandal and challenges from its left wing. The former secretary of state, U.S. senator...
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May 22, 2018 - 8:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A Buffalo attorney and former adviser to Democrats Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo has announced her candidacy for New York attorney general. Leecia Eve serves on the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and served in Gov. Cuomo's administration in a...
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