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February 21, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Legislators voted along their caucus allegiances to approve salary increases for the top three elected leaders in the county. The 6-5 vote followed spirited discussion of an amendment that would have removed annual increases tied to the consumer price index from...
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February 17, 2019 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in...
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February 15, 2019 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump said he will use executive powers to bypass Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he...
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February 12, 2019 - 8:49 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the White House on Tuesday to urge President Donald Trump to rethink a provision in the 2017 tax overhaul that Cuomo says is prompting a sharp decline in state revenues. The Democratic governor met with the Republican president to discuss...
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February 12, 2019 - 1:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington, D.C., this week for a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss how recent federal tax changes are hurting the state's bottom line. The Democratic governor told reporters on Monday that he'll urge the president to...
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February 09, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Democratic headquarters was full of life Saturday afternoon as Democrats endorsed Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for reelection and officially kicked-off his campaign. "Eight years ago you gave me, the son of a steelworker and nurse from Lackawanna, the...
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February 07, 2019 - 6:09 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended New York's new abortion law Wednesday after it was criticized by President Donald Trump during the State of the Union address, saying Trump and his conservative allies are lying about the law as part of a broader assault on abortion rights. In an...
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February 05, 2019 - 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject "the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution." He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous partisan investigations" into his administration and...
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January 25, 2019 - 3:31 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested Friday morning on several criminal charges stemming from the special counsel's Russia investigation. Stone is charged in a seven-count indictment with witness tampering, obstruction and false statements about...
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January 23, 2019 - 9:39 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend state financial aid to students brought into the country illegally as children, a key liberal priority that had been blocked by Republicans for years until Democrats won control of the state Senate last fall. The so-called Dream...
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