Politics

Tom Puckett
April 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A local congressman says it's time to get back to work after the Mueller report was released, saying the overpoliticization is hurting ral people. Congressman Tom Reed said in a statement Thursday, "Now it is time for our country to heal because all politics all the time is...
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April 18, 2019 - 8:24 am
After nearly two years of waiting, America is getting some answers straight from Robert Mueller. READ: Complete Redacted Mueller Report READ: Complete Redacted Mueller Report Media Folder: Media Root Your browser does not support the HTML tag. Try viewing this in a modern browser like Chrome,...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A state lawmaker wants to expand New York's plastic bag ban to include the sacks used for restaurant take-out and leftovers. Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, announced legislation Thursday that would eliminate an exemption for restaurants in the new law banning single...
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April 01, 2019 - 9:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Democrat-controlled New York Senate passed legislation Monday putting the state a step closer to joining seven others where the legal age for buying cigarettes and electronic cigarettes has been raised from 18 to 21. The state Assembly, also controlled by Democrats,...
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March 30, 2019 - 9:10 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New tolls to drive into parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags are two of the biggest proposals poised for approval as New York state lawmakers work to pass a new state budget before a Monday deadline. Other measures expected to be included in the...
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March 26, 2019 - 4:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Robocalls would be effectively banned in the state of New York under legislation proposed by lawmakers who say the irritating, relentless calls are a top complaint from constituents. The measure, which passed a Senate committee Tuesday, would prohibit telemarketers from...
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March 24, 2019 - 8:37 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared...
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March 24, 2019 - 5:00 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's...
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March 23, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Citizens Campaign for the Environment to announce a proposal in the new New York State budget that would ban single-use plastic bags The proposal, which would see a ban on plastic bags and a...
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March 22, 2019 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president's...
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