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(WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing making an addition to the state flag, and wants Albany lawmakers to work on making the change this session. During his State of the State address last week, Cuomo talked about adding a familiar Latin phrase to the state seal and flag. "On the first seal...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - State Lawmakers wasting little time getting to work on some issues that they started to discuss last year. Both the Senate and Assembly have submitted an agreed-upon package of comprehensive limo reforms that will change the way the industry is regulated Reform to the Limo...
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(WBEN) - In a letter to the Seneca Nation, the New York State Thruway Authority says that the condition of the 90 as it runs through Seneca territory is worse than first thought, and will require a full-depth replacement in the Spring. After years of the road being in a state of disrepair, the...
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(WBEN) - New York State may be walking back the new requirement that anyone with a license plate more than 10 years old would have to turn it in for one with a new design. The Governor's office released a statement to WBEN, saying that idea is now scrapped. “As the DMV commissioner said weeks ago,...
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(WBEN) - A new Siena College Poll says that by a 2-to-1 margin, New Yorkers oppose the requirement to turn in old license plates for new ones, and Three-Quarters say the $25 fee is unfair. The latest polling numbers were released Tuesday morning. The new State requirement states that motorists must...
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July 09, 2019 - 6:45 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns has filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Tish James and DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder over the Green Light Law. READ: Complete Court Filing READ: Complete Court Filing Media Folder: Media Root Kearns says the bill, which...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York became the 13th state to authorize driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally under legislation approved by lawmakers and signed into law Monday night. The Democrat-led state Senate voted 33-29 in favor of the bill after several hours of debate...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - The Governor pouring some cold water on the idea of passing the controversial "Green Light Bill." The State Assembly Transportation committee on Wednesday passed the bill, which would grant undocumented immigrants the ability to obtain a driver's license by passing a road test,...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - A bill to legalize marijuana in New York State did not pass with the state budget as originally planed, but supporters are still hopeful it will happen this year. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul said it's one of the Governor's top priorities that still needs to be taken care of. "...
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(WBEN) - A coalition of companies in the marijuana industry is launching an ad campaign this week aimed at encouraging New York State lawmakers to legalize cannabis as part of the state budget. "It's time New York starts competing in this growing industry," says a voiceover in the TV ad, that cites...
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