Tim Kennedy

July 15, 2019 - 10:40 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Last week, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo and DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder over the Green Light Law, which would provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. "The Green Light Law conflicts with federal immigration law,...
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May 08, 2019 - 12:28 am
ALBANY (WBEN) - The state committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering is convening in Albany Wednesday morning for a public hearing to discuss mobile sports betting in New York. While State Senator Tim Kennedy doesn't serve on the committee, he discussed his general feelings toward sports betting and...
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NFTA Metro Rail station at LaSalle Street. May 3, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 03, 2019 - 2:39 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The NFTA's Metro Rail will see infrastructure improvements over the next five years ranging from track replacement and video surveillance upgrades, to improvements in escalators and ventilation. "LaSalle Station and the rest of the metro rail have been showing its age," State...
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Mike Baggerman
May 02, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The state Senate on Thursday will hold a public hearing to address limousine and bus safety. The public hearing comes in the wake of the crash on Schoharie, New York last year that resulted in the deaths of 20 people. "I think the meeting is going to be very emotional," State...
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Erie County Sheriff Deputy Robert Galbraith with Apollo (Photo via Erie County Sheriff's Office)
Mike Baggerman
April 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - State lawmakers continue to inch closer towards the legalization of recreational marijuana but they're not definitive about legislation coming by the end of the 2019 Albany session in June. Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples Stokes said she hopes that lawmakers don't...
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Brendan Keany
April 17, 2019 - 12:39 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - State Senator Tim Kennedy was joined by leaders of the Buffalo Jewish Federation on Wednesday morning to announce the allocation of $100,000 for the Secure Jewish Buffalo Fund. State Senator Tim Kennedy says $100,000 has been allocated for the Secure Jewish Buffalo...
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Boulevard Mall in Amherst. April 2, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
April 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) With developer Nick Sinatra's purchase of the Boulevard Mall and plans for a "walkable village," the push to expand the NFTA's Metro Rail goes on. "What we need to do is ensure folks who live and work in the community to access to reliable public transportation systems," says...
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NFTA Metro Rail stationed inside the DL&W Terminal. January 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 01, 2019 - 11:52 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Local officials are excited about the Metro Rail's future, especially after the state announced a significant investment into the system . "We got a committment to bring home $100 million for the NFTA rail capital program," said State Senator and Transportation...
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Mike Baggerman
March 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Senator Tim Kennedy is among the co-sponsors of a bill which would ban telemarketers from using robocalls to contact New Yorkers. "If businesses want to send out robocalls, they can send them to individuals who have clearly and expressly opted in," Kennedy said...
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Metro Rail Expansion meeting at Sweet Home Middle School. December 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
March 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) With Amherst considering changing its zoning code to allow more green space on Niagara Falls Boulevard, some are wondering how this could affect plans to expand the NFTA Metro Rail to the northtowns. State Senator Tim Kennedy says Supervisor Brian Kulpa knows what he's talking...
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