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Tom Puckett
January 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A new year means a new legislative session. Area state lawmakers are talking about their biggest prioirites. State Senator Patrick Gallivan says he wants to take a look at a $6 billion budget gap. "My goal is to close that deficit and do it without raising taxes and fees," says...
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Brendan Keany
December 08, 2019 - 7:37 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The HPV vaccination debate continues to be in the spotlight across New York State. On Thursday, parents from around the state pulled their kids from school for a blackout event - their way of protesting any potential HPV vaccination mandate from Albany. Legislation which would...
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Crystal Peoples-Stokes
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Brendan Keany
December 06, 2019 - 2:18 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - While it took a lot longer than many local officials had hoped, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes and State Senator Tim Kennedy held a press conference to celebrate that Buffalo School Board elections moving forward will be held in November - not May. Local officials are...
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Mike Baggerman
October 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Even though there's a renewed push for the state to fund local urban infrastructure needs , there are still "big ticket" projects that are being pushed at the highest levels of New York State. Buffalo's Skyway is one of those ticket items. Governor Andrew Cuomo has already...
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Pothole on Main Street in Buffalo. May 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 17, 2019 - 12:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There will be a six-month push to fund municipal infrastructure needs in New York State. "Rebuild NY" began their campaign on Thursday at the corner of Main and Best Streets in Buffalo. Officials said this locally-maintained roadway is one example of roadway, among hundreds...
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Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Legislature is creating new legislation in response to the death of a three-year-old boy in Rochester over the summer. The boy fell through a plastic cover and into the grease trap behind a Tim Horton's restaurant on July 15 . He died at Strong Memorial...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
August 30, 2019 - 12:22 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins and State Senator Tim Kennedy held a joint press conference in the Old First Ward on Friday morning to announce a major investment into the Ohio Street Lift Bridge. Congressman Brian Higgins and State Senator Tim Kennedy are announcing a new investment of...
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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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