Andrew Cuomo

January 21, 2018 - 1:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother. This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to...
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January 18, 2018 - 8:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State health officials say a drastic rise in flu cases has hospitalized more than 1,600 New Yorkers this past week alone. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Thursday that all New Yorkers six months of age and older over who haven't received a flu shot yet should get vaccinated as soon...
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Dave Debo
January 18, 2018 - 6:23 am
(WBEN) With the state of New York starting to study whether to legalize marijuana -- and with Canada's legalization of pot going into effect in July--- agents are gearing up up at the Peace Bridge, training officers and more importantly the public, with a "buy-it-there,use-it-there" message. "It...
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Mike Baggerman
January 18, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was rather blunt about his views of marijuana in an interview with WBEN on Wednesday. In his annual State of the State address, Governor Cuomo said New York State will examine the legalization of marijuana by first conducting a scientific study on...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State officials say New York's 10th and final emergency stockpile of disaster response supplies is now operational in western New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the latest Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services stockpile is located in a 35,000-...
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January 16, 2018 - 7:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A state panel created to study how to reduce the environmental impact of disposable plastic grocery bags has released a report, but makes no recommendation. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo created the task force last year after the Legislature blocked New York City from...
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Dave Debo
January 16, 2018 - 6:25 am
(WBEN) In his State of the State message earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Santa Claus skipped New York State this year. Later today, he is expected to unveil a budget proposal that deals with a $4 Billion deficit, reforms state taxes in light of federal changes, and is expected to...
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Richard Root
January 16, 2018 - 4:27 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Former Erie County Executive, and current Republican Gubernatorial candidate Joel Giambra, held a press conference Monday saying he supports legalizing and regulating marijuana for recreational use. Giambra says the revenues from legal pot could go help fix roads and bridges...
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January 15, 2018 - 3:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is one of the last remaining states in the nation that doesn't allow early voting. Groups that want to change that are now calling on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include money in his state budget proposal to allow for the change, which they say could cost local...
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