Andrew Cuomo

April 23, 2018 - 2:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a bill which would ban single-use plastic bags in New York State. The bill, which does not have any sponsors in either state house, would ban the use of plastic carryout bags at any point of sale to customers. It does not apply to...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine on April 19, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said that his lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, is a stronger candidate for New York's 27th Congressional District than the democratic challenger, Nathan McMurray. "There is a very strong feeling that Kathy Hochul would be a great...
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April 07, 2018 - 2:43 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, Democratic reunification in the New York state Senate is altering the political calculus in Albany and more changes could be coming after two special elections later this month. Meanwhile, lawmakers take a break after passing a state...
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April 06, 2018 - 12:01 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon has continued her swing through upstate New York, but not yet coming as as far as Buffalo. The "Sex and the City" star made her first campaign stops in Rochester and Syracuse on Thursday where touting economic reform. In...
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April 04, 2018 - 8:51 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Democrats resolved a longstanding internal rupture in the New York state Senate Wednesday that had empowered Republicans and prevented votes on liberal priorities including gun control, abortion rights and help for immigrants. Under a deal negotiated by Democratic Gov...
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April 03, 2018 - 11:18 am
Williamsville, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saying "the law is the law" and "when you attack our kids you strike a nerve", attorney Steven Cohen and the Save the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Coalition are asking the New York State Comptroller to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The coalition wants...
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April 02, 2018 - 2:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Republican Marc Molinaro vowed Monday to change what he called Albany's climate of corruption and behind-closed-doors deals as he formally kicked off his campaign for New York governor. Taking aim at two-term Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Molinaro criticized "leaders who...
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April 01, 2018 - 7:27 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon says she has a simple response to voters who question whether she has the experience necessary to run for governor of New York. "You know me as an actor," she told The Associated Press in an interview this past week. "But I'm so much...
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March 30, 2018 - 9:38 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Lawmakers in New York state passed a $168.3 billion state budget in the early hours Saturday that includes surcharges on taxi, Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan and a new state sexual harassment policy written following the #MeToo movement. The massive spending plan also...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - While lawmakers in Albany continue to work toward a budget, it appears that one much talked about piece of legislation will be left aside. A child victims act will not be part of the state budget, if it is passed anywhere near on-time. "I am very, very sad to say that it's not...
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