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Governor Andrew Cuomo spent the early part of this week in a marathon bill signing — and vetoing — session. The governor rejected an unusually high number of bills, and some supporters of the vetoed measures aren’t pleased.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. In exchange, he said, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued his first public comments since his former top aide and other former associates were indicted on corruption charges just before Thanksgiving.

Governor vetoes tax credit for donated farm food

Nov 30, 2016
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Governor Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have given New York farmers a tax break for donating fresh food to food banks.

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There's strong bipartisan support among the region's state delegation for paying a living wage to Direct Support Professionals---the people responsible for caring for society's most vulnerable individuals. A Tuesday rally to build support for the pay raise drew a wide array of local dignitaries, including former Congressman Tom Reynolds.


New York is cracking down so-called "ticket bots," software used to snatch up tickets to concerts, plays and other events that are then resold at significantly higher prices.

New York State lawmakers are expanding the medical marijuana program to allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients, but will there be enough providers to feel this need?

Buffalo Billion indictments issued

Nov 23, 2016
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A former top adviser for Governor Andrew Cuomo, three executives from LPCiminelli and three other people have been indicted in their federal corruption case.

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An Erie County lawmaker wants to put an end to conversion therapy on youths. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Legislator Patrick Burke has introduced a local law that would ban the practice.   

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Indictments are due by Wednesday in an economic development corruption scandal involving Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide and other former associates. The governor has been active in recent days on other matters, including taking steps to counteract a rise in hate crimes after the election of Donald Trump as president.


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Governor Cuomo on Sunday took a number of steps that he says are in reaction to the divisiveness in the nation ,  that has intensified since the Presidential election. Cuomo, without mentioning President-elect Donald Trump by name, said the “ugly discourse” has made him “soul sick” for America.


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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging local law enforcement officials to act swiftly - and willingly - on hate crimes.

The battle is heating up over a statewide electric rate increase to subsidize upstate nuclear power plants that pits Governor Andrew Cuomo against a coalition of "good-government groups."

Governor Cuomo is adopting a more conciliatory tone toward President elect Donald Trump, after Cuomo called Trump “un-New York” in the final days of the campaign.


Democrats had hoped to make inroads into the State Senate- but preliminary results show the Republicans gaining one seat to hold a razor thin 32-seat majority.

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Electric utility customers across New York state could see a jump in their bills next year. New York state's Public Service Commission is pushing through a rate hike that includes millions of dollars in corporate welfare. 

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Election day is less than 24 hours away. As tens of millions of voters stream to the polls, millions more have already cast their ballots in one of the nastiest presidential races in American history. In Erie County, Democrats and Republicans are making their final pushes.


Cuomo rallies for Democratic vote in Buffalo

Nov 6, 2016
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Election Day is on the horizon and candidates from each party are using their resources to gain the most support at the polls.

Cuomo to visit Buffalo before Election

Nov 5, 2016
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With only days before the Presidential election politicians are making their rounds to encourage support at the polls.

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A New York-state research institute has a new leader after its last president resigned in the wake of bid-rigging charges.

If the state Senate is controlled by Democrats after the election, taxing and spending policies could see some differences. Many Democrats favor extending an income tax surcharge on millionaires when it expires next spring.


There’s a greater chance than ever that the state Senate could be dominated by Democrats after the Nov. 8 election, meaning many issues stalled in the Republican-led Senate for years would have a possibility of passing.


Voters head to the polls next week with every seat in the New York State Legislature up for grabs. But will Albany's costly effort to create jobs make a difference in the election?

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This year's election could determine which party controls the New York Senate, possibly giving Democrats the keys to state government.

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Oncolinx took another major step last night toward its goal of creating targeted cancer immunotherapies. The company was named the winner of the $1 million prize in the 43North business idea competition. Co-founder Sourav Sinha says the prize will expedite the company's timetable of developing new cancer treatments.


Governor Andrew Cuomo took a step deeper into the partisan politics of the state Senate on Tuesday night, telling two Democratic factions that they’ll have to work together if the November elections go their way.


New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says his office needs better oversight of state economic development contracts, in light of a corruption scandal that has led to criminal charges against Governor Cuomo’s former top aide, other Cuomo Administration associates and two major upstate developers. Karen DeWitt sat down with DiNapoli this week to talk about that and other topics, including  a drop in state revenues of nearly three quarter of a billion dollars so far this year, and his predictions for the elections.

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The traveler's lodging service Airbnb is facing significant challenges in New York State.

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After several years of budget surpluses, New York state tax revenue is coming in at a lower-than-expected rate.


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State lawmakers with disabled children, along with people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers, rallied Monday at the State Capitol for more money in the budget to pay caregivers a living wage.


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