Andrew Cuomo

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

The union representing Metro Bus drivers and mechanics says it wants the public and the Governor to know members are "very frustrated" about the lack of a contract after eight years of negotiations, and have "no confidence" in the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's Executive Director to reach an agreement on their behalf.

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Discussions over a December special session has turned to finger pointing, as Governor Cuomo and Senate Republicans blame each other over lack of progress.

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Labatt USA is teaming up with other local businesses to urge Albany to pass legislation that would allow ride-hailing in Western New York.


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Two years ago, the state banned hydrofracking of natural gas within the state’s borders. However, a group of Cornell scientists who study the effects of climate change say New Yorkers are using more natural gas than ever.

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Talks between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are still continuing over whether to hold a special session before the holidays — and the clock is ticking.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has spoken to federal prosecutors regarding the prosecution of his former top aide and eight others involved in an economic development scandal.


President-elect Donald Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act — also known as Obamacare — and replace it with something else. While no one really knows what that means, one health care analyst with a prominent Albany think tank said New York could be billions of dollars in the hole as a result.


Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers are still trying to put together a special session before the end of the year that could include a pay raise.

Erie County

Erie County wants to know: How good is your internet service? It is looking to find out where it is good and where it needs help or might be non-existent.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

If the Cuomo Administration decided to write Santa Claus a wish list for items passed in 2017, what would be on that list? Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, during her most recent visit to Buffalo, was asked what her boss would like to see in the new year.


WXXI News

State lawmakers are considering whether to have a special session this month where they would vote on, among other things, a pay raise for themselves.


New York Now

NY Senate Democrats now have 32 votes in the chamber, which under normal circumstances would mean they hold the majority. But in the state Senate, it’s more complicated than that.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Despite seeing the most fruitful period of economic development in recent history, many residents and areas in the City of Buffalo continue to struggle with poverty. As part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, both the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, and the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo will help the city create a work plan to change that.


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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.

Matt Ryan / New York Now

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
NPR

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
Associated Press

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.   

Associated Press

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.


Governor Cuomo's office

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.

The Empire Center

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. 

WBFO's Mike Desmond

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.


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