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Three buildings that have stood in the Queen City for more than a century are being recommended for addition to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Acceptance to the lists could mean more than just tax credits for the city’s East and West Side communities.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is distancing himself from the corruption scandal within his administration and placing the blame on others. But some say Cuomo might be better off making some changes instead.


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It’s looking less likely that state lawmakers will be getting a long-awaited pay raise next year. A commission designed to take politics out of the issue is now coming under political pressure to not grant the salary increase.


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The criminal charges against nine of Governor Cuomo’s associates is only the latest incident in a wave of corruption that has enveloped the state capital for the past several years. When Cuomo first became Governor in 2011, he promised to do something about it. So far, he has not been successful. 

Ciminelli federal court hearing postponed, moved to NYC

Sep 26, 2016
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What was supposed to be a federal court appearance in Buffalo Monday morning by three LPCiminelli executives has been adjourned, with the case moving to New York City.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has announced what it is calling the largest single private donation to a cultural institution in Buffalo's history. It is a $42.5 million challenge grant from Buffalo-born billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach.

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A former Cuomo administration official is among those named in a criminal complaint by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara that alleges kickback and bribery schemes carried out over several years. Many of those illegal acts, the complaint alleges, involve the governor’s much-touted upstate economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.

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The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York City has announced the arrests of nine people in what it calls the "show-me-the-money culture in Albany." The arrests include a former aide to Governor Cuomo and three executives with local developer LPCiminelli in the Buffalo Billion federal probe. 

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Opponents of a pipeline expansion that would flow through vast portions of New York want the Cuomo administration to deny a key permit, an act that could halt the upgrade.


A day after an explosion in Manhattan injured 29 people, New York authorities said all injured people have all been released from hospitals. They say they do not have evidence the blast is linked to international terrorism.

Schools in New York state are now required to test their drinking water for lead contamination.

Attendance up at state fair following renovations

Sep 4, 2016
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The New York State Fair in Syracuse is in its final weekend. Already this year, attendance is up.

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the kick-off of New York State Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission, which will be responsible for a series of statewide programs that celebrate women's suffrage in New York State.

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With its array of historic buildings, the crumbling landscape of downtown Jamestown offers poignant reminders of a small city that was once a jewel of the Northeast.  State officials hope a $10 million award from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative will help restore some of that glory. 

An ethics reform measure approved by the legislature at the end of the legislative session still hasn’t been signed by Governor Cuomo. And some good government groups say- it shouldn’t.


During a recent visit to Buffalo, Governor Cuomo sparred with reporters over his economic development programs and their lackluster performance in creating jobs. On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First suggested that lofty job goals were not going to happen overnight.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers should be cautious during this weekend's severe thunderstorms.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has not been getting along with other Democrats in the state this summer. For some time, Cuomo has appeared to have a feud with the Democratic mayor of New York City, but in recent weeks, the governor has directed scathing comments toward state Assembly Democrats.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that a new company has agreed to take over the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power plant in Oswego and keep it running.  It is part of the governor’s strategy for 50 percent of the state’s power to come from renewable energy by 2030.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo had harsh words for the state’s comptroller, a fellow Democrat, over questions about the value of the state’s economic development programs.  


GEICO to expand local operations, creating 600 jobs

Aug 9, 2016
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GEICO, which employs about 2,700 people at CrossPoint Business Park in Getzville, will add 600 more jobs. Governor Andrew Cuomo and GEICO president and CEO Tony Nicely were among those on hand Tuesday to celebrate the insurance provider's plans to expand.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that is intended to make reporting child abuse easier.

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Governor Cuomo says those lawmakers who say New York State did not play a part in Buffalo's economic turnaround should "go home" and "get in touch with reality."

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A routine oversight hearing by the state Assembly turned testy when Howard Zemsky, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development czar, endured over two hours of questions about Cuomo’s economic development programs, which are currently under federal investigation.

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Governor Cuomo has outlined a bold initiative that he says will provide New York State with the fastest internet speed anywhere. During a Wednesday visit to Buffalo, he promised that the expanded broadband service will be available in all corners of the state, many of which currently have limited or no access.


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Senate Democrats hope once again to take away leadership of the Senate from Republicans in the 2016 elections. The chief engineer of strategy for the Democrats says the Presidential candidates at the top of the ticket will help his candidates win.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says there will be zero tolerance for insurance companies who try to shirk their obligations.

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Governor Cuomo got his moment on the convention stage Thursday night before Hillary Clinton’s speech.

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Governor Cuomo had a full schedule Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, aimed at showcasing some of his strengths, including supporting LGBT rights and helping the homeless. However, he first shared the stage with Hillary Clinton’s primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders.

Mayor Brown taking on new state role with gusto at DNC

Jul 26, 2016

New York Democrats are playing key roles in the Democratic National Convention, with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown the chair of Hillary Clinton's home state party and Gov. Andrew Cuomo scheduled to speak Tuesday. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy spoke from Philadelphia with WBFO's Howard Riedel on the latest in the closely-watched convention.


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