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Congressman Chris Collins says an amendment to the American Health Care Act that he introduced could save Erie County taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. And County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw released a plan Tuesday on how to spend the savings. 


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Uber and the NAACP issued a joint report Monday that calls on state lawmakers to approve ride-hailing service - or ride-sharing - across Upstate.

For the second day in a row, due to heavy snow across New York state, tractors trailers are banned from the mainline Thruway.

Albany and Washington disagree on usage of New York State's I Love NY highway signs.

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The list of refreshments available at local movie theaters may be expanded soon.


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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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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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A rare carousel, that was made in North Tonawanda more than 90 years ago, is moving closer to having a new home at Canalside.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo stopped in Buffalo on Wednesday to sign new legislation to fight the opioid crisis. 


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Based on recommendations of an industry task force, Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing changes to New York's outdated liquor law. The stated goal is to boost the state's growing craft brewing industry.


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Mayor Byron Brown tells WBFO News that neither he, nor his office, has been subpoenaed as part of the ongoing Buffalo Billion investigation.


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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says if laws were broken people need to be held accountable. But Poloncarz says, he doesn't think a federal probe will hurt the region's economic development program.


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The new state budget includes several projects designed to transform Buffalo's transportation infrastructure. Gov. Andrew Cuomo provided highlights Wednesday before a packed house at the Buffalo Museum of Science. 


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A big addition is on the way for Niagara Falls State Park. It was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and it's recognized as the oldest state park in the nation.


MMA supporters hail Assembly move to legalize the sport

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Supporters of legalized professional mixed martial arts in New York State say the controversial yet popular sport will generate millions of dollars in economic activity, while making the sport safer in a state where it's already been hosted on a strictly amateur - and unregulated - basis.


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Transgender individuals in New York State will soon have new protections against discrimination and harassment as the result of a new executive action taken by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Acting on a bill sponsored by two state lawmakers from Western New York, Governor Cuomo has signed a new law that will allow the grandchildren of murder victims to be reimbursed for counseling.

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The State Assembly is poised to elect Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie as the next Speaker, as Sheldon Silver resigns in disgrace over serious corruption charges.

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At a storm recovery briefing in Cheektowaga Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, the state is moving forward with a new weather forecasting network.