Governor Cuomo

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A lot of New York residents want to take advantage of the Excelsior scholarship for public colleges and universities in the state. However, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo talking about a $4 billion budget deficit, there might be a fight over money for the next three years.

National Public Radio

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he may have to call a special session in December to deal with potential funding cuts from Washington that he calls part of a “federal assault” on New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give police and prosecutors new tools in the fight against the opioid crisis.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is blasting the Trump Administration's federal tax proposal, saying it will cost New Yorkers more than $17 billion.

New York State Governor's Office

New York State, home to more than 1 million people of Puerto Rican background, is sending a lot more than thoughts and prayers to the hurricane-ravaged island.

Elizabeth Miller

New York has allotted $50 million in grant funding for water quality projects on livestock farms in the state.

New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Puerto Rico, assessing damage after hurricane Maria and bringing some initial supplies to the country. Cuomo spoke just before taking off from JFK airport in a fully loaded plane provided by Jet Blue.

New York State Thruway Authority

High speed cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway could do more than help the environment. Removing toll barriers could also help boost economic development across the region. 

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos Friday announced that the Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards as a result of an August 15 combined sewer overflow discharge that caused a substantial visible contrast to the natural conditions in the Niagara River. The state issued a Notice of Violation to the water board.

WRVO's Tom Magnarelli

Central New York Republican State Sen. John DeFrancisco has been traveling around upstate meeting with members of his party to discuss the possibility of him running for governor next year. DeFrancisco said there is discontent with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on both sides of the aisle.

$50M Expo Center planned for NYS Fair

Aug 25, 2017
New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that a new $50 million exposition center will be built at the New York State Fairgrounds near Syracuse - and work will happen quickly.

New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday opens the first span of the new Thruway bridge over the Hudson River, known as the Tappan Zee Bridge and to be renamed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge. But questions still linger over how, ultimately, the bridge will be paid for.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

There are new twists in an ongoing dispute over the Seneca Nation's casino compact with New York State. Governor Cuomo is threatening to bring new competitors into the Buffalo-Niagara area, while the Senecas accuse his administration of leaking word of an investigation into allegations their lawyer says were found without merit.


Transgender New Yorkers should now have a greater chance of getting medical services covered by insurance.

SPCA Serving Erie County

A new law that cracks down on unscrupulous pet dealers has been signed by Governor Cuomo.

National Public Radio

Imagine discovering a convicted sex offender video recording your children from the next yard. That is a crime, right? Not in New York State.

Baptist Manor Apartments

A renovated affordable housing complex for seniors has opened in Buffalo.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says it is investigating another potential discharge from the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.

WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen Dewitt

There is growing pressure on a group of breakaway Democrats in the New York State Senate to reunite with the mainstream Democrats and form a majority to rule the Senate.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Todd Gates almost met Tuesday to talk about casino revenues.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Niagara Falls Water Board is apologizing for the sewage dump into the Niagara River on Saturday. Water Board Chairman Dan O'Callaghan read a prepared statement and refused to take questions, during a quick appearance Thursday afternoon outside board headquarters.

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