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Current U.S. immigration policies pose an economic threat to New York's struggling dairy industry, according to the director of a farmworker program at Cornell University.

Governor's Office

The $17.7 million Packet Boat Landing Apartments in Lockport are now officially open.

Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that would temporarily take away the guns of people accused of domestic violence.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

There's still no sign that arbitration involving New York State and the Seneca Nation will get underway any time soon. At issue is their disagreement over the terms of their Casino Compact and the payments Albany insists are still owed. Seneca Nation President Todd Gates was asked: would his nation be willing to enter a side agreement with the cities who have come to depend on those dollars?


Durrie Bouscaren / WRVO News

Syracuse-area state Sen. John DeFrancisco does not plan to seek reelection this year, even if his bid for governor is unsuccessful. The Republican, who represents most of Onondaga County and parts of Cayuga County, has served in the Senate for 25 years.

The second trial for New York's former assembly speaker is likely to be a repeat of a 2015 trial, but with language that will conform to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of corruption.

A new audit is raising concerns about New York state's oversight of domestic violence shelters.

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The New York State Senate has voted to prohibit any individual convicted of animal cruelty from working in animal shelters.

A federal government study says New York State's arts and cultural industries pump more than $114 billion into the state economy.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A Buffalo teacher is going to Albany as a new member of the New York State Assembly. Erik Bohen beat Erie County Legislator Pat Burke for the seat vacated when Mickey Kearns was elected Erie County Clerk.

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct is recommending that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio is removed from office. The commission says Astacio has 30 days to accept or appeal the decision.

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All this week, state and local law enforcement will increase patrols near high schools as part of a statewide campaign to limit the impacts of impaired and distracted driving as prom and graduation season approach.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a bill to ban plastic grocery bags in New York, but not everyone is praising him for it.

National Public Radio

A busload of Western New Yorkers are on their way to Albany Monday morning. They will be demonstrating in the lobby of the state Legislative Building, as lawmakers consider the latest "Medical Aid in Dying" bill.

Erie County Medical Center

In this National Donate Life Month of April, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced "historic levels" of New Yorkers are now registered as organ donors. Getting the credit for the recent growth spurt is an executive order signed in 2017 that allows New Yorkers to register when applying for government benefits, licenses and other services.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

New York is making free food pantries a standard fixture on all its public college campuses.

Kathy Doody

The State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities is holding another series of public forums across New York this month to help educate families about the critical change coming in the way services are provided.

New York State Department of Transportation

The New York State Department of Transportation will be transporting "super loads" of wind turbine parts through southern Western New York beginning Tuesday.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Albany is putting a new Amtrak Exchange Street Station for Buffalo on a fast track, with work slated to start late this year. 


Mike Desmond / WBFO News

It is back to federal court for the Seneca Nation and New York State, this time over three miles of state Thruway running across the Cattaraugus Territory.


Monroe County Sheriff's Department

Two New York State agencies are investigating Rochester General Hospital in connection with the treatment of a Town of Sweden woman who has been charged with killing her 7-year-old son.

Howie Hawkins for Governor

Syracuse's Howie Hawkins announced Thursday that he is running for governor on the Green Party line for the third time. Hawkins said a victory does not necessarily mean winning the race.

Seneca Nation sues over Thruway access

Apr 12, 2018
File Photo / Associated Press

Embroiled in a dispute over casino revenue and cigarette taxes, the Seneca Nation of Indians is adding another item to their list of grievances against New York State, claiming in a lawsuit that New York State Thruway access across the Seneca Nation land was  was never properly approved.

File Photo / WBFO News

Thousands of New York State students had a tough time taking state-issued English Language Arts tests on Wednesday.

It has been talked about for a while -- how asking job candidates about their past salary can influence how much future employers will pay. Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking more action on it.

New York State Board of Elections / YouTube.com

When Albany created the post of Chief Enforcement Counsel to the New York State Board of Elections, it was supposed to be a breakthrough toward dealing with corruption in the state's often opaque Election Law. Since then, however, federal and state prosecutors have found systemic corruption in state government, especially the Legislature.

Payne Horning / WRVO News

New York State lawmakers have included $40 million in this year's budget to help property owners who are still cleaning up from last year's flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Advocates for survivors of domestic violence and supporters of stricter gun control are applauding passage of a new measure included in the new budget for New York State.

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The State of New York has announced a $66.4 million plan to repair and upgrade a stretch of the Thruway in Erie County.

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