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The State Department of Transportation took opening bids for the re-construction of the Elmwood Avenue Bridge over the Scajaquada Expressway, on February 5.

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A New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued for a Niagara Falls resident.

Cuomo vetoes legislation to limit CPS caseloads

Jan 4, 2015
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Governor Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have required annual reports to be compiled regarding monthly caseloads handled by the staff of Child Protective Services.

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Following the passing of Mario Cuomo, many officials in the City of Buffalo are lamenting on the career and life of the three-term New York Governor.

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More than one million workers across New York will be getting raises this New Year’s Eve, as the state minimum wage is set to increase from $8 an hour to $8.75. WBFO’s Avery Schneider talked with some Western New York residents to get their take on the hike.

Cuomo to deliver inaugural addresses in NYC and Buffalo

Dec 28, 2014
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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo will start off the new year by delivering his second-term inaugural address, not once, but twice on New Years Day.

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Bank settlements will be contributing to a $5 billion windfall that New York State will be able to spread over its annual budgets beginning in 2015.

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is continuing an investigation into price gouging following the November storm.

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A potential legal issue has arisen in the race for the 146th State Assembly seat.

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Ahead of the gubernatorial debates, protestors gathered outside of the WBFO-WNED studios.  The crowd was heavy with ant-fracking, pro-clean energy mantras, and just as weighted with chants for Second Amendment rights – those mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo.

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Before the gubernatorial candidates started volleying debate points, citizens were volleying protest slogans.  Outside of the WBFO-WNED studios, shouts for second amendment rights – mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo – were just as loud as chants against fracking for natural gas.

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The New York State Acting Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, has issued a directive regarding the handling of Ebola cases in the state.

New York State has set up a website for taxpayers who thought they were eligible for the Family Tax Relief Credit of $350  - but didn't receive a check. 

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Drivers with multiple DWI offenses will be facing stiffer penalties come November first.

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A pair of tax rebate plans will begin benefiting New York State homeowners in September.

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New York State Senator Charles Schumer is calling for new federal regulations in governing the use of privately owned drone aircraft.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new grants equaling nearly $11 million in support of Advantage After School Programs across the state.

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New York State's two US Senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gilibrand, have announced funding for improvements to a pair of Western New York fire departments.

Solar panel plant could bring 1,000 jobs to Buffalo

Jun 18, 2014

SolarCity's planned purchase of solar panel manufacturer Silevo could lead to construction in Buffalo of one of the world's largest solar panel production plants.

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A pair of New York State lawmakers are proposing a bill that would legalize the growing of industrial hemp for research purposes.

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Claims filed with New York State over vehicular damage caused by broken concrete on the I-290 expressway are being denied.

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The state Board of Regents at the last minute reversed course and decided not to hold a final vote on some changes to weaken implementation of the Common Core standards in New York. 

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Medical marijuana may soon be made available on a limited basis in New York State.

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Statewide law enforcement personnel are engaging in an Impaired Driving Crackdown over the holiday weekend, which is promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association.

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There is good financial news being reported for New York State.

Comptroller issues report on IDA performance

May 8, 2013

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says Industrial Development Agencies, or IDAs, are doing a better job of using incentives to create and retain jobs in New York. But the state's fiscal watchdog has some concerns about accountability and transparency when it comes to tax exemptions.

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At the State Capitol, lawmakers are scrambling to put forward plans to react to the latest twin corruption scandals involving bribery charges against a State Senator and Assemblyman.  

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A California businessman is claiming that New York State missed out on millions in revenue with its new contract with the Maid of the Mist.

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New York State's new gun control measures were rushed through Albany and changes to that legislation are soon to come.

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The New York state legislature is passing the toughest in the nation gun control laws laid out by Governor Cuomo . The Senate voted late Monday evening , and the Assembly was expected to act Tuesday morning.

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