Six area Assembly members have banded together to call for the resignation of Speaker Sheldon Silver, following his arrest on Thursday on corruption charges. They say the business of the people is at stake.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under arrest and $3.8 million in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been seized as federal prosecutors accuse the Speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful men in Albany to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income.
The 113th Congress ended with lawmakers receiving one of the lowest job approval ratings. Political battles and partisan bickering and gridlock created a dismal 2014 session. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked to one local congressman about moving beyond the wall that divides lawmakers.
After a hard fought close race two years ago, Representative Chris Collins sailed to victory in the 27th Congressional district which spans eight counties. Collins is looking forward to having Republicans in control of Capitol Hill.
Election Day 2014 will bring an end to several heated contests here in Western New York and across the state. Political Analyst Michael Haselswerdt looks at the governor's race and the battle over the 60th State Senate Seat among other challenges.
Governor Cuomo is dismissing claims that his office contributed to a state commission’s failings to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. WBFO asked Cuomo about a new controversy Friday during the governor’s visit to Niagara Falls for a get-out-the-vote rally.
The mood at the event held at the Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue was upbeat, with Cuomo running mate Kathy Hochul urging nearly 200 supporters to get to the polls Tuesday.
The 23rd Congressional race has been marked by negative attack ads. That acrimony, however, was not on display Wednesday night when the candidates, Republican Congressman Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Martha Robertson, debated at Olean High School.
A debate between Democrat incumbent Rep. Brian Higgins and Republican challenger Kathy Weppner took place at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Wednesday morning. The candidates are vying for the 26th Congressional District seat.
Election Day is next week and along with the various races voters will decide, three state propositions are also on the ballot. The one that has garnered the most attention is Proposition 1, which would change the way the redistricting process is done in New York.
Four candidates for New York governor squared off in a debate last night from the WNED|WBFO studios. Afterward, the debate's moderator, WBFO News Director Brian Meyer, and one of its panelists, New York Public Radio Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt, talked about what they saw and heard during the hour-long forum.
Government corruption and Common Core took center stage during Wednesday night's gubernatorial debate in the WNED|WBFO studios. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the two major party candidates took repeated jabs at one another during the one-hour debate.
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.
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.
Four of the candidates running for Governor of New York will be participating in a debate originating from Buffalo at the studios of WNED|WBFO. It will be shown on public television and heard on public radio tonight. It’s the only debate agreed to by Andrew Cuomo and his challengers.
Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy will be one of the panelists who will be asking questions of the candidates during tonight's gubernatorial debate at the WNED/WBFO studios. He shared some thoughts on what to expect during a conversation this morning on WBFO.
In sharp contrast to 2012 when Chris Collins ousted incumbent Congresswoman Kathy Hochul in a hard fought battle, the local 2014 Congressional races aren't likely to present similar drama. According to Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy, the closest race may be for the seat currently held by Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed.