Local primary elections were held last week with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown scoring a convincing win in his party battle with Bernard Tolbert. Area Democrats still can't rally behind such a victory to bring two opposing factions together and the ripples from this discord are making waves in other contests, as well.
During the heart of apple picking season lawmakers in the House of Representatives are considering a bill that aims to simplify the federal tax regulations governing the hard cider industry. The CIDER Act will also allow cider-makers, including those in upstate New York, to retain more of that natural apple flavor in their products.
On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls in Buffalo to cast ballots the democratic mayoral primary race. On the eve of the primary, WBFO's Eileen Buckley reached out to some senior citizens who live on the city's East side to discuss the mayoral race.
Unshackle Upstate released its new five-point Economic Revitalization Agenda, Tuesday. Executive Director Brian Sampson says the tax reform proposal includes plans to reduce the income tax rate by 25% for people making $50,000 a year or less.
All three Buffalo mayoral candidates will be facing off Tuesday evening in a WBFO & WNED-TV debate. Incumbent Democrat Byron Brown will face off against Democrat Bernie Tolbert and Republican Sergio Rodriguez. WBFO's Eileen Buckley explores their campaign styles with a Buffalo State political science professor.
More than a dozen protestors rallied outside in a gated area across from Alumni Arena Thursday. Demonstrators were calling on the president to change his stance on a multitude of issues. The majority of protestors were there to urge the President to ban the controversial gas drilling practice known as hydrofracking.
Word circulated Monday that President Barack Obama could be Buffalo-bound next week. Several newspapers and other media outlets are reporting that the President is planning to conduct an bus tour of four Upstate cities, including Buffalo and Eastern Pennsylvania.
There is a great deal of optimism for a better Niagara Falls after large check arrived Wednesday. The Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State delivered back payments of millions of dollars in casino revenues to Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca. Niagara Falls received $89 million.
The rights of journalists have taken center stage since the revelation that the National Security Agency has been monitoring who reporters are talking to. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley speaks with Investigative Post reporter Jim Heaney about how a journalist's rights could be in jeopardy.
New York today enters into the sixth year of a defacto moratorium on whether to allow hydrofracking in the state. Business and industry groups are expressing dismay over what they say is too long a delay.
Despite tough opposition, a Buffalo native has been named to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. The senate voted 54-to 46 today confirming Thomas Perez after a four month-long fight over President Obama's nominee.
Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission to investigate the legislature is not the first time a Governor created a penal to probe state lawmakers. In fact, Cuomo’s own father did it a quarter century ago, with mixed results.
A historic immigration reform bill was passed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday afternoon. If approved in the House, citizenship would be provided to 11 million immigrants already living in America illegally.
When state lawmakers approved a bill to permit new gambling casinos in the final hours of the legislative session, they left something out. A provision to ban campaign contributions to legislators from gambling corporations did not end up in the final version.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's trying to come up with "an amicable resolution" to the dispute over the Peace Bridge. Cuomo met with high ranking Canadian officials in his New York City office for several hours Saturday. During a visit to Buffalo Monday, Cuomo told WBFO's Chris Caya negotiations are ongoing.
It's unclear if this weekend's meeting between Governor Cuomo and the Canadian Ambassador to the United States will bring a resolution to the ongoing feud involving the Peace Bridge Authority. Both parties had little to say about the talks, though they did report some progress on the matter.
There’s three days left in the legislative session, and chances are dimming for a settlement on an abortion rights provision in a women’s equality act, and for reform of campaign financing and other anti-corruption measures.
The recent spate of legislative scandals in Albany appear to be taking a toll on Governor Cuomo. A new poll from Siena College find Cuomo's ratings among registered voters are at their lowest level since he took office.
As a recent poll shows his job approval rating dropping, Governor Andrew Cuomo hit the road Wednesday to campaign for his Public Trust and Campaign Finance Reform Bill. The governor admitted aspects of his plan are unlikely to pass this session.