Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday to rally for public financing of political campaigns. The measure remains in limbo in the State Senate and Governor Cuomo faces questions on whether he is working hard enough for the proposal to pass.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, who still has not issued a decision on whether hydro fracking should be allowed in New York, is backing further away from the controversial gas drilling process in his economic development plans for the future.
The scandal enveloping Brooklyn State Assemblyman Vito Lopez could have wider implications. Lopez is resigning from the Assembly Monday in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. But as WBFO's Mark Scott reports, there are growing calls for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down.
The Legislative Ethics Commission released a report on the sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez. It finds Lopez violated the public officers law and engaged in “willful and prolonged mistreatment” of his female staff.
It appears the flap over how the Peace Bridge is run is not over yet. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, a bill proposed to dissolve the Buffalo and Ft. Erie Public Bridge Authority is still alive in Albany.
Former FBI special agent-in-charge Bernie Tolbert appears to be ready to announce a run for mayor of Buffalo. Tolbert says he will be making an announcement Saturday morning. But as WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, Tolbert would not confirm that he will be launching a campaign.
The contentious fight over seats on the Buffalo Board of Education has descended into mud-slinging with a mysterious mailer attacking Buffalo developer Carl Paladino who's running in South Buffalo'S Park District.
As Buffalo's mayoral race begins to take shape -- there was an usual pairing on the steps of City Hall Monday. A rally against child abuse brought out citizens, politicians and candidates. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports that standing near one another was incumbent Mayor Byron Brown and declared candidate for mayor Sergio Rodriguez.
Anti-corruption proposals are proliferating in Albany, following two high profile bribery scandals. Some of them focus on the long neglected state Board of Elections, which hasn’t even had an investigator on staff in over a year.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is critical of proposed federal gun legislation now making its way through the US Senate. He says federal bill’s focus on background checks is better than nothing, but it’s not enough.
Mayor Byron Brown says he was not trying to prevent a candidate from running against Buffalo developer Carl Paladino for a city school board seat. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Mayor Brown told reporters Sunday's Buffalo News article was "nonsense".
Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders say they have an agreement on a new state budget. The closed-door agreement announced Wednesday night puts Albany on track to pass the third straight on-time budget.
The Buffalo News has conducted its annual leadership survey. It's not a scientific, random survey , but instead the results come from a cross-section of business, political, religious and community leaders.
Washington may be claiming Erie County misspent tens of millions of dollars in cleaning up the 2006 October Surprise storm, and suggesting the money should be sent back, but Erie County Executive Poloncarz is saying the inspector general of the Homeland Security Department doesn't know how to do an audit.