Legislative leaders, after three separate meetings with the governor said they were “hopeful” that a final agreement could come before the weekend. But Governor Cuomo late in the day said talks are “inconclusive”, and he expects negotiations to continue over Saturday and Sunday.
This year's race for City Hall could be heating up in coming days. There is also a new battle brewing inside City Hall. Those are the topics on WBFO'S Press Pass conversation with Chris Jamele and Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly.
Second amendment rights advocates, who have held rallies in Albany recently, are not the only group upset with portions of the state’s recently enacted gun law. Some people with mental illnesses believe the law unfairly stigmatizes them.
The first phase of what is likely to be a long fight over a proposed scrap metal recycling operation near Hertel and Military ended Tuesday when the Buffalo Common Council voted against it. WBFO'S Mike Desmond reports the issue is now off to the courts.
During a stop in Buffalo Thursday to help sell his 2013-2014 budget proposal Governor Andrew Cuomo praised state lawmakers who voted for the SAFE Act. Cuomo said it was a very tough vote for politicians - because powerful gun advocacy groups opposed it. With more here's WBFO's Chris Caya.
Albany power politics used to be three men in a room, but now Governor Andrew Cuomo is accused of rushing to approve new laws. In this week's Press Pass we welcome Investigative Post editor Jim Heaney. Heaney discuss the Governor's power grab with WBFO's Eileen Buckley, as well as the upcoming reelection campaign of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
A republican has declared his candidacy for Mayor of Buffalo. Sergio Rodriguez kicked off his campaign in Niagara Square Wednesday afternoon. Rodriguez is a 32-year-old, single, former Marine, born in Santiago. After launching his campaign, Rodriguez visited our studios to talk with WBFO's Eileen Buckley about why he is running for mayor.
Governor Andrew Cuomo was credited for laying out an ambitious agenda by several members of the region's state delegation. Cuomo called for boosting the Upstate economy, expanding casino gaming, and increasing the minimum wage from $7.25-an-hour to $8.75 an hour.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown attended the State of the State address in Albany. He described Cuomo's speech as "bold and aggressive" and said he believes the governor's call for the toughest gun control laws in the nation is the right thing to do.
Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins says in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, it's not all about gun control. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked to Higgins before he headed back to Washington Monday.