New York state lawmakers had the day off Monday before they return to the Capitol on Tuesday to tackle a number of end-of-session issues, including renewing rent control laws and possibly legalizing marijuana for adults. A poll finds support among New Yorkers for many of the issues on the table.
With the level of Lake Ontario expected to keep rising, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is declaring a State of Emergency for lakeside communities. Cuomo made the announcement at the Newfane Marina in Olcott Monday.
Hoping to avoid a repeat of the flooding which caused extensive property damage and forced an economically important beach to close two years ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo joined state and local officials in Niagara County Wednesday morning to discuss the strategy for holding back the rising waters of Lake Ontario.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in town for a victory lap Wednesday. He used an appearance at Buffalo State College to tout the recently-passed state budget was just passed and how much it meant to Western New York, but he also touched on other topics.
With three weeks to go until the April 1 budget deadline, and Governor Andrew Cuomo is drawing some lines in the sand on items he says need to be in the spending plan, like a permanent property tax cap. But Cuomo says a proposal to legalize the adult use of marijuana likely will not be finished in time.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a law that would require passengers in the back seat of a motor vehicle to wear a seatbelt no matter their age. It would be included in the upcoming state budget. WBFO’s Nick Lippa gathered the thoughts of some local transportation safety advocates.
There is a ban on tractor trailers and buses driving on upstate highways due to the extreme weather conditions. WBFO’s Nick Lippa spoke with a drivers at Jim’s Truck Plaza in Cheektowaga to see what they planned to do.
There have been numerous reactions to many of the policy items in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget. But how did the governor’s budgeting skills measure up? Two budget watchdog organizations are giving him mixed reviews.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a preview of his 2019 agenda, laid out an ambitious plan to counteract actions by President Trump and his policies, including strengthening abortion rights, expanding voter access and legalizing marijuana.
Gove. Andrew Cuomo walked back comments made earlier this week where he said that America “was never that great,” saying they were “inartful” and that he does believe the nation is, and has always been, “great.”
Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report concluding that the benefits of legalization outweigh the risks.
Hours before President Donald Trump announced his choice to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed against the selection. He also signed an executive order to help protect the reproductive choice rights of New York’s women should a future court overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and several businessmen tried desperately to hide a conspiracy to steer contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars in an ambitious upstate New York redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion, a prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at a corruption trial Monday.
Ending corruption in state government is hot on the mind of Marc Molinaro, who paid a visit to Buffalo on Wednesday morning. The GOP gubernatorial candidate intends to roll out a comprehensive plan for accountability in the capital.
Republicans meeting at the state convention in New York City nominated Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as their candidate for governor Wednesday and offered a scathing critique of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in office.
Actor Cynthia Nixon, who is running for governor in a Democratic primary against incumbent Andrew Cuomo, released her tax filings on Friday. She and her spouse earned $1.9 million last year and paid nearly $200,000 in taxes.