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Politics are heating up on the local level, perhaps obscured by the national campaign.

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Amherst state Senator Michael Ranzenhofer has announced he will not run for reelection in 2020.

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State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer announced Monday he is no longer in the running to replace Chris Collins in the 27th Congressional District.

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Erie County Legislator Thomas Loughran formally announced his candidacy for the State Senate Saturday.

The New York State Senate has passed four bills that sponsors say are part of its ongoing commitment to address the  ongoing heroin and opioid crisis.

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Nearly eight years after a major funding cut for capital improvements, several state lawmakers and labor organizers representing Western New York are calling for a so-called "math error" to be corrected.

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A critical piece of a proposed project to calm traffic on Main Street in the Village of Williamsville has been approved. The Village will soon have the first HAWK signal ever used in New York State. 

Proposed bills aim to address issues with Common Core

Dec 27, 2013
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Lawmakers will introduce a package of bills during the 2014 Legislative Session that aim to address issues concerning the Common Core learning standards.

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After months of talking, Governor Cuomo has finally released his proposal for expanding casino gambling, with hundreds of pages of legal sections.

Most WNY senators vote against Albany gun bill

Jan 15, 2013
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Most members of the Western New York State Senate delegation voted against the gun control legislation that is making its way through Albany.

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A former aide to Republican State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer of Amherst has filed an ethics complaint with the state after she was fired a month ago.

Michelle McCulloch, 45, of Attica says her dismissal was due to her political support for the congressional campaign of David Bellavia over Ranzenhofer’s preference of former Erie County Executive Chris Collins.