Senator Chris Jacobs


Prominent area Democratic leaders gathered this morning at Niawanda Park in support of State Assemblyman Sean Ryan and his bid for the state Senate.

Thomas O'Neil-White

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday to mark the completion of $50 million in renovations to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin Martin House.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Amigone Funeral Home is headed back to State Sumpreme Court, in downtown Buffalo, Friday. People living feet away from the company's crematory, on Sheridan Drive, in Tonawanda, are suing to shut the operation down. The neighbors say foul and toxic emissions from the crematory are ruining their quality of life and their health.

If local Democrats turn out in large numbers and vote the party line Tuesday it could spell trouble for state Senator Chris Jacobs. The Buffalo Republican is seeking re-election in the 60th district where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by a nearly two-to-one margin.

NY State Thruway Authority

Bringing cashless tolling to the Grand Island Bridges was supposed to make crossing the spans easier on drivers. But some motorists are paying through the nose - and the push is on for change in Albany. 

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Saying Scajaquada Creek has been a mistreated waterway, local representatives to the New York State Senate and Assembly joined other stakeholders to announce public funding for a project that aims to clean the creek waters as they travel through Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The Buffalo Zoo's Reptile House is now closed for renovations.

The list of updates includes a new roof, heating and ventilation system, new and renovated exhibits and interactive educational elements. Zoo President and CEO, Norah Fletchall says, the building is in desperate need of improvements. Fletchall says it was built in 1942 under the leadership of the great Marlin Perkins.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

New York State Senator Chris Jacobs of Buffalo is renewing his push for term limits for all elected state leaders, that would include the Governor and State Attorney General.   WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley said Jacobs met with reporters in downtown Buffalo Friday morning at the Mahoney State Office building. 

Chris Caya WBFO News

Albany is sending the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System some additional aid. At the Central Library, in Buffalo, Thursday, Senator Chris Jacobs said, that he's secured $120,000 in education funding for branches in his district.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Ride-hailing services are expected to be up and running across the region in about 90 days, according to State Senator Tim Kennedy.

Jacobs pushes for ride hailing in Buffalo

Mar 19, 2017
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Senator Chris Jacobs is calling on the State Assembly to include ride hailing in the state budget by the of the month.