List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Man who aims to oust Cuomo accepts GOP nomination for NY governor

05.24.18 | Brandon Dickson

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro was introduced at the GOP convention in Manhattan by the last Republican governor of New York, George Pataki. Molinaro says if he's elected, he'll clean up the culture of corruption at the state...

Gov. Cuomo has the backing of the NY state Democratic party to seek a 3rd term

05.24.18 | Brandon Dickson

95% of the members voted Wednesday to endorse Andrew Cuomo. Party opponent Cynthia Nixon can still appear on the ballot line by going out and getting 15,000 Democratic signatures in a petition. Otherwise, what’s next for the two...

Gov. Cuomo is starting the process to restore voting rights to parolees

05.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

He's issued the first set of conditional pardons, which included recently paroled convicted cop killer Herman Bell. Cuomo claims this reverses restrictions that disproportionately impacts people of color. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan...

Both major political parties hold their NY conventions today and tomorrow

05.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

Republicans are meeting in Manhattan. Democrats are on Long Island. Today, the GOP will formally nominate Marc Molinaro as their candidate for governor.  The 42 year-old dutchess county executive says he's running to rid Albany of it's...

Gov. Wolf hits the campaign trail with his new ticket mate

05.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

John Fetterman, the Braddock, PA mayor, says his role as lieutenant governor is to help re-elect Wolf.  Fetterman says he wants to make sure Pennsylvania gets a second term of Gov. Wolf's leadership. Meanwhile, the man opposing them this...

NY state's aging prison population forces taxpayers to pay more

05.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

Based on the new report, a corrections policy and advocacy organization recommends releasing many older inmates.   The group says older inmates are less likely to re-offend than younger prisoners. The Osborne Association also claims...

Schumer aims to block robocalls

05.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

Senator Chuck Schumer says he'll push legislation to give consumers the ability to block robocalls to any landline or mobile phone. The New York Democrat says that Americans received 3.4 billion robocalls last month alone, an increase of nearly...

NY mom and step-dad are behind bars in connection with the assault of a toddler

05.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Alison and Donald Bovio are charged with first degree assault of a three-year-old boy in Seneca Falls, New York. The couple said the child fell down a flight of stairs, but cops say the young boy was actually hit with a belt numerous times...

A busy day at the polls, especially in Pennsylvania

05.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Scott Wagner received the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Governor Tom Wolf in the fall. Democrat John Fetterman defeated incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack making Stack the first holder of the office to lose in a...

A former Buffalo bishop will speak at the royal wedding on Saturday

05.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Reverend Michael Curry, who attended public school in the Queen City, was ordained at Saint Paul's Cathedral. Curry, who now serves as a bishop in Chicago, says he will address the source and origin of the love between Prince Harry and Meghan...

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