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WBFO Brief May 22, 2024

On today's WBFO Brief:

  • All local school budgets will move forward as planned in the coming school year.
  • New York voters hold conflicting views on the response to the continuing feud in Gaza according to a new poll.
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  • Early voter turnout is extremely low leading up to this year's primary elections.
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is recommending that 10 parishes shut down for good. Relatives of victims struck by an AmTrack train in Tonawanda last month filed a petition against the City of North Tonawanda and the city's police department in the State Supreme Court. Healthcare workers at four Absolut Care nursing home locations postpone their strike after progress is made at the bargaining table. Lawmakers pass two bills in an attempt to make the Lockport Cave safer moving forward. The WNY Peace Center calls on Northrop Grumman to stop supplying arms to Israel and other countries who they say have committed war crimes.
  • NYS introduces mobile ID's. The Tops massacre gunman seeks to be exempt from the death penalty.
  • The I-90 in Chautauqua County received state funding to strengthen bridges after issues this year. Tops reaches an agreement with the union representing various employees of Tops Friendly Markets. The state names new leadership for the Office of Cannabis Management. Shea's and other local theaters receive funding for restoration purposes in hopes of bringing more visitors to Downtown Buffalo.
  • New York State lawmakers ended their session over the weekend leaving several issues on the table.
  • Governor Kathy Hochul clashes with other NYS Democrats over her decision to pause congestion pricing in NYC.
  • Governor Kathy Hochul has decided to put on hold the start of the New York City Congestion Pricing Plan that was due to begin at the end of the month.
  • The southern U.S. has been a winter haven for Canadians looking to escape the weather. But new figures show that more of them are moving to the U.S.
  • Catch up on the news of the day on the WBFO Brief.
  • The last week of the legislative session begins today. Karen DeWitt reports.