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WBFO Brief April 14, 2023

On today's WBFO Brief:

  • Hear all you need to know from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz's State of the County address.
  • The delayed state budget is expected to contain raises for direct support professionals.
  • And it's Friday, so we have Theater Talk!
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  • A lawsuit accuses National Guard members of abusing migrants who have been housed in Western New York. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.
  • A development team is in place to take the next steps in the restoration of Buffalo's Central Terminal. The 5th Annual Black Doll Exhibit is now on display.
  • Hamburg Police say their officers were justified in last week's shooting of a Jamestown woman. Advocates call on Kathy Hochul to rescind a proposed budget move they say will harm low-income New Yorkers seeking justice. 2 SUNY Fredonia Alumni celebrate honors at the 2024 Grammy awards, including Album of the Year for which Randy Merril was the master engineer on Taylor Swift's 'Midnights'.
  • The case arguing that pay raises for City of Buffalo officials were illegally granted is due back in court today. Byron Brown to share more on the state of Buffalo's financial affairs today at a legislative budget hearing in Albany. Hamburg police expected to give update on Friday's officer involved shooting. Enforcement efforts against unlicensed cannabis shops continue.
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