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Your Monday morning catch-up for April 1: 5 stories you may have missed this weekend

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 09:00:58-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Here are five stories you may have missed over the weekend.

NY lawmakers pass $175B state budget

The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature has officially given final approval to a state budget that bans plastic bags statewide and imposes new tolls in Manhattan.

Special Olympics New York's budget slashed after increasing just two years ago

In New York State's newest budget, the Special Olympics is scheduled to lose $50,000 in funding.

Bill would lower threshold for hunting while intoxicated

The Democratic-controlled state Legislature has passed a measure to lower the legal blood-alcohol content threshold for hunting while intoxicated.

New smoke alarm law takes effect April 1st

Starting on April 1st, stores in New York State will be prohibited from selling smoke alarms that use replaceable batteries (9 volt or other).

REPORT: Contamination from Love Canal waste not spreading

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its final remedial investigation report for the Niagara Sanitation Landfill in the Town of Wheatfield.