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Assembly Speaker Heastie on “Binghamton Now” [Audio]

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie continued his upstate tour with with several stops in Broome County.

On July 30, the Bronx Democrat was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

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Assembly Speaker Heastie Visits Broome County

Carl Heastie, the Bronx Democrat who became New York Assembly Speaker less than six months ago, will meet residents of the Binghamton area as his upstate tour continues.

Heastie plans to make stops in Binghamton, Vestal and Endicott on Thursday

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Photo: Ingram Publishing

Crouch Decides Against Senate Bid

Assemblyman Clifford Crouch says he will not run for the Senate seat vacated after Thomas Libous was found guilty of lying to FBI agents.

Crouch - a Chenango County Republican - released a statement Monday afternoon announcing he plans to focus on his current work in the state Assembly

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton Mayor Won’t Seek Senate Seat

Binghamton Mayor Richard David has advised Republican party officials that he doesn't want to be considered for the state Senate seat vacated by Thomas Libous.

In a statement released on Sunday, David said he had "received a great deal of encouragement" to run for the seat after Libous was convicted of a felony of lying to the FBI

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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]

Cuomo Wants Fiala to Succeed Libous in Senate

Governor Andrew Cuomo has started campaigning for Barbara Fiala for the state Senate seat vacated with the federal court conviction of Thomas Libous.

Less than 24 hours after Libous was found guilty of lying to the FBI, Cuomo said Fiala - a former Broome County executive - would "be fantastic" as a candidate

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

NYS Minimum Wage Could Jump to $15 For Some

A panel created by Governor Cuomo is recommending a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food chain restaurants in New York state.

The Cuomo wage board made the recommendation Wednesday afternoon. The state Department of Labor would have to authorize the action before it is implemented

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Photo provided by Sen. Thomas Libous' office

Senator Thomas Libous Trial Winds Down

Deliberation get underway in the trial of New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton, who is accused by federal investigators of lying to the FBI about his involvement in getting is son a job at a Westchester law firm

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NYS Senator Tom Libous’ Trial About to Start

New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton is due in Federal Court in White Plains July 13 for the start of his trial for allegedly lying to the FBI.

Libous appeared July 7 for his final pre-trial hearing and jury selection is set to begin Monday

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Casino Bid Folds

Albany-area developer Jeffrey Hyman is telling New York State there will be no proposal filed by the deadline for a casino license for a site in the City of Binghamton.

Tioga Downs owner, Jeffrey Gural submitted an 800 page application days ahead of the July 6 deadline to expand the existing Town of Nichols Racino to include table games, a hotel and several family attractions

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Motions Filed in Preparation For Libous Trial

Senator Thomas Libous wants to be able to discuss his health challenges at his upcoming federal trial.

The Binghamton Republican has been accused of making false statements to the FBI. His indictment was announced nearly a year ago

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