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Date Set for New York Casino Recommendations

The casino location board in New York State says it will make its recommendations as to which locations should be granted gaming licenses on December 17.

The panel had been expected to make its recommendations at the end of October or mid-November

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Budgets Pass in Binghamtin, Union and Vestal

Several municipalities in Broome County are passing their final budget plans, all including tax increases.

A 4-3 vote along party lines allowed thirteen vetoes on changes to Binghamton Mayor Richard David’s budget proposal to stand

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Casino License Recommendation is Delayed

A panel tasked with reviewing applications for casino licenses in New York state is nearing recommendations on where they should go but is weeks behind the anticipated date for an announcement.

The commission had been expected to make a decision by the end of October or early November

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NY Senate Republican Leadership & Coalition Unchanged

New York State Senate Republicans will continue in a coalition with Democrats and share power in the chamber.

That announcement came yesterday as Republican leader Dean Skelos was confirmed to continue in that position and Republican Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton was confirmed to remain in the number two Republican leadership job of Deputy Majority Leader

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Budget Hearing Becomes Clinic Hearing

What was supposed to be a public hearing about Broome County's proposed budget became a forum for people protesting the planned closure of the Broome County Mental Health Clinic.

The budget proposal eliminates 21 clinic jobs, leaving just nine workers to finish operations until the clinic closes

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Republicans Control Broome’s Legislature

 

Unofficial results put Republicans in firm control of the Broome County Legislatures with a dozen GOP lawmakers and three Democrats to be seated January first.

 

Democrat Anthony Fiala, who pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge weeks before the election following a collision between his vehicle and a bicyclist on Clinton Street, Binghamton, lost his re-election bid.

 

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Broome Incumbents Fight Challenges: Election 2014

Voters head to the polls to decide a number of state and local races.

Most notable decisions are the race for New York Governor with incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo looking to retain his seat in a challenge by Republican Rob Astorino and two, third party candidates

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Sheriff Candidates In WNBF Radio Debate

Broome County Sheriff David Harder and his challenger, Binghamton Police Captain Christopher Bracco, discussed law enforcement issues during a "live" debate on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Harder, the

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Broome Board of Elections photo

Adopt a Broome County Polling Place Program is Launched

The Broome County Board of Elections is looking for organizations that want to adopt a polling place.

Actually, officials need more inspectors at polling places.

Organizations like clubs and churches can provide volunteers to man the polls in exchange for the $10 an hour normally paid to inspectors

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Most Broome Mental Health Clinic Clients Are in New Programs

The Broome County Commissioner of Mental Health says 80 percent of the clients of the County Mental Health Clinic have moved into different programs in the area as the Clinic prepares to close.

Arthur Johnson says the remaining clients will change programs by next spring

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