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No Casino License For Traditions or Tioga Downs

The New York Casino Location Board met Wednesday afternoon to make recommendations as to which casinos should apply for full gaming licenses.  Neither Tioga Downs in Tioga County or Traditions in the Town of Union were recommended to receive those licenses

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Petition to Prevent Racial Profiling in Binghamton

Bob Joseph/WNBF NewsBinghamton residents are starting a local campaign to ban racial profiling

Organizers say they plan a door-to-door campaign to highlight lack of oversight and accountability for police agencies

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango Forks Moves Ahead With Capital Improvements

The Chenango Forks School District can move forward with plans to make $18.2 million in improvements, including many security upgrades with the approval of voters by a slim margin.

Residents approved the capital project plan in a vote of 203 to 149

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Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Faith Leaders Protest New York Legislative Pay Raise Proposal

Pastors, nuns and other church leaders say New York State lawmakers should be raising the minimum wage before they take up a proposal to give their own wages a bump.

A demonstration was held in Albany November 25 where leaders said too many New Yorkers are struggling to survive on the current $8 an hour

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

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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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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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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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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