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New York Gets an On-Time Budget

New York State has a new budget in place, on time again for the fourth straight year.

The ledger provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations and expands pre-kindergarten programs across the state

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Astorino To Join Trump, Paladino At Gun Rights Rally

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who is running as a Republican candidate for governor, says he expects to join Donald Trump and Carl Paladino Tuesday at an Albany rally for gun rights.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Astorino said all three men are planning to attend the event, which is being organized by opponents of the New York SAFE Act.

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Binghamton City Court Judge Seeking Another Term

William Pelella is running for a second term as a Binghamton City Court judge.

Pelella has served as a judge for the past decade. Prior to becoming judge, he'd served as a local attorney. He also was a member of Binghamton city council

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Former Mayor Alfred Libous On “Binghamton Now”

Alfred Libous, who served as mayor of Binghamton for 12 years from 1970 through 1981, was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Libous discussed his early years in Binghamton and how he entered politics, first being elected to City Council and then being elected mayor for three terms.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Senate Moves to Allow Towns to Set Speed Limits

Towns in New York State may be on the fast track to being able to set their own speed limits without going through state channels.

The State Senate this week passed a measure sponsored by Senator Betty Little of Queensbury that would allow towns to set reasonable speed limits within their own jurisdictions

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Broome Exec Questions Planned Center Closing

Broome County Executive Debra Preston says the process of closing a treatment unit at Broome Developmental Center is leading to the release of dangerous people into the community.

Preston says she's sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo to express her concern about public safety

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Mayor Re-Elected

It took into the early morning hours to tally all the votes, but the uncertified results from the March 18 mayoral election in Owego puts incumbent Kevin Millar on top, winning a second term.

According to the results, as of 2 a

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Owego Voters To Elect Mayor And Trustees

Tuesday is Election Day in the village of Owego.

Voting will take place at the central fire station on North Avenue from noon to 9 p.m.

Village business owner Lisa Curatolo is challenging incumbent mayor Kevin Millar, who is seeking a second two-year term

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Protest at Binghamton Disaster Preparedness Training

The topic may be disaster preparedness, but Binghamton area residents who oppose high volume, hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas make their presence known.

Protestors had planned to rally at the program at the Binghamton University Events Center that is being conducted by state-wide emergency services officials to train local families on techniques to better prepare for disasters like the 2011 flood and know what to do in the immediate aftermath

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Libous Would Try Medical Marijuana – If It’s Legal

New York State Senator Thomas Libous won't rule out using marijuana to deal with the nausea brought on by his cancer treatments. But he says he would only consider doing so if such use is legalized

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