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Tioga County is Among Five Possible Casino Sites in New York

New York State Senate Republicans are proposing five casinos on non-Native American land that would have table games like black jack and roulette.  Currently non-tribal casinos are limited to video gaming terminals

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

All Southern Tier School Budgets Pass

Southern Tier school districts can move forward with their program plans for the next fiscal year now that all proposed budget have been approved by voters.

Many of the districts implemented fairly large staff cuts in order to keep the tax increases within state mandates

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Broome County government seal
Broome County government seal

Broome Considers Early Retirement Incentives

Broome County lawmakers are considering further trimming of the government payroll through retirement incentives.

At it's last meeting, however, the legislature postponed a scheduled vote on the plan that would offer eligible employees $15,000 toward their retiree health insurance premiums

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton/ Johnson City Sewer Plant Repairs Scheduled

A $60 million renovation project at the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant is due to get started in a little less than a year.

Johnson City and City of Binghamton officials met May 13th to discuss construction plans for the jointly owned facility on Vestal Road

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

David: Fix The Binghamton Roundabout

Richard David, a Republican mayoral candidate, is calling for improvements to the downtown Binghamton roundabout.

The roundabout opened to traffic nearly nine months ago. Last Tuesday, a tractor-trailer knocked down a pedestrian warning sign and several fence posts at Chenango and Court streets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Doesn’t Want Rebates on Printed Checks

New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endwell is cosponsoring a bill that aims to reduce the costs to the state of administering tax rebates that were recently approved in Albany.

The $350 Family Tax Relief Credit is for families with children with incomes of between $40,000 and $300,000 a year

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Libous Discusses Fracking Report [AUDIO]

New York State Senator Thomas Libous was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday. He discussed his support for high-volume hydraulic fracturing and responded to questions related to a Bloomberg News report.

Libous insisted his support for fracking in the Marcellus Shale is not relat

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fracking Foes Send More Letters To Cuomo

People fighting approval of high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York state are sending more messages to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Walter Hang of Ithaca-based Toxics Targeting says the governor should ensure that a comprehensive public health impact study is conducted before a final decision is made regarding fracking

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New York Tourism Summit in Albany

Business leaders are gathering in the state capitol for a summit to discuss how to boost tourism in New York.

The tourism industry is the 5th largest employer in the state.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the summit will continue his administration's dialogue with business leaders on job creation ideas

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Gural Isn’t Happy With Casino Referendum Delay

Tioga Downs owner Jeffrey Gural isn't pleased that a public vote on approving upstate gambling casinos may not happen this year.

Governor Cuomo and other state officials now expect a referendum on establishing three casinos probably will have to wait until 2014

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