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Landowners Say the Fracking Fight Isn’t Over

A group of property owners with a stake in natural gas exploration in New York State say they are not ruling out launching a lawsuit against state officials for banning hydraulic fracturing in the state indefinitely

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New Laws in Effect in New York State

Several new laws are now in effect in New York State.  There is a new tax credit for businesses hiring military veterans.

There is a new Homeless Veteran Assistance Fund.

Corporate tax reforms are being phased in, estimated to save businesses over 200 million dollars this year and over 500 million dollars a year by 2019

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Barbara Fiala is Among Several Leaving Cuomo’s Administration

Andrew Cuomo is starting his second term as New York Governor with several vacancies in his administration to fill.

The New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director, Thomas Madison and the Chief Financial Officer, John Bryan have both resigned and former Broome County Executive, Barbara Fiala has retired as the Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner after serving three years in the appointed position

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Accountants: Sell Off Willow Point Nursing Home

Broome County is being told to get rid of what many consider an Albatross around the county’s neck.

The accounting firm: Toski and Company from Rochester has advised county lawmakers that Willow Point Nursing Home should be sold off

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Broome Legislators Vote for a Raise for Non-Union County Workers

Future Broome County Legislators could soon be making more money for their part-time elected positions.

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Governor Cuomo Supports a Casino License for the Southern Tier

The New York State Gaming Commission is reviewing a letter it received from Governor Andrew Cuomo December 26 urging the reopening of Southern Tier bids for a fourth casino license.

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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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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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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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