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New York State Senate Shared Leadership Deal Brings Varied Reaction

Everyone from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to Reverend Al Sharpton are weighing in on the deal announced this week that has Republicans in the state senate and the Independent Democratic Conference sharing the leadership of the chamber

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Libous: Senate Leadership Plan Clears Way For Bipartisanship

A coalition leadership agreement in the New York State Senate sets up a system enabling Republicans to share control with a group of five Democrats starting next month.

Senator Thomas Libous, a Binghamton Republican who has been serving as deputy majority leader, says the plan unveiled today will "formalize our existing partnership through a new Senate Majority Coalition

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Mayor Ryan Asks To Be Compensated For Personal Vehicle Use

Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan says he deserves to be paid back for using his personal vehicle for work or that he should be given a new car that would also be used by the next mayor.

Ryan asked City Council yesterday for a five thousand dollar stipend

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NY Petroleum Council Official Awaits Gas Drilling Regs

The executive director of the New York State Petroleum Council is expressing optimism that regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas development will be finalized in the year ahead

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [April 16, 2012]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [April 16, 2012]

Libous: No Word From Ethics Panel on Ryan Complaint

New York State Senator Thomas Libous says he has not been informed by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics about the status of a complaint filed last spring.

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan told reporters April 16 he was mailing a formal complaint to the ethics panel seeking a review of possible influence peddling by Libous

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Fracking Foes Call on Cuomo to Restart Environmental Review

Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing have sent a message to Governor Cuomo urging him to stop the shale gas rulemaking process involving New York State's environmental regulatory agency.

The group also called on Cuomo to restart the environmental review proceeding to require public involvement in the state Department of Health impact analysis of potential fracking

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Binghamton Mayor Supports Legalization of Marijuana

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan says he favors marijuana legalization.

The issue was brought up Tuesday by a caller to WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

The caller asked Ryan whether he was for the legalization of marijuana.

After a chuc

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Former Broome Executive Donald McManus Dies

Donald McManus, who served as Broome County executive in the late 1970s, has died. McManus, who lived in Endicott, died Tuesday night. He was 79.

McManus was Broome's first Democratic county executive

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Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

Will We Fall Off of the Fiscal Cliff? [RESULTS]

Last week we asked if you thought that we were headed off of the fiscal cliff.  It appears that Southern Tier residents are split on the issue.  Results are below.  Thanks for voting!

 
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IOGA Urges Cuomo To Move Forward With Fracking Review

Members of the Independent Oil and Gas Association in New York State are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to get off the dime when it comes to a review of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the state

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