Contact Us
Politics

Politics - Page 3

Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

NYS Minimum Wage Could Jump to $15 For Some

A panel created by Governor Cuomo is recommending a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food chain restaurants in New York state.

The Cuomo wage board made the recommendation Wednesday afternoon. The state Department of Labor would have to authorize the action before it is implemented

Read More|Comment

Photo provided by Sen. Thomas Libous' office
Photo provided by Sen. Thomas Libous' office

Senator Thomas Libous Trial Winds Down

Deliberation get underway in the trial of New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton, who is accused by federal investigators of lying to the FBI about his involvement in getting is son a job at a Westchester law firm

Read More|Comment

Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo
Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

NYS Senator Tom Libous’ Trial About to Start

New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton is due in Federal Court in White Plains July 13 for the start of his trial for allegedly lying to the FBI.

Libous appeared July 7 for his final pre-trial hearing and jury selection is set to begin Monday

Read More|Comment

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Casino Bid Folds

Albany-area developer Jeffrey Hyman is telling New York State there will be no proposal filed by the deadline for a casino license for a site in the City of Binghamton.

Tioga Downs owner, Jeffrey Gural submitted an 800 page application days ahead of the July 6 deadline to expand the existing Town of Nichols Racino to include table games, a hotel and several family attractions

Read More|Comment

Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Motions Filed in Preparation For Libous Trial

Senator Thomas Libous wants to be able to discuss his health challenges at his upcoming federal trial.

The Binghamton Republican has been accused of making false statements to the FBI. His indictment was announced nearly a year ago

Read More|Comment

GettyImages
GettyImages

New York’s Legislative Session is Extended

The New York State Legislature is going into extra innings.

The legislative session in Albany was supposed to end June 17 but is now being extended into next week.

Rent control in New York City has held up a majority of work, including measures that impact other areas of the state, like extending the property tax cap and legalizing mixed martial arts

Read More|Comment

Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Police Modernization Endorsed

Representatives of local civil rights and human services organizations appeared at the Binghamton City Council Business meeting June 17 to endorse the proposed Police Modernization Law to address issues concerning the diversification of the makeup of the police force and how officers interact with the public

Read More|Comment

Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Police Review “Being Finalized”

A city-commissioned review of the Binghamton Police Department is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

The Broome County law firm of Coughlin and Gerhart started interviewing police personnel in March after police chief Joseph Zikuski was placed on administrative leave

Read More|Comment

Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Town Supervisor Running For Second Term

Vestal town supervisor John Schaffer has announced he will seek another four-year term.

Schaffer was first elected to the post in 2011. On WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, the Democrat said he's running for reelection.

Schaffer served as a member of

Read More|Comment

Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Libous Returns to State Senate Floor

State Senator Thomas Libous returned to the Capitol in Albany June 16, greeting colleagues as he continues to battle cancer.

The Binghamton Republican had spent several weeks in Florida after undergoing back surgeries

Read More|Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for News-Breakers Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive News-Breakers Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.