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NY Senate May Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

State Senator Diane Savino says a measure to allow New Yorkers to use marijuana for medicinal purposes may be passed by the Senate this year.

Savino, a Staten Island Democrat, says "we are certainly a lot closer now than ever" to approval of a medical marijuana bill by both houses of the legislature

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Libous: Budget Talks Continue on Specific Issues

There's a conceptual agreement on a New York state budget but plenty of details still have to be addressed before a final spending plan is adopted by lawmakers.

Senator Thomas Libous says among the issues to be determined is the size of funding cuts for programs that help New Yorkers with disabilities

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Gun Law Foes Protest In Binghamton

People opposed to New York state's recently-enacted gun regulations demonstrated in downtown Binghamton this afternoon.

John O'Brien of the town of Chenango told WNBF News he helped organize the local event.

O'Brien said

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Libous Will Fight Proposed Fracking Moratorium

The New York State Assembly has approved a two-year moratorium on fracking until more scientific information is available on potential environmental and health risks.

A proposed moratorium won't be adopted unless the Senate agrees to such a move

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Video Portrays A Pro-Fracking Cuomo As Hitler

A parody video posted on YouTube depicting a pro-fracking Governor Andrew Cuomo as Adolf Hitler is generating controversy.

The video uses about three-and-a-half minutes of a 2004 film called "Downfall

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The Fracking Countdown Continues

Those who've been supporting or fighting New York State fracking regulations should soon have a better sense of what path the Cuomo administration intends to pursue regarding shale gas development

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DiNapoli Preparing Analysis of Cuomo Budget

The New York State Comptroller's Office is completing a detailed review of Governor Cuomo's budget proposal.

Thomas DiNapoli says the analysis hasn't been finalized but it should be ready for release in a few days

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Gasland’s Josh Fox Wants to Interview Cuomo

The director of the documentary Gasland wants to discuss fracking with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Josh Fox has been working on a sequel to the 2010 anti-fracking documentary that was shown on HBO.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program today, Fox said he's been writing to the governor every three months or so to request an interview "for the last two years."

Fox said he

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Broome, Tioga Residents Receive Anti-Fracking Mailer

People who live in Broome, Tioga and three other counties being considered for high-volume hydraulic fracturing have received a brochure from a group fighting fracking in New York.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Jill Wiener of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy said more than 190,000 brochures were sent to residents of the region.

The mailing

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NY State Police Hotline Answers Gun Law Questions

New York State Police members are going to answer questions people have about the recently-enacted gun law.

A hotline is to go into operation today to provide New Yorkers with accurate information about new gun regulations

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