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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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Libous “A Little Confused” By Cuomo Casino Plans

New York State Senator Thomas Libous says he'll await more specific details before passing judgment on Governor Cuomo's call to permit the establishment of upstate gambling casinos.

The governor is proposing the creation of up to three casinos with most of the revenue being earmarked for education

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Lupardo: Southern Tier Will Benefit From Economic Development Aid

The Southern Tier will receive $91 million in economic development assistance from New York State.

Governor Cuomo announced a second round of regional economic development grants this morning.

The money for the Southern Tier is to be used to fund 62 proposed projects

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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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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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NYSEG, Other Utilities Face State Investigation

New York State Electric and Gas, along with several other utilities, will face scrutiny after their power restoration efforts following Hurricane Sandy were criticized by customers and government officials

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Libous On Possible Democrat Takeover of Senate: “Lord, I Hope Not”

New York State Senator Thomas Libous was blunt when he spoke of the possibility that Democrats may regain control of the Senate in January: "Lord, I hope not."

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday, Libous said he's more optimistic that Republicans will hold on to their majority.

The Binghamt

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Energy Highway Task Force Presents New Plan to Governor Cuomo

The Energy Highway Task Force's blueprint for a comprehensive plan that will add up to 3,200 megawatts of additional electric generation and transmission capacity and clean power generation was presented to Governor Andrew Cuomo this week.

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State Offers Business Incentives to Curb Unemployment

New York State will distribute $6 million in federal grants to companies that hire long-term unemployed individuals as part of a new initiative to combat unemployment.

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