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Libous and Starzak Submit Ballot Petitions

Thomas Libous and Anndrea Starzak say they have submitted nominating petitions for the November ballot in the 52nd state senatorial district.

A statement released by the Libous campaign says thousands of signatures were turned into the state Board of Elections office in Albany on Wednesday

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Libous Steps Down As GOP Campaign Chairman

State Senator Thomas Libous is stepping down as chairman of the New York Senate Republican Campaign Committee.

The post is going to Senator Catharine Young, an Olean Republican.

Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, who announced the change, thanked Libous for his "tireless work" in coordinating the party's Senate campaign strategy in recent years

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

New York Senate OKs Gun Law Change

The New York State Senate has approved a measure that would make retired police officers exempt from ammunition restrictions contained in the gun control law enacted in January.

The exemption was passed early Friday morning by a vote of 49 to 14

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Libous To Undergo More Chemotherapy

State Senator Thomas Libous has confirmed that the prostate cancer he's been battling for the past four years has spread.

Gannett's Albany bureau on Wednesday reported doctors discovered tumors in his lungs last year

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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: Statewide Pistol Registry Under Consideration

Legislative leaders in Albany have been having discussions with Governor Andrew Cuomo about possible actions that may be pursued in the aftermath of the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

State Senate deputy majority leader Thomas Libous says while some lawmakers have been talking about tougher gun laws, he's particularly concerned about mental health issues

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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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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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Libous, Orzel Spar in Lively “Binghamton Now” Debate

New York State Senate candidates Thomas Libous and John Orzel engaged in a spirited discussion of the issues in a live radio debate Wednesday on News Radio 1290 WNBF.

The incumbent Libous, a Binghamton Republican, again is being challenged by Orzel, a Whitney Point Democrat, for the 52nd district State Senate seat. The district in

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Libous, Orzel to Debate on Binghamton Now

Republican Thomas Libous and Democrat John Orzel plan to face each other in a live forum on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Libous was first elected to the New York State Senate in 1988.

Orzel has se

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