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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

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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

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NY Senate Leader Skelos Faces Corruption Charges

New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, have been arrested on federal corruption charges.

The 67-year-old senator and his 32-year-old son turned themselves in at an FBI office in New York City May 4

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[AUDIO] Libous, Starzak Debate On “Binghamton Now”

The candidates for the 52nd District seat in the New York State Senate faced each other in a live debate broadcast Friday morning on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Republican incumbent Thomas Libous and Democratic challenger Anndrea Starzak discussed some of the issues and challenges facing the Southern Tier and the state.

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Libous Defeats Jones In GOP Senate Primary

State Senator Thomas Libous has won the Republican party nomination, defeating Tioga County businessman Denver Jones in a primary in the 52nd District.

Libous prevailed over Jones in Tuesday's GOP contest

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Libous: Residence Search “Politically Motivated”

New York State Senator Thomas Libous says he believes a search of his Binghamton residence was "politically motivated."

State and federal investigators were reported to have seized items belonging to Frances Libous, the senator's wife

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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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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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