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Primary Election Day In New York State

Today is Primary Day in New York State. The polls in Broome and Tioga counties will be open from noon to 9 p.m.

Democrats will choose a candidate for governor. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a second four-year term, is facing two challengers: Law professor Zephyr Teachout and political activist Randy Credico

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Binghamton Last In Projected U.S. Economic Growth

The Binghamton region is receiving some less-than-flattering national attention in an economic growth forecast released by the United States Conference of Mayors.

The area comes in dead last out of 363 metro area economies ranked by projected growth over the n

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New York State In Telemarketing Restitution Deal

Residents of Binghamton, New York City and Long Island are among those expected to benefit from a government settlement with so-called "hard-tactic" telemarketers.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says an agreement has been reached with The Tax Club, Incorporated, which had an office in New York City

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Report: NYS More Dependent On Gambling Dollars

New York state government is collecting more gambling revenues than ever and is becoming more dependent on money from residents who like to take a chance. That's according to a report released by the state comptroller's office

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Johnson City Police Department Awarded State Grant

A Broome County law enforcement agency will receive nearly $21,000 in state funding to improve the supervision of people on probation and parole.

According to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Johnson City Police Department has been awarded the grant

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Audit: NY Veterans Not Receiving Benefit Information

State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says New York veterans are not being properly informed of health benefits available to them.

DiNapoli says many vets are placed in the state's Medicaid program rather than in federal programs

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Astorino “Leaning Towards” Challenging Cuomo

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is getting closer to launching a bid for governor.

During an interview at WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now studio, the 46-year-old Republican said he's "leaning towards" running. He said he expe

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Broome Exec: “Encouraged” By Cuomo Tax Plan

Broome County Executive Debbie Preston is expressing support for Governor Cuomo's tax reform proposals outlined in his State of the State address.

In a statement released by her office after Cuomo delivered his speech Wednesday afternoon, Preston said her pledge since taking office "has been to keep taxes as low as possible

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More Winter Farmers’ Markets Across New York

State officials say more than 100 winter farmers' markets will operate this season across New York.

The number of winter operations has been rising in recent years. According to the state, there were 40 such markets six years ago

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Cuomo: Casino Plan Will Boost Southern Tier Economy

Governor Andrew Cuomo says voter approval of expanded casino gambling in New York State is "really great news."

A constitutional amendment to allow the creation of as many as seven full-scale casino operations passed on Tuesday

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