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Cuomo Invited to New York State Secession Rally [LISTEN]

Representatives of groups supporting a New York State secession movement are planning a rally in Chenango County and they've decided to invited Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The event is to be held at the General Clinton Park in Bainbridge from 1:00 to 3:00 p

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Governor Paterson Discusses Trinidad Rally Controversy

Former New York Governor David Paterson sparked a bit of a controversy with an appearance at a political rally in Trinidad.

Paterson spoke on behalf of Dr. Keith Rowley, the People's National Movement candidate for prime minister

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Union: NY State Police Vehicle Fleet “Dangerous”

A union official says the aging New York State Police vehicle fleet is a "most dangerous and frightening situation."

Thomas Mungeer, president of the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, has filed a formal complaint about aging patrol vehicles

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NYS Minimum Wage Could Jump to $15 For Some

A panel created by Governor Cuomo is recommending a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food chain restaurants in New York state.

The Cuomo wage board made the recommendation Wednesday afternoon. The state Department of Labor would have to authorize the action before it is implemented

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Twelve Dannemora Prison Workers Placed on Leave

A dozen Clinton Correctional Facility employees have been placed on administrative leave in the aftermath of the escape of David Sweat and Richard Matt.

The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced the action Tuesday morning

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New York School Bus Operators Want Higher Fines

A group that represents school transportation companies wants tougher penalties for drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses in New York state.

The New York School Bus Contractors Association is backing proposals to boost fines and suspend driver licenses for those who ignore the flashing red lights on buses

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Libous Wants Property Tax Cap Retained

Senator Thomas Libous says he wants New York state's property tax cap to be made permanent.

The Republican-controlled Senate has voted in favor of retaining the tax cap which was enacted in 2011.

Libous, a Binghamton Republican, did not vote on the plan to keep the tax cap

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Town Officials Discuss Plan to Divide New York

Some town officials are talking about a plan to divide New York into two autonomous regions.

Members of the Upstate New York Towns Association met with the leader of a group that wants to break away from the nine downstate counties.

Association president Carolyn Price said the session was held Saturday in De

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

New York State Schools to Receive Naloxone Kits

Schools across New York will soon be able to obtain a heroin overdose antidote.

State officials say money appropriated in the recently-approved budget will help to provide naloxone kits to school districts

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Binghamton: Highest City Tax Rate in State

A report released by an Albany-based organization that promotes public policy reforms confirms what many Binghamton property owners probably suspected: The local effective property tax rate is higher than any other city in New York

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