New York State

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.
The Empire Center for Public Policy determined the effective tax rat…
Cuomo Asked to Provide Details on Fracking Ban
Environmentalists are seeking information from Governor Andrew Cuomo on how a possible ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing will be implemented in New York state.
The state's environmental conservation and health commissioners announced on December 17 that they would not support fracking for …
Moss Establishing Committee to Back GOP Candidates
Christopher Moss, who ran as the Republican candidate for New York lieutenant governor, says he's working to get more people enrolled in the party.
The 47-year-old Moss, who has been Chemung County sheriff for nine years, was Rob Astorino's running mate in the November election...
Binghamton Tower Was Closed for Nearly 5,000 Days
History was made at Binghamton's tallest building 34 years ago February 5.
A transformer fire in a mechanical room of the State Office Building caused coolant containing PCB's to burn. The blaze created dangerous chemicals, including dioxin...
New York Ruling on Time Warner-Comcast Deal Delayed
New York state regulators could make a final decision on a big cable television merger plan in March.
The Public Service Commission has been reviewing Comcast's $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable in an effort to determine what effect it would have on New Yorkers...
New Yorkers Urged to Use Caution While Ice Fishing
People planning to do some fishing in New York during the winter are being reminded to be careful when heading out on the ice.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation warns anglers that ice thickness can vary on every body of water...
Rest Stop Vending Machines Feature NY Products
Agricultural goods produced and processed in New York state are being featured in some rest stop vending machines.
State officials say the "Taste New York" vending machines have been placed in Broome County and north of Albany.
The state-produced items are being offered for sale at the Gatew…
Binghamton Area Loses Hundreds Of Jobs
The Binghamton labor market lost another 300 jobs over the past year. That's according to the monthly employment report released by the state Department of Labor.
The number of nonfarm jobs in Broome and Tioga counties dropped by 0.3 percent between October 2013 and last month...
Broome To Receive More Flood Recovery Money
Broome County will be eligible for state funding to cover some storm recovery projects.
Governor Cuomo has announced assistance for several counties hit by flooding during the summer of 2013.
According to the governor's office, the state will pay the local share of the public assistance program o…
New York State Government Website Revamped
The official New York State government website has been redesigned.
The revised site - NY.gov - was launched today. It's said to be the first major redesign of the website in 15 years.
In a statement posted on the site, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the changes are part of an effort to make state se…

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