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Libous: Budget Talks Continue on Specific Issues

There's a conceptual agreement on a New York state budget but plenty of details still have to be addressed before a final spending plan is adopted by lawmakers.

Senator Thomas Libous says among the issues to be determined is the size of funding cuts for programs that help New Yorkers with disabilities

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Libous Will Fight Proposed Fracking Moratorium

The New York State Assembly has approved a two-year moratorium on fracking until more scientific information is available on potential environmental and health risks.

A proposed moratorium won't be adopted unless the Senate agrees to such a move

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Endicott Interconnect Layoffs Prompt Concern About Future

Recent workforce reductions at Endicott Interconnect Technologies have resulted in discussions about the fate of the company.

Current and former workers have reported hundreds of people have lost their jobs at the company in a series of layoffs

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Libous “A Little Confused” By Cuomo Casino Plans

New York State Senator Thomas Libous says he'll await more specific details before passing judgment on Governor Cuomo's call to permit the establishment of upstate gambling casinos.

The governor is proposing the creation of up to three casinos with most of the revenue being earmarked for education

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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [April 16, 2012]

Libous: No Word From Ethics Panel on Ryan Complaint

New York State Senator Thomas Libous says he has not been informed by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics about the status of a complaint filed last spring.

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan told reporters April 16 he was mailing a formal complaint to the ethics panel seeking a review of possible influence peddling by Libous

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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The Binghamton Now Debate: Libous-Orzel [AUDIO]

The New York State Senate debate between Thomas Libous and John Orzel on the October 31, 2012, WNBF's Binghamton Now program.
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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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