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Binghamton Pharmacy School May Receive State Funding

The initial funding for a proposed Binghamton University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy will be included in Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget.

Senator Thomas Libous and University President Harvey Stenger say there's an agreement with the governor to set aside $10 million to start development of the new school

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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Libous Discusses Fracking Report [AUDIO]

New York State Senator Thomas Libous was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday. He discussed his support for high-volume hydraulic fracturing and responded to questions related to a Bloomberg News report.

Libous insisted his support for fracking in the Marcellus Shale is not relat

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [April 16,2012]

One Year Later: No News On Libous Ethics Complaint

State senator Thomas Libous had asked the state ethics panel to act quickly on a complaint against him filed by Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan.

But a year after Ryan mailed the formal complaint to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, no information is available about the status of the agency's review of the matter

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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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