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Deliberations over the budget in the Tompkins County Legislature are frozen, thanks largely to Governor Cuomo’s property tax freeze. The legislature failed to produce the eight votes needed to set a proposed tax increase for next year. County...
City officials in Ithaca are going to make it easier for property owners to have sidewalk work done this year count toward a new fee.  In the past, Ithaca property owners were responsible to repair any cracks or damage to the concrete in front...
Democratic lawmakers are pressing for bills to reform New York’s campaign finance system. They say the US Attorney’s investigations into Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption panel might help spur action on their measures. Democrats in...
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino touted the benefits of fracking during a series of stops in the Southern Tier yesterday. Matt Martin reports one of the stops was at a Vestal company that does roadwork for oil companies just across...
The Upstate New York town of Greece can continue including a prayer at the beginning of its board meetings. That’s thanks to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court released Monday. Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich says the decision was about...
Environmental activists say they will continue to focus on the threat of hydrofracking in New York and will also keep working on regulations for oil transport trains passing through New York. Activists gathered at the Capitol to lobby for...