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Hanna to Co-Sponsor ‘Sustainable Use of Spent Grains’ Act

U.S. Representative Richard Hanna was at the Water Street Brewery in Binghamton Tuesday to discuss the FDA's proposal to require spent grain to be packaged and dried before sending to farmers.

Congressman Hanna said the proposal is burdensome to the 2,700 craft breweries in the US

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Congressman Hanna to Discuss New FDA ‘Spent Grain’ Proposal

Rep. Richard Hanna will be in Binghamton today to discuss the impacts of a proposal by the Food and Drug Administration that would hurt local small brewers and local farmers.

The FDA's proposed rule would require businesses to dry and package their "spent grain" before allowing it to be shipped to farms

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Congressman Hanna to Face Two GOP Primary Challengers

Republican Congressman Richard Hanna has some competition from his own party this time around.

Democrats have not filed a candidate to run this fall. They missed a state deadline for the 22nd congressional district

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Thinstock

State Senators Seward and Libous Comment on State Budget

State Senator Jame Seward says the new state budget addresses many of the concerns of his constituents, such as education aid, property tax relief, and job creation incentives. The new budget contains a $1

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NYRACC/YouTube

State Assembly Minority Conference Launch APPLE Plan Website

State Assemblyman Cliff Crouch, as part of the Assembly Minority Conference, recently launched a website telling legislative leaders they must put “children before politics.”

The site informs the general public about the APPLE Plan to r

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Slight Dip in Cuomo’s Poll Lead

The latest Siena Poll has shown Governor Andrew Cuomo has lost three percentage points and his Republican opponent has gained four.

Those numbers represent a small part of Cuomo's 61-26 lead. The main concern is that voters seem to be dissatisfied with the state’s progress over the past three years

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Higher Ed Conference Committee/ NYGov

Seward Named to Budget Committees and Drugs Task Force

State Senator James L. Seward has been named to the education and higher education budget conference committees which held their first meetings Monday in Albany.

Regarding his education conference committee assignment, Senator Seward said that the senate budget resolution increases school aid by $811

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Robert Astorino/ YouTube

Astorino Announces Run for NY Governor

New York state has its first Republican candidate for governor.

Westchester County executive Robert Astorino announced his intention to run against Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo in an on-line video yesterday

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Natallia Hudyma-ThinkStock

A Must See Video For Everyone “I Fought For You” [Video]

Sometimes a simple reminder can be a very powerful moment.  This video only takes four minutes but it reminds you of freedom you have had for a lifetime.  Take the time to watch this video, "I Fought For You".  You will be glad you did.

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Credit: iStock

Who Is Really Calling The Shots On NY State Public Education? [Audio]

Education in New York State is a hot topic these days and we've all been hearing the buzz about the Common Core Curriculum, state testing, and teacher evaluations.  It seems like every other month there's a local public forum on education to provide us all with information on what the education issues are and how to address it.  But do we really have ALL the information we need as parents to figure out all these changes in our kids' schools? 

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