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NY Equal Rights Amendment Restored to November Ballot

FBI: Heightened security around Albany expected over next week
A New York state appeals court restored a proposed amendment to the November election ballot that bars discrimination based on "gender identity" and "pregnancy outcomes." The decision overturned a May ruling by Judge Daniel Doyle, ... more
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Romulus run-off election for school board canceled

Romulus schools staying remote for another day after student tests positive for COVID-19
The Romulus Central School's run-off election set for June 18 has been cancelled. Alicia Rath withdrew her name from the ballot, conceding to Caroline Hamelin. At a special meeting, the Board of Education accepted Rath's ... more
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Voters in Ithaca will get new school budget to vote on next week

Some CNY schools looking at later start times for schools
Voters in the Ithaca City School District will consider a new budget next week after rejecting the previous proposal last month. The original budget, which included an eight percent tax levy increase, was turned down ... more
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Republican voters in Ontario County will have two primaries

Deadline for switching parties before primary is now August 11
Republican voters in Ontario County will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 25, to choose their candidates for the upcoming general election. The primary runs from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the usual ... more
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EDITORIAL: Claudia Tenney can’t hit a curve ball

EDITORIAL: Claudia Tenney can’t hit a curve ball
There are big problems at the borders and in Congress. Unfortunately, immigration has once again become an election year tool that politicians are using for their own political agendas. In baseball, if you can’t hit ... more
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Ithaca city schools prepare for second budget vote after first one fails

Some CNY schools looking at later start times for schools
The Ithaca City School District will revisit its 2024-25 budget after voters rejected the initial $168 million proposal, which included an 8.42% tax levy increase, the purchase of four electric school buses, and a $125 ... more
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Advocates push for paper ballots amid NY’s transition to touch-screen voting

Cayuga County Legislature to consider competing redistricting plans
Election policy advocates and good-government groups are urging the Legislature to mandate paper ballots for New York voters as more counties plan to transition to touch-screen voting machines. The state Board of Elections certified the ... more
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Ithaca, Newfield among school districts where voters rejected electric buses: What now?

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Voters in Baldwinsville, Ithaca, Newfield, and Mexico school districts have decisively rejected propositions to purchase electric school buses. Despite a push for greener transportation, these communities voted against the switch. Officials across the region emphasized ... more
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2024 SCHOOL BUDGET VOTES: Two fail, most pass + board election results (full coverage)

Deadline for switching parties before primary is now August 11
Voters in multiple school districts approved their budgets and various propositions on Tuesday, with numerous board of education members elected. A couple local school districts even saw budgets defeated. What budgets were defeated in the ... more
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Corning-Painted Post school budget rejected, re-vote scheduled for June 18

CUOMO: Elections for town, villages, and schools get new dates in June, September
Voters in the Corning-Painted Post School District rejected the proposed $139 million budget, which included a 4.97% tax levy hike, on Tuesday evening. The budget fell short of the required 60-percent supermajority, with 1,431 yes ... more
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Auburn mom launches write-in campaign for school board

Auburn mom launches write-in campaign for school board
Morgan Ames has launched a write-in campaign for one of three seats available on the Auburn Enlarged City School District’s Board of Education. Ames, a mother of four and Auburn High School alumna, graduated in ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Wayne County election official discusses transition from part- to full-time commissioners (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Wayne County election official discusses transition from part- to full-time commissioners (podcast)
The Wayne County Board of Elections office has undergone a major change. While most election offices are integrating new technologies and stress is building as the 2024 presidential election looms - this office is feeling ... more
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Election officials in Ontario County outline prep for primary on June 25th

Deadline for switching parties before primary is now August 11
Ontario County Republicans are set to vote in the federal and local party primary elections on June 25th from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. This election will determine the Republican candidates for the general elections ... more
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Fratto campaign reacts to video leak as primary contest in NY-24 heats up

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The campaign of Mario Fratto, a congressional candidate in New York's 24th district, has issued a stern response to a controversial video leak, alleging unethical and potentially illegal actions by incumbent Rep. Claudia Tenney. The ... more
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Fratto gets major endorsement in race for NY-24

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Mario Fratto, a Geneva businessman aiming to become the Republican nominee for New York's 24th congressional district, has secured an endorsement from Arizona Representative Paul Gosar. Gosar, a prominent member of the Freedom Caucus, expressed ... more
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Seneca County looks to keep early voting site in Waterloo despite new state law

Seneca County looks to keep early voting site in Waterloo despite new state law
Seneca County officials are pushing to keep their only early voting location in Waterloo, the county seat, countering a New York state law that mandates such sites be located in the largest municipality, which in ... more
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LETTER: Fratto offers alternative option for Republican voters over incumbent Tenney

Fratto calls Claudia Tenney a tourist, says NY-24 needs Finger Lakes representative
You may have seen the recent flurry of TV and direct mailer ads from Claudia Tenney extoling her efforts to stop illegal immigration. What you may not have noticed is these ads all include in ... more
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Three candidates vie for Penn Yan school board

Penn Yan schools enter lockout after person reports teen with gun
Three individuals have officially entered the race for the Penn Yan Central School District Board of Education. Candidates Thomas Barden, Denise Hopkins, and Alicen Pidlisny have submitted the necessary petitions to qualify for the ballot ... more
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Seven candidates on the ballot for Waterloo school board

Waterloo High School appoints new assistant principal
Seven candidates have officially entered the race for three available seats on the Waterloo Board of Education, as confirmed by the filing deadline on Monday. The election, set for May 21, will determine who will ... more
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