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NY speaker to visit Binghamton in latest leg of upstate tour

The new speaker of the New York state Assembly is continuing his upstate tour with a stop in Binghamton. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie plans to visit with labor officials, elected leaders, business owners and economic development officials during his visit on Thursday. It's part of a series of trips to upstate cities and towns that Heastie says will help him better understand the challenges and opportunities facing the entire state. Earlier stops have included the North Country, Ithaca and Syracuse. Heastie was elected speaker earlier this year by the Assembly's Democratic majority. He succeeds Sheldon Silver, who resigned his leadership post after being accused of taking nearly...

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