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Advocates For People With Disabilities Seek Money In NY Budget For Higher Wages

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is due to release his budget on Tuesday, and agencies that work with those with intellectual disabilities are among those hoping for more funds.

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(WXXI) At the Golden Globe Awards this year, Meryl Streep received an honorary award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. In her acceptance speech, she criticized President-elect Trump for mocking a reporter with a disability. Trump, who denies that, dismissed Streep’s comments on Twitter.

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(WXXI) Organizers of a women’s march and rally are expecting hundreds of people from across the state and beyond to come to Seneca Falls this weekend. The local events are scheduled to coincide with the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, January 21, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. 

OFFICE OF ASSEMBLYMAN GARY FINCH

(WRVO) Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to offer free college tuition at New York's SUNY and CUNY schools for families that make less than $125,000 has garnered a lot of attention, but not everyone is receptive to the idea. 

One of the first things House Republicans took on when they came back from the holiday break was making it easier for the government to transfer control of federal public lands to states. But some of the most avid users of these lands—hunters and anglers—are on edge about the idea. 

Federal regulators published a new set of rules on Friday to strengthen the safety of pipelines carrying hazardous liquids such as crude oil and the natural gas liquids that would be pumped across Pennsylvania by the planned Mariner East 2 pipeline.

PA Pipeline Opponents Prepare For Encampments

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Anti-pipeline activists in Lancaster County are preparing to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience to block a proposed natural gas transmission line. The group Lancaster Against Pipelines is spearheading the effort. Activists have built two wooden structures near Conestoga, which they intend to occupy if and when crews begin work on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. 

The Allegheny Front

Chances are, all that leftover food from your office party or wedding might end up in a dumpster—and eventually the landfill. Unless a hero swoops in. Because it’s the 21st century, that hero is a new app. It’s called Food Rescue Hero, and 412 Food Rescue—a nonprofit in Pittsburgh—has been working with local developers over the past 18 months to get it off the ground.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is due to release his budget on Tuesday, and agencies that work with those with intellectual disabilities are among those hoping for more funds. 

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One of the proposals in Governor Cuomo's legislative agenda for 2017 is the decriminalization of marijuana. In his State of the State book presented to lawmakers, the governor says he'll propose a bill to amend current laws and remove what he says are the criminal penalties that too often result in the over-prosecution and jailing of non-violent individuals. 

Syracuse Declared A Sanctuary City

Jan 13, 2017
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Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner delivered her final State of the City speech Thursday evening. Miner, a Democrat, can’t run for re-election because of term limits. Her final speech before staff and the community, was part reflection, part forward looking, with an exclamation point on an issue she has championed for much of her term.

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