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Reed Confronts Jeers At Town Hall Meetings

NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Rep. Tom Reed was greeted by scores of boisterous protesters at town hall meetings in western New York.

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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per-year spending cap.

Citizens Budget Commission began scrutinizing state and city budgets in New York during the Great Depression in the 1930s. They were listening when Cuomo repeatedly said that his latest budget plan keeps total spending below 2 percent for the seventh year in a row. Cuomo outlined the numbers during a budget briefing on Jan. 17.

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NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Rep. Tom Reed was greeted by scores of boisterous protesters at town hall meetings in western New York.

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Computer users get daily warnings about the vulnerability of their personal data or their own identities if their device is not secure. But for those who use a medical device such as an insulin pump, hacking threats could be a matter of life and death. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - New York's attorney general is encouraging state residents to test their internet speeds and let his office know if they are not living up to the performance promised by their internet provider.

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Municipalities across New York State are expected to be paying more in energy costs because of the state's nuclear subsidies. That is according to a report from the Alliance for a Green Economy, which opposes the nuclear subsidies. 

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Representative Garth Everett has called himself as a “sometimes marathoner” who is in it for the long haul. He’s now on his third attempt to pass legislation ensuring Pennsylvania landowners are paid a minimum royalty for natural gas development. 

PA Senator Toomey Holds Last-Minute phone town hall

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Harrisburg (WSKG) -- After weeks of constituents demanding more access, Pennsylvania US Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican, held an over-the-phone town hall Thursday afternoon. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Among Governor Tom Wolf's spending cut proposals for the next fiscal year is a provision to slash $100 million of tax credits. It's still not clear who exactly would be impacted by those cuts. 

Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reporting a flurry of illegal crossings into Canada in recent months. Officials say Quebec province has seen the highest influx of people seeking asylum, with many crossing in snowy, remote areas in northern New York.

One illegal crossing area that has become particularly popular among immigrants is in Champlain, N.Y., in the northeast corner of the state.

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Thousands of people were expected to take part in protests across the country today in response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration. 

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