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NY Senate Democrats Confident About Winning Skelos Seat

New York Senate Democrats are optimistic about their chances for winning a special election in April to replace convicted ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos.
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New York’s presidential primary may be a long way away, but some of the issues resonating in New Hampshire are important to people in upstate New York as well. 

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(WRVO) The State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) are drawing criticism from Gov. Andrew Cuomo for their administrative salaries. Some of the highest-paid employees at the publicly funded universities earn more than $400,000, at the same time that tuition is rising. 

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The state is trying to end a practice that can leave patients with bills running into the tens of thousands of dollars. Let's say you go to an in-network hospital or clinic. You might expect to pay your co-pay and little else.

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New York Senate Democrats are optimistic about their chances for winning a special election in April to replace convicted ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos.

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors met last month in Washington, D.C. Mayors from cities with more than 30,000 residents gathered to trade ideas, network and propose opportunities for collaboration.

Jessica Kourkounis

In Pittsburgh, housing is a matter of paradoxes: affordable housing advocates point to a shortage of units accessible to low-income renters while all around the city houses worth very little stand vacant. Mayor Bill Peduto wants to address both the dilapidated structures and the dearth of affordable housing in one initiative, using federal Section 8 funds to fix up vacant homes and provide mortgages to families that would otherwise be renting in a rising market. 

University City District

Ah, fresh snowfall. It's magical, isn't it? The whole world is covered in white powder, drivers have to slow down (or stop driving entirely) and life stands still for a brief moment. If you live in a city, that moment is especially brief. Before you know it, the snow is packed down with footprints and tire tracks, and it turns gray and even black from the traffic.


(WXXI) Before this week, President of Seneca White Deer Dennis Money could be heard referring to the abundance of the animals at the Seneca Army Depot. He spoke of as many as two hundred of the rare deer in the area, not albino, just expressing a regressive white gene.

Fund Fight: Transportation Vs. Troopers

Feb 5, 2016
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Two years after state lawmakers voted to hike driver fees and let the gas tax increase to pay for roads and bridges, they're facing a shortfall in available money for construction projects. Trade groups say the top culprit is the diversion of dedicated transportation funds into the Pennsylvania State Police budget.

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Landowners in Susquehanna County prepared for a last-minute confrontation with tree-felling crews who were expected to begin clearing forest on Friday to make way for the planned Constitution Pipeline to take natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale into New York State.


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