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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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Karen DeWitt

(WRVO) While many state lawmakers were not in attendance at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s regional State of the State speeches, one person who is tagged along to all the six speeches, is state Republican Party Chair Ed Cox. 

Katie Meyer

(York County) -- Republican State Senator Scott Wagner is the first person to throw his hat into the 2018 race for governor.  He made the official announcement Wednesday at the York County headquarters of his trash hauling company. 

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(Harrisburg) -- As acting state Attorney General Bruce Beemer prepares to bow out of the office, one of the last loose ends from the Kathleen Kane administration has been tied up. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo saved his ethics proposals for the last stop of his State of the State tour in Albany, where he released a 10-point plan to address rampant corruption that has reached his own administration. 

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An expansion of industrial hemp farming was one of Governor Cuomo’s proposals Wednesday at his regional State of the State address in Syracuse. 

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(WBFO) At least one person in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts did not agree Monday when Governor Cuomo's State of the State message included a full-throated pitch for ridesharing, like Uber and Lyft.  Todd Vaarwerk, director of advocacy and public policy for the Western New York Independent Living Center, does not agree with the pitch, saying ridesharing companies do not allow access for people like him, the state's disabled community.

Governor Wants To Build The Empire State Trail

Jan 11, 2017

(WXXI) Governor Cuomo says he wants to start a legacy project in New York that our children, and our children's children would enjoy.

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(WXXI) Senator Kirstin Gillibrand says she will introduce a measure to stop the rollback of women’s health care. The New York Democrat plans to file an amendment to the federal budget that would take a stand against rolling back any attempt to take away benefits realized under the Affordable Care Act for women. 

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(WRVO) Following more than 15 years of federal and local lobbying efforts, the Harriet Tubman properties in Auburn have been established as a national historic park.

(Harrisburg) - Two to three hours. That's how long it takes to get through to one of Pennsylvania's UC call centers these days, following a funding dispute that resulted in the closure of centers in Altoona, Allentown, and Lancaster, and termination of more than 500 employees.


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