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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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After failing to pass a natural gas severance tax for the last two years, Governor Tom Wolf is hoping this year, the legislature will get on board with his proposal. Following an event at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia Tuesday evening, Wolf said he plans to ask for a tax on Marcellus Shale drillers during his 2017/2018 fiscal year budget address next month. However, he was mum on the details, which he said are still being worked out with legislators and the natural gas industry.

Lindsey Lazarski, WHYY

(Keystone Crossroads) More than 2,500 municipalities and 67 counties just released their budgets for the upcoming year. So what are the trends? What rises to the top? It's tough to say in any kind of comprehensive, precise way or because, well, Pa.'s governance is really fragmented. 

Politicians On The Loose At PA Farm Show

Jan 11, 2017

The 101st annual Pennsylvania Farm Show is in full swing this week, and inside the mazelike farm show complex in Harrisburg it's business as usual.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing a plan that he says could cut property taxes in New York — by requiring county leaders to develop a cost-cutting plan and letting voters decide whether it’s a good idea.

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Broome County Executive Jason Garnar today officially called the area’s opioid epidemic a “public health emergency.” 

Ellen Abbott, WRVO

(WRVO) Some central New Yorkers are urging Congress to reject some of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. They brought their message to the Federal Building during a protest in Syracuse Monday. 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

Gov. Andrew Cuomo brings his State of the State speech across the state this week, with a scheduled stop in Syracuse on Wednesday. He’s expected to use these speeches to outline his agenda for the year, as well as announce local programs and initiatives. But while Cuomo is promoting his agenda, one Senate Republican has ideas of his own. 

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Eight townships or boroughs along or close to the route in Delaware and Chester Counties have published resolutions or proclamations as recently as December saying their residents would be vulnerable to releases of toxic and flammable gases if there was a leak or explosion.

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(Keystone Crossroads) Pennsylvania needs significant infrastructure updates. President-elect Donald Trump has proposed $1 trillion worth of work to improve the country’s airports, bridges, and roads, all funded by private investors.   

PA Enviro Groups Join Forces To Increase Advocacy

Jan 10, 2017
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Two of Pennsylvania’s leading environmental groups are forming a new strategic alliance in response to what they call an “unprecedented anti-environmental political climate at the federal and state levels.” PennFuture and the Conservation Voters of PA will combine policy, advocacy, and legal resources to mobilize voters around environmental issues and hold lawmakers accountable. 

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