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NY State Lawmakers Push For Law To Release Trump's Tax Returns

Several New York state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that they say would force President Donald Trump to make his state tax returns public.

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Water levels continue rising along the southern shore of Lake Ontario. And while it’s unclear if Plan 2014 -- an initiative that changed the way water levels on the lake are controlled -- is responsible for the flooding, it’s put the controversial plan under the microscope. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- With the July budget deadline beginning to creep up, the state legislature is entering its busy season. Several component parts of what will eventually be next year's fiscal plan are under construction, and sticking points are already surfacing--even within the House and Senate's Republican majorities. 

The body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12.

At first, clues led authorities to believe she had committed suicide: There appeared to be no signs of trauma on her body, she was fully clothed and there were no obvious signs that a crime had taken place.

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New York State lawmakers are due back at the Capitol Monday following a two week break. The Senate and Assembly are scheduled to meet for around two more months. 

SYRACUSE (WRVO/WXXI) - Residents who live along the shoreline of Lake Ontario have been trying to stay ahead of rising water levels that are threatening their properties. 

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State Of Emergency Declared Along Lake Ontario

Apr 21, 2017
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ROCHESTER (Great Lakes Today) - Rising levels on Lake Ontario have prompted officials in counties near Buffalo and Rochester to declare a state of emergency. Officials said they expect higher than normal water levels over the next few days and into the weekend -- with a possibility of flooding. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo has updated coverage guidelines for infertility treatment that could be especially significant for single women and same sex couples. A letter sent to insurance companies clarifies that all patients – regardless of sexual orientation, marital status or gender identity - are entitled to infertility treatment coverage.

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ALBANY (WSKG) - Environmental advocates say that New York state officials could do a better job of cleaning up pollution sites caused by the fossil fuels industry that they say in some cases, have dragged on for decades. Cuomo’s environmental aides defend their record. 

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A new proposal by state senate Republican leaders takes aim at an ongoing legal challenge to coal mining in a western Pennsylvania state park. The case, brought three years ago by the Center for Coalfield Justice and Pennsylvania Sierra Club, challenges the legality of Consol Energy’s 3,000-acre Bailey Mine extension. 

PA House Takes Another Crack At Charter Schools

Apr 21, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The state legislature is returning to one of its toughest recurring issues--charter school reform. Among the provisions laid out in the latest omnibus proposal to get onto the House floor are a standardized application process for schools seeking charters, more consistent school performance rubrics, and an extension of the charter review period from five to ten years.

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