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(Harrisburg) - A midstate Congressman plans to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate later today. Campaign spokesman Jon Anzur tells The Associated Press Republican Lou Barletta is slated to release a video announcing his run for the Senate seat held by two-term Democrat Bob Casey.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State biologists are holding public meetings around the state about trout stream management. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the New York Air National Guard was being sent to Texas and Louisiana to assist with flooding from Hurricane Harvey. 

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Greek yogurt giant Chobani is suing right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's main economic development engine for New York no longer has a provision that requires participating businesses to report how many jobs they've created.

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ALBANY (AP) — Here's a look at key items in New York's new $153 billion state budget, approved Sunday night, after the New York Senate approved the spending plan (the Assembly voted on Saturday): 

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ALBANY (AP) — The speaker of the New York state Assembly floated a deal Thursday that he said could end the ongoing state budget stalemate, though it remains to be seen whether it will be accepted by the Senate. 

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ALBANY (AP) — New York State budget talks collapsed Wednesday night after members of the Senate left the Capitol, with lawmakers from both parties blaming Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for scuttling negotiations over the spending plan, now several days late.

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ALBANY (AP) — Upstate Uber, increased tuition assistance and more money for schools are just a few of the items in the new state budget poised for passage in the New York Legislature. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will avoid a government shutdown after lawmakers approved a two-month stopgap spending plan. 

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ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a two-month extension of the last state budget to prevent a government shutdown after he and state lawmakers on Sunday failed to reach agreement on a new spending plan. 

UPDATED: New York's Travel Bans Lifted, Advisory Still In Place

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UPDATE (4:29 p.m) Governor Cuomo has lifted all travel and tractor trailer restrictions on roadways across New York State. The tractor trailer bans on the New York State Thruway, I-81, I-86/Rt. 17, I-87 from Albany to the Canadian border and I-88 will be lifted effective immediately. The Broome County travel ban has also been lifted. 

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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) - The National Women's Hall of Fame has chosen 10 women to be inducted this year. The class of 2017 was announced Tuesday in Seneca Falls, the site of the first women's rights convention, where the hall is located.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is offering local governments guidance on how they can put laws and policies in place to limit their participation in federal immigration enforcement activities under the Trump administration. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make registering to vote and voting easier for state residents. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Problem gamblers in New York can now receive in-patient care at six state-run addiction treatment centers. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers will again face a proposal this year to lift the statute of limitations on sex abuse crimes. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents. 


(WRVO) New York lawmakers are returning to Albany this week to begin their work for 2017. This year's agenda includes proposals to modernize the state's voting rules, address government corruption and permit the ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft to expand upstate.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled plans to shake up next year's State of the State address and take the annual speech out on the road to several regions across the state. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Talk of a special holiday session focused on legislative pay appears to be over. 

Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed is defending president-elect Donald Trump's recent picks of people with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street for his Cabinet. 

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Former Republican state lawmaker John Faso has defeated progressive champion Zephyr Teachout, allowing the GOP to hang on to a hotly contested open House seat in upstate New York. 

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(WXXI News) New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says bid-rigging allegations related to Governor Andrew Cuomo's economic development programs show stronger oversight is needed. 

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(AP) New York state gambling regulators have formally awarded a casino license to Tioga Downs, a racetrack and electronic gambling facility in the state's Southern Tier.

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The New York State Education Department has hired a chief privacy officer to protect student and teacher data. Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced the appointment of Temitope Akinyemi on Wednesday.

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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — A popular state-owned beach in the southern Adirondacks is closed for the second time in less than a week because of high levels of bacteria.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday evening that it has closed Lake George Beach due to coliform counts that exceed health department guidelines.

The DEC says it's also closing all waters in the area known as Dog Beach, located just west of what's also known as Million Dollar Beach.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has reached a settlement requiring a Buffalo-based insurer to pay thousands of improperly denied claims for outpatient psychotherapy and nutritional counseling for eating disorders.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says investigators found more than $1.6 million in wrongful insurance denials by HealthNow, New York Inc., which covers more than 573,000 New Yorkers.

Schneiderman says insurers have legal obligations to provide the same level of care for behavioral problems as other ailments.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says state Attorney General Kathleen Kane made the right decision to resign in the wake of her perjury conviction in a grand jury leak case.