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One week after the New York state legislature declared the 2017 session over, Governor Cuomo is commanding that lawmakers return for a special session at 1 pm Wednesday to deal with some unfinished business. 

Karen DeWitt

ALBANY (WSKG) - The New York State Education Department hearing on whether Carl Paladino should be removed from the Buffalo Board of Education for leaking private information from the board's executive sessions could conclude as early as Tuesday.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- State House and Senate Republicans are struggling for consensus on major budget components ahead of Friday's deadline. One of the big sticking points remains how far to go on expanded gambling, which is likely one of the primary sources of new revenue. 

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When the state legislative session ended on June 21, lawmakers left behind a lot of unfinished business, including ethics reform proposals made in light of the economic development scandal in the Cuomo administration.  

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ALBANY (WSKG) - Gov. Cuomo says the state legislature fell down on the job by leaving town without passing an extension of mayoral control for the New York City schools, and he has not ruled out calling them back for a special session. 

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - NYS officials say that they’ve reached a potential settlement with Charter Communications regarding the build-out of its cable network.

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ALBANY (WSKG) - The state Assembly and Senate adjourned for the year last night, without any deals on extending control of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s authority over the public school system, or the continuation of sales taxes in upstate and Long Island counties. Assembly Democrats have tied the two issues together in one bill, and Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle called it a basic concept. 

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 ALBANY (WSKG) - This year's state legislative session has produced no agreements on ethics reform, even though Albany is in the midst of a what some call a corruption crime wave. Capitol correspondent Karen DeWitt (who is recovering from a cold) spoke to longtime League of Women Voters lobbyist Barbara Bartoletti about the lack of action. 

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - House and Senate leaders are preparing to work through the weekend as they try to finish budget negotiations before their June 30th deadline. However, they still have little to say about their negotiations. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - State lawmakers have passed legislation that could provide financial relief for those affected by Lake Ontario flooding. The new bill was approved after weeks of debate between the state Senate and Assembly over how much to spend and whom should be be eligible.  

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