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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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One of the proposals in Governor Cuomo's legislative agenda for 2017 is the decriminalization of marijuana. In his State of the State book presented to lawmakers, the governor says he'll propose a bill to amend current laws and remove what he says are the criminal penalties that too often result in the over-prosecution and jailing of non-violent individuals. 

Katie Meyer

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf is taking another step in the quest to cut state spending, in the face of a burgeoning deficit and a GOP-led legislature firmly opposed to raising taxes. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ended his six-city State of the State tour, speaking for nine hours total, according to his estimates, and traveling over 1,200 miles — with one emergency helicopter landing thrown in for good measure. 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

(WRVO) In his State of the State speech in Syracuse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that planning for Interstate-81 reconstruction in downtown Syracuse will once again include studies of the tunnel and depressed highway options. Those are two options that the state Department of Transportation previously eliminated. 

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. 

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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. 

(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.

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. 

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