Government

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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per-year spending cap.

Citizens Budget Commission began scrutinizing state and city budgets in New York during the Great Depression in the 1930s. They were listening when Cuomo repeatedly said that his latest budget plan keeps total spending below 2 percent for the seventh year in a row. Cuomo outlined the numbers during a budget briefing on Jan. 17.

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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) - New York's attorney general is encouraging state residents to test their internet speeds and let his office know if they are not living up to the performance promised by their internet provider.

PA Senator Toomey Holds Last-Minute phone town hall

Feb 17, 2017
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Harrisburg (WSKG) -- After weeks of constituents demanding more access, Pennsylvania US Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican, held an over-the-phone town hall Thursday afternoon. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Among Governor Tom Wolf's spending cut proposals for the next fiscal year is a provision to slash $100 million of tax credits. It's still not clear who exactly would be impacted by those cuts. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Representatives from Pennsylvania's largest supplier of workers' compensation insurance say some insurers are taking advantage of the system, and they're ill-equipped to stop it.  

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The state House is considering a bill that would change prescription drug rules for patients in Pennsylvania's workers' compensation program. 

Trump Meets Netanyahu, Annotated

Feb 15, 2017

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- With Pennsylvania facing a multi-billion-dollar structural deficit and legislative majorities firmly against broad-based tax increases, Governor Tom Wolf has resorted to some creative money management in his 2017-18 budget proposal. 

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The leader of the Senate Republicans said he’s against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to require local governments in each county to offer government consolidation plans to go before voters in November. 

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