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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- For years, the commonwealth has been purposely violating federal ID standards known as Real ID, which date back to 2005. But now, under threats from the federal government that Pennsylvanians will have to use passports to board domestic flights starting in 2018, lawmakers are advancing legislation to get in compliance.

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KEYSTONE CROSSROADS - The Department of Community and Economic Development oversees a wide array of state programs, from business and workforce development to tourism to Main Street improvements. DCED is also responsible for Act 47, the state's distressed cities program. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Pennsylvania's current budget has a $100 million hole state lawmakers intended to fill with some kind of gaming revenue. That money never came through. 

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Disability rights advocates say they are fed up with what they call a lack of response from Governor Cuomo. They want funding for services that help them stay in their communities, including money to pay home health care workers adequate wages. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- As in many states, revenues have been weak in Pennsylvania this fiscal year. In a budget hearing before the Senate, Revenue Secretary Eileen McNulty told the chamber that corporate income revenues have been particularly bad. They fell by almost 10 percent from last year.  

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Three days after a ransomware attack took the Pennsylvania Senate Democrats' computers hostage, the caucus still can't access its system or documents. Even without a computer, Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa put a positive spin on the situation.  

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - New York homeowners have complained about changes that were made to the STAR tax relief program last year. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Pennsylvania has long been notorious for its state-run liquor stores and old-fashioned restrictions on selling alcoholic beverages. But last year, the legislature passed its first meaningful liquor reform in decades. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Some Mohawk Valley lawmakers are trying to form a bipartisan alliance to more effectively advocate for their region in the state legislature.

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - As the pressure mounts on Republican members of Congress to hold town hall meetings, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has a message for those members of Congress from New York who have not held town halls in their districts. 

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