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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The state legislature may be away for the week, but that hasn't kept the Capitol free of controversy. Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack is currently under investigation for mistreating his staff and security detail.

Schumer Backs President Trump On Syrian Strike

Apr 11, 2017
Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) is standing behind President Donald Trump's missile strike of a Syrian air base last week that was believed to be used for a chemical weapons attack in which innocent Syrian citizens were killed. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The House GOP-led budget proposal--which passed on to the Senate last week--has drawn criticism from legislative Democrats, and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf for its austere tax cuts. 

Karen DeWitt

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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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- State lawmakers are making progress on next year's budget, with about three months to go before their deadline. But it's still a legislature prone to deadlock, so state Treasurer Joe Torsella is making preparations for a potential impasse. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The commonwealth's Independent Fiscal Office has released a study on whether Governor Tom Wolf's proposed revenues for next year's budget are realistic.

Tax Credit Turns NY’s Historic Buildings Into Assets

Apr 7, 2017
Gabe Altieri / WSKG

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Over the last four years, the New York State and federal rehabilitation tax credit program has spurred $3 billion of investment in historic commercial properties. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York State led the nation in the number of completed historic building revitalization projects using the tax credits. 

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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.

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The centerpiece of Governor Tom Wolf's 2017-18 budget proposal is an ambitious plan to consolidate four major state agencies: the departments of Human Services, Health, Aging, and Drugs and Alcohol. 

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