Government

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Tomorrow is the deadline in most communities to challenge your property assessment. Tuesday, May 23 is known as "Grievance Day" in New York, the last day home and business owners can file a grievance with their local assessor if they think their property has been assessed at an unfair value. 

Karen DeWitt

ALBANY (WSKG) - There are reports that state senators who received payments for chairing committees that they actually did not chair are now under a probe by the state attorney general and at least one U.S. attorney. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Dozens of activists are marching from Philadelphia to Harrisburg to demand lawmakers enact three government reform bills. 

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- At the behest of Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and top Republicans, the state Auditor General is launching a formal review of how the Democratic National Convention's host committee spent state money. 

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Several state lawmakers are planning to introduce a package of proposals that would allow the state Office of the Attorney General to prosecute local officials for corruption. 

Karen DeWitt

ALBANY (WSKG) - The leader of the state Senate Independent Democratic Conference for the first time publicly answered questions from the media about news stories that some of his members received stipends for committee chair positions that they do not actually hold.

Ben Allen / WITF

Pennsylvania's two US Senators have very different reactions to reports thatPresident Donald Trump told Russian officials highly classified information. Democrat Bob Casey is highly critical, while Republican Pat Toomey is in a wait-and-see mode. Soon after the report was first published by the Washington Post, a post on Casey's twitter account said President Trump's carelessness with classified information is endangering crucial intelligence. 

Furloughed PA Employees Returning To State Jobs

May 17, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The first wave of employees has been called back to work in the state's unemployment compensation call centers, with more follow next week.  

Ellen Abbott, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Monday night, 130 people were allowed in to what Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) labeled a town hall event, televised live by CNY Central’s NBC3/CBS5 television stations last night. 

Karen DeWitt

ALBANY (WSKG) - There are calls for a criminal investigation of some questionable stipend payments to some New York state senators. One of the senators who received those payments is giving it back, while another is calling the controversy a “witch hunt.”  

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