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Deals on some issues tied to the state budget are coming together as lawmakers rush to meet the budget deadline. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The Wolf administration is gearing up to launch one of the most ambitious parts of its proposed 2017-18 budget--consolidating four of the state's biggest health agencies.

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With lawmakers in Albany preoccupied with getting the budget done by week’s end, groups have to get creative to gain attention. 

PA Lawmakers Launch More Gaming Expansion Plans

Mar 29, 2017

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- As they search for revenues to patch budget holes and ease a multi-billion structural deficit, state lawmakers have turned time and again to the gambling industry for some cash.

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KEYSTONE CROSSROADS - State legislators are again discussing bills that would make it easier to sue municipalities over local firearms ordinances that conflict with Pennsylvania law. The measures would require courts to award plaintiffs legal fees, even if they lose the case. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning that the state might not be able to add more money for schools this year because of uncertainties in Washington over federal funding.*

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- One of Washington's most moderate Republicans, Pennsylvania Congressman Charlie Dent, has spent the last several weeks trying to urge his colleagues to compromise over healthcare. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders plan to meet all week, but no agreements are finalized yet on a state budget that’s due Friday. 

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Several proposals in Washington, including the changes to the Affordable Care Act, could mean multi-billion-dollar budget gaps for New York state. 

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ALBANY (WSKG) - The leader of the state Senate said an indicted Republican senator is staying on for now to help work on the upcoming state budget vote and other issues. 

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