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Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Around 200 protesters demonstrated outside Rep. John Katko’s office in Syracuse Wednesday as well as a smaller number at Katko’s office in Auburn. Protesters are frustrated Katko will not hold a town hall to hear their concerns. 

Margaret J. Krauss

(Keystone Crossroads) Pennsylvania’s congressmen and senators are home this week for the district work period — regularly scheduled days when they leave D.C. to tackle constituent concerns. If representatives don't schedule town halls, sometimes constituents will.

PA Pension Director Says Lawmakers Should Pay More

Feb 23, 2017
Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- One of the big questions going into state budget negotiations is whether--after years of failed attempts--the legislature will address tens of billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities in its two biggest pension funds. 

Addison Dlott / WSKG News

ITHACA (WSKG) - Tompkins County says it will not help enforce federal immigration laws. A resolution passed last night by the county legislature establishes that refugees who come to Tompkins County will not be asked about their immigration status.

PA's GOP Preps For Fight Over New Revenues

Feb 22, 2017
Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - The state legislature has begun holding hearings on Governor Tom Wolf's $32.3 billion budget proposal.

Margaret Krauss

(Keystone Crossroads) Marian Spotts and her husband, Phil, rode a bus with other Trump supporters 350 miles from Erie County, to Washington, D.C. for Inauguration Day earlier this year. 

Hans Pennink / AP Photo

 

The New York Legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests, and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.  

Hans Pennink / AP Photo

  

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.

Charles Dharapak / AP Photo

NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Rep. Tom Reed was greeted by scores of boisterous protesters at town hall meetings in western New York.

Randy Gorbman / WXXI

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.

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