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Voters get a chance to decide in the fall whether the state should have a constitutional convention. Both legislative leaders, however, say they are against it.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A state senate committee has advanced a bill that would somewhat impede the governor from enacting "economically significant" resolutions. It defines an "economically significant" resolution as one that would earn or cost more than a million state dollars. 

President Trump's Tweets, Annotated

May 8, 2017


President Trump signed an executive order Thursday relaxing political restrictions on religious groups. Among other provisions, Trump directs the IRS to ease up on faith-based organizations who may have had their tax-exempt status threatened for supporting a particular candidate. NPR reporters annotate the order, adding context and analysis.

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ALBANY (WSKG) - Governor Andrew Cuomo took a swipe at President Trump’s recent tweet saying that the federal government needs a “good” shutdown. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The future of the much maligned gondola proposed for the New York State Fair is in flux. It’s a matter of money. 

Report Shows PA Revenues Down Across The Board

May 3, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The latest financial reports for the commonwealth don't contain much good news. With two months remaining in the fiscal year, the Department of Revenue is reporting a shortfall that has ballooned to more than a billion dollars--the worst budget gap since 2010.  

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A state House panel is considering a plan to help fill significant budget gaps that have been left open for gambling revenue. 

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At least four Pennsylvania cities are urging state Senators to reject a bill that would prevent municipalities from banning plastic shopping bags or imposing fees to curb their use. Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, York and Erie say that single-use plastic shopping bags are environmentally damaging, and increase waste-disposal costs for cities around the Commonwealth. 

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No more charges out of the second grand jury convened to investigate the near-bankruptcy of Pennsylvania’s capital city.