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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

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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. 

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