Government

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A state Senate committee has advanced an abortion bill that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks gestation, as opposed to the current 24 weeks.

PA Governor Renews Call For Natural Gas Tax

Feb 7, 2017
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Governor Tom Wolf is renewing his call for a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry. It was among his central campaign pledges three years ago, but so far he’s been unsuccessful getting it through the Republican-led legislature. In his annual budget address Tuesday, Wolf didn’t mention the tax at all– instead focusing on efforts to streamline government. 

What Do We Know About Governor Wolf's Budget?

Feb 7, 2017

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Late Tuesday morning, Governor Tom Wolf is scheduled to give an address that'll set the tone in the legislature for the rest of the fiscal year. That's right. It's budget time. 

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The New York Assembly moved Monday to establish New York as a sanctuary state, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the state Senate. Assembly Democrats are backing measures that would give the entire state sanctuary status for immigrants.

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Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles is writing a resolution to make the county a “sanctuary county."

Proposal Would Overturn Safe Act In Upstate New York

Feb 6, 2017
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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Republican State Senator Robert Ortt, whose district includes parts of Monroe County, says the New York SAFE Act hasn’t been living up to its name. 

PA Water Systems Will Fail...All Systems Do

Feb 4, 2017
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(Keystone Crossroads) The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority issued an advisory to nearly 100,000 city residents to boil water before using it. While PWSA found no contaminants, lower than normal levels of disinfection were found at a reservoir supplying much of the central and eastern parts of the city.

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - More than 200 protesters in Syracuse are calling on Sen. Charles Schumer to reject President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks. But some central New York Republicans said the president’s choices are fulfilling the promises he made on the campaign trail. 

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BINGHAMTON (WSKG) -- Broome County is putting more money and manpower into prosecuting welfare fraud.

Democratic County Executive Jason Garnar and District Attorney Steve Cornwell, a Republican, held a joint press conference Tuesday to announce they're devoting an assistant district attorney to prosecuting welfare fraud cases.

Matt Ryan, WMHT

ALBANY (WSKG) - Lawmakers grilled Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic development chair Wednesday at a budget hearing, as some of the programs are embroiled in a corruption scandal that’s led to charges against several former associates of the governor.

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