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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. 

Upstate Population Losses Drag Down New York's Total

Mar 24, 2017
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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that New York's statewide population fell for the first time in a decade, largely a result of upstate population losses outpacing the gains made downstate. 

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Another sitting state legislator, Sen. Rob Ortt, has been indicted on corruption charges, along with George Maziarz, who held the western New York Senate seat before him.  

As negotiations on the state budget head toward an April 1, advocates for more spending on infrastructure are keeping up the pressure on lawmakers in Albany.

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The next two weeks at the New York State Capitol are going to be very busy as lawmakers face the deadline for a new budget. Several issues remain unresolved.

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Despite receiving an invitation, Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) did not attend a town hall in Syracuse on Saturday organized by the CNY Solidarity coalition. Those who did attend are urging the central New York Republican to oppose the actions of President Donald Trump’s administration. 

Karen DeWitt

ALBANY (WSKG) - Tensions between opposing groups of Democrats in the New York State Senate reached a flash point this week -- over whose faction would be allowed to present their budget priorities for a floor debate. The dispute resulted in an exchange that included some racially charged name calling. 

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The smallest faction in the divided New York State Senate, the Independent Democratic Conference, has been permitted by the ruling party Republicans to issue its own alternate spending plan. That has angered the rest of the Democrats.

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The Senate and Assembly will release their one-house budgets early this week, as the March 31 deadline for a new spending plan draws near. They’ve already given some hints as to what the plans will include.

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Some Mohawk Valley lawmakers are trying to form a bipartisan alliance to more effectively advocate for their region in the state legislature.

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