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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - House and Senate leaders are preparing to work through the weekend as they try to finish budget negotiations before their June 30th deadline. However, they still have little to say about their negotiations. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - According to Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, he and other Democrats haven't so far been party to many of the budget negotiations that are heating up in the Capitol. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The Republican majority leaders of Pennsylvania's House and Senate say they're determined to put together a budget without raising taxes. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Mary Elizabeth Lawn is a Democrat living in Pennsylvania's notoriously sprawling 7th congressional district. It's a fairly safe district for Republicans, and Lawn is concerned that the way its lines are drawn makes her vote count less. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- With a little over two weeks until the state budget is due, House and Senate Republicans have been holding closed meetings to hash out details. Few concrete plans are available, but GOP leaders say they're on roughly the same page on spending. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A contentious bill to prohibit municipalities from taxing or banning plastic bags has passed the legislature, and now faces a potential veto at the hands of Democratic Governor Tom Wolf. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A group of legislative Democrats are pushing no fewer than twelve bills on voter registration in the House and Senate. They would model expanded voting and voter registration in Pennsylvania after reforms already done in other states. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Legislation's being introduced in the Senate this week to change how Pennsylvania elects its lieutenant governor. It was prompted by a scandal that hit Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack recently, which called attention to an apparent rift between himself and Governor Tom Wolf. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Pennsylvania's two top fiscal officers sent out a strongly worded letter to legislators and the governor Wednesday, warning them that the commonwealth's finances are dangerously strained. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- GOP lawmakers and the Wolf administration have renewed their sparring over state government regulation, butting heads on environmental rules. 

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