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A faction of breakaway Democrats known as the Independent Democratic Conference has been in the news lately for receiving stipend payments for chairing committees that the Senators in fact did not chair. Here’s a look at the history of this power-brokering group of senators and what may be in store for its future.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed Tuesday to help defeat the state’s Republican members of the House of Representatives when they are up for election next year.

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A new poll finds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is at his highest approval rating in three years. 

Mango Stakes Out Conservative Outsider Territory

May 19, 2017
Paul Mango for Govenor

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Paul Mango, a health care consultant running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, has so far kept an extremely low profile. Mango still hasn't granted any media interviews. But speeches at his official campaign announcement events have shed a little light on the man who, at this stage, is a political unknown. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - While the town hall went on inside, protesters vented their frustrations about Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) outside the venue at Onondaga Community College. The rally organized by CNY Solidarity, objected to the rules and random selection of audience members at the town hall. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Governor Tom Wolf is working to make the case for his reelection. The first-term Democrat gave a keynote speech Monday morning at a breakfast event attended by lawmakers and business leaders from around the region. He took the opportunity to set himself apart from the corruption fears that have lately plagued Washington. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- When Philadelphia hosted the Democratic National Convention last summer, the commonwealth donated a $10 million taxpayer-funded grant to help finance it. 

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A new online ad featuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo and promoting tolerance has once again fueled talk that New York’s governor may be planning a presidential run. There are some questions, though, about the ad and its donors. 

The ad, which for now is only running online, features Cuomo and several well-known actors, including Steve Buscemi and Whoopi Goldberg. All claim to be something other than they actually are to promote the message of unity and tolerance in a diverse state.

“As a New Yorker, I am black,” Cuomo says in the ad.

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GETTYSBURG (WSKG) -- Every ten years, states redraw their legislative districts based on new census data. And in Pennsylvania, that invariably means both parties trying to leverage the process to get a partisan advantage. 

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Democrats in the state Senate remain hopeful that they will regain the numerical majority and control of the chamber after a special election is held later this month.

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