politics

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Democrats in upstate New York say they may be down from the losses they suffered in the 2016 election, but not out. Party officials hope the pushback to the Republican administration in Washington, D.C., will sweep local Democrats to victory later this year. 

Ben Allen, WITF

As President Donald Trump approaches 100 days in office, three midstate GOP congressmen are reminding conservatives they're not going to get everything on their wish list. Representatives Lou Barletta, Charlie Dent, and Scott Perry all spoke bluntly about the challenges ahead for Republicans. Congressman Charlie Dent is a leader of a group of moderates in Congress known as the Tuesday Group and he was the most direct. 

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A group that represents nonprofits in Pennsylvania is concerned about a move that could allow these kinds of organizations to endorse political candidates. President Donald Trump has pledged to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment. The amendment - in place since 1954 - bans nonprofits from endorsing or opposing a political candidate. 

Emma Lee, WHYY

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - The 2018 gubernatorial election is still well over a year away. But already, Republicans are announcing intentions to contest Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf's bid for reelection.

David Duprey / AP Photo

New York’s Democratic Congressional delegation is pressing a measure to prevent federal Medicaid funding cuts to the state.  

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Over a dozen county commissioners from Pennsylvania's northern tier are working to organize around an issue that directly impacts their constituents: natural gas drilling. 

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- One of Washington's most moderate Republicans, Pennsylvania Congressman Charlie Dent, has spent the last several weeks trying to urge his colleagues to compromise over healthcare. 

Mike Groll / AP Photo

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.

Trump Supporters Attempt To Flip The Script

Mar 6, 2017
Katie Meyer

(Harrisburg) -- It's a balmy thirty-five degrees and windy in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. But in a vacant lot off a busy road across the street from a TGI Fridays, a couple dozen flag-toting ralliers are undeterred.

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

 

In the past few presidential elections, rural voters have been shifting ever closer to Republicans. And in many of those areas, the GOP dominates local politics, too. Upstate New York is no different, outside of urban areas like Rochester and college towns like Ithaca, which tend to vote Democratic. 

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