Trump Pitches His Tax Plan To PA Truckers

Oct 12, 2017
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MIDDLETOWN, PA (WSKG) -- President Donald Trump took to the midstate to pitch his tax plan to a cheering crowd of blue-collar workers and conservative Pennsylvania politicians. 

He's selling the proposal as one that would boost the middle class and small businesses -- though many opponents say it would be a better deal for the rich. 

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ALBANY (WSKG) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is more prominent on the national stage these days, leading some to wonder whether he is running for president.


In Cuomo’s first term as governor, he made a point of never leaving the state, even taking vacations within its borders, saying the state is so beautiful that he never needed to leave it. He discouraged any talk of seeking higher office.

Lately, though, that has changed.

New York’s Democratic lawmakers are vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul proposal, perhaps even in court.

Meanwhile, a think tank’s analysis finds some middle-class New Yorkers could save a small amount of money under the income tax portion of the plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the tax overhaul plan and the proposal to eliminate state and local tax deductions from federal income taxes would be “devastating” to New York.

“It is a tax increase plan,” Cuomo said Thursday on Long Island. “Period.”

Cuomo said he might sue.

WATCH: Trump Addresses The U.N. General Assembly

Sep 19, 2017
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President Donald Trump today delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, an address offered some insight into how the “America first” candidate will handle the international body he frequently criticized during his campaign.


ALBANY (WSKG) - While a new poll finds New Yorkers would like Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be a “national leader” challenging the policies of President Donald Trump’s administration, Cuomo seldom actually mentions the president by name.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. 

Senior New York Prosecutor Fired 'After Refusing Trump Call'

Jun 12, 2017
The BBC World Service

A former leading federal prosecutor in New York has revealed he was sacked by Donald Trump after receiving several unusual phone calls from him.

Preet Bharara told ABC News' This Week he felt the calls from Mr Trump had crossed the usual boundary separating the executive branch and independent criminal investigators. Mr Bharara said he had been fired after refusing to take a third call. The White House did not immediately respond to Mr Bharara's comments. 

WATCH: Comey Testimony - PBS Video, NPR Annotated

Jun 8, 2017

ALBANY (WSKG) - The outgoing chancellor of New York’s state university system said President Donald Trump’s budget, if enacted, would seriously hamper the chances for many of New York’s young people to attend college. 

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ALBANY (WKSG) - President Donald Trump, who’s never been very popular in New York, has reached an all-time low in the opinions of voters, according to a new poll.

Trump Budget Worries Governor, Some Republicans

May 26, 2017
Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sharply critical of President Donald Trump's proposed budget. The $4.1 trillion spending plan calls for steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individuals to balance the federal government's books over the next decade. 

Ben Allen / WITF

Pennsylvania's two US Senators have very different reactions to reports thatPresident Donald Trump told Russian officials highly classified information. Democrat Bob Casey is highly critical, while Republican Pat Toomey is in a wait-and-see mode. Soon after the report was first published by the Washington Post, a post on Casey's twitter account said President Trump's carelessness with classified information is endangering crucial intelligence. 

Ellen Abbott, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Monday night, 130 people were allowed in to what Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) labeled a town hall event, televised live by CNY Central’s NBC3/CBS5 television stations last night. 

The Trump Resistance Works To Find Its Feet In PA

May 16, 2017
Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- On a rainy Saturday afternoon, a group of about 50 activists are gathered in a conference room in Harrisburg. 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - CNY Solidarity protesters are demanding Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) vote to release President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Protesters like Jonah Minkoff-Zern waited outside for Katko at a Wednesday event in Syracuse. 

F&M Poll Shows President Holding Steady In PA

May 11, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A new poll shows President Donald Trump's approval ratings in Pennsylvania have stayed fairly stable since he took office five months ago--a trend that is reflected nationwide. 

President Trump's Tweets, Annotated

May 8, 2017


President Trump signed an executive order Thursday relaxing political restrictions on religious groups. Among other provisions, Trump directs the IRS to ease up on faith-based organizations who may have had their tax-exempt status threatened for supporting a particular candidate. NPR reporters annotate the order, adding context and analysis.

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Central New Yorkers rang in President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office in starkly different rallies in Syracuse this weekend. The two events Saturday were only a few miles away, but the political distance between the two groups seemed much farther. 

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- President Donald Trump held a rally in Harrisburg for his hundredth day in office, fresh off a frustrating week in Washington. 

COATESVILLE, PA (PBS NewsHour) — Vonie Long thought his coworkers would have a different reaction to Donald Trump. It was June of 2016, and Long, on a break from his job at a steel mill in southeastern Pennsylvania, listened on the radio as Trump gave an economic speech at an aluminum plant on the other side of the state, in front of a backdrop of crushed scrap metal that critics quickly dubbed a “wall of garbage.” 

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This past weekend, President Donald Trump marked his 100 days in office at a rally in Harrisburg. As part of our occasional series, "I Voted Trump," Keystone Crossroads checked in with Trump supporters across the state to see whether their views have changed. 

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President Donald Trump’s tax cut plan is so far just a one-page outline, but it’s already raising some red flags for New York’s political leaders. 

Katko Weighs In On Trump's First 100 Days

Apr 27, 2017
Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - It’s become traditional to measure a president’s first 100 days in office. For President Donald Trump, that milestone occurs on Saturday. Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) says he isn’t ready to grade the president, but he does have some thoughts about how Trump has been doing. 

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Several New York state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that they say would force President Donald Trump to make his state tax returns public. 

President Trump's First 100 Days, Annotated

Apr 24, 2017

Before his election, back in October, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump laid out a 100 Day Action Plan. He called it his Contract With The American Voter

The Senate Judiciary Committee resumes a confirmation hearing for President Trump's nominee to the US Supreme Court. However, NPR and WSQX Radio will not offer live coverage.  The NPR Politics team blogged the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings. Their blog included streaming video, posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents:




PA Senator Toomey Holds Last-Minute phone town hall

Feb 17, 2017
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Harrisburg (WSKG) -- After weeks of constituents demanding more access, Pennsylvania US Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican, held an over-the-phone town hall Thursday afternoon.