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Supporters of legal services for the poor find a novel way to gain attention

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Supporters of spending for public defense for the poor came up with one way- a wheel of fortune style game staged right in the middle of the action.

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PODCAST: Rich Funke on politics, sports and the media

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Ex-journalist now a state senator.

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Cuomo warns against "dramatic" increases in state budget

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Governor Cuomo is warning that the state might not be able to add more money for schools this year, because of uncertainties in Washington over federal funding.

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Budget due March 31

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Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders plan to meet all week, but no agreements are finalized yet on a state budget that’s due on Friday.

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Health care drama; More Indictments

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Cuomo spars with Collins, Faso.

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Cuomo, legislative leaders predict that even after the budget is done, there will be more work to do

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Many proposals in Washington right now including the changes to the Affordable Health Care Act, could mean multi-billion dollar budget gaps for New York State.

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PODCAST: WNY politics in the spotlight

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Collins, Ortt and Maziarz, Oh my!

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Ethics reform fades as another lawmaker is indicted

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Another sitting state legislator, Rob Ortt, has been indicted, along with the person who held the Western New York Senate seat before him, George Maziarz – on corruption charges. The indictments come as ethics reform proposals in the state budget are faltering.

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Cuomo threatens to sue over Collins- Faso provision in the ACA

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Governor Cuomo says he’s considering suing the federal government over an amendment to the health care act proposed by two New York Congressman, saying it may violate state sovereignty.

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Senate leader standing by indicted Senator Ortt for now

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The leader of the State Senate says indicted GOP member Rob Ortt is staying on, for now, to help work on the upcoming state budget vote and other issues.

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Senator Ortt, George Maziarz indicted in Albany

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Ortt's wife accused of having no-show job

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New push to tax New York's wealthiest

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Proponents of raising taxes on New York’s wealthiest say they have a new impetus to increase the state’s revenue- the continued bad news from Washington about deep federal cuts to health care and other areas.

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Cuomo says Collins- Faso health care provision tells New York to "drop dead"

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A provision to shift Medicaid health care costs in New York from counties to the state as part of the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act by Congress is meeting with a cool reception from state leaders.

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Groups make pitch as budget deadline fast approaches

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

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WMHT to Host A Town Hall with Congressman John Faso

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WMHT will host a Town Hall with Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 8-9pm

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