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This week on NYN: 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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Senator Ortt, George Maziarz indicted in Albany

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Ortt's wife accused of having no-show job

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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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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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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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Senators spar over budget resolutions

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The smallest faction in the divided State Senate, the Independent Democratic Conference, has been permitted by the ruling party Republicans to issue their own alternate spending plan. That has angered the rest of the Democrats.

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Post Preet Bharara Capitol may be weaker on ethics trangressions

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Now that Preet Bharara is no longer the US Attorney for the southern district of New York, some in Albany wonder who will now be investigating potential corruption?

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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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Discussion: Reproductive Health Rights in New York

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NIRH's Miller on Gorsuch, Roe v. Wade future

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Senate debate gets personal

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Tensions between opposing groups of Democrats in the Senate reached a flash point this week- over whose faction would be allowed to present their budget priorities for a floor debate, in an exchange that included some racially charged name calling.

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