State governments

February 12, 2018 - 12:06 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for the homeless say there are more people living in shelters across New York state than ever before and they're calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do more to address the problem. Homeless New Yorkers will join state lawmakers and advocates Monday at the Capitol to bring...
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February 11, 2018 - 1:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, legislators in Albany are wrapping up a long series of hearings on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $168 billion state budget proposal. Only three more hearings are scheduled on the budget proposal, which lawmakers and Cuomo hope to approve by...
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February 11, 2018 - 1:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's legislative budget hearings are routinely marathon affairs — up to 13 hours. That gives New York some of the most drawn-out budget discussions in the nation. Some advocates are asking whether there's a better way. Despite similar grumbling over the years in...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, talks about his campaign at his headquarters in Mount Lebanon, Pa. A Pennsylvania congressional race offers an early test of Democrats’ and Republicans’ arguments over the new tax law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 10, 2018 - 12:03 pm
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare. Rick...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, talks about his campaign at his headquarters in Mount Lebanon, Pa. A Pennsylvania congressional race offers an early test of Democrats’ and Republicans’ arguments over the new tax law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 10, 2018 - 10:54 am
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare. Rick...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, talks about his campaign at his headquarters in Mount Lebanon, Pa. A Pennsylvania congressional race offers an early test of Democrats’ and Republicans’ arguments over the new tax law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 10, 2018 - 12:39 am
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare. Rick...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, front from left to right, Pennsylvania state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, state House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, state Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and state Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, lead a news conference after Republican leaders engineered passage of state budget, liquor privatization and pension bills, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they've agreed to a proposed new map of congressional districts to replace one thrown out last month. The top-ranking House and Senate leaders say their map "complies fully" with directions from the state Supreme Court. They're providing it to the Democratic governor, who has until Thursday to say if he supports it. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)
February 09, 2018 - 7:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said Friday they reached internal agreement on a proposed new map of the state's 18 congressional districts to replace the one thrown out last month. House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Garcia, the head of California's legislative women's caucus and a leading figure in the anti-sexual harassment movement is herself the subject of a sexual misconduct claim, Politico reported Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 09, 2018 - 6:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia — a leader in the #MeToo movement — took a voluntary unpaid leave of absence Friday amid an investigation into whether she groped a former legislative staff member in 2014. It's the latest claim against a lawmaker to go public. And...
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February 09, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of the government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Prosecutors say their main witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is...
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February 09, 2018 - 4:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A senior aide to a New York state senator has pleaded not guilty to felony domestic assault charges. Robert Nickol entered his plea Friday during an arraignment in Albany County Court. The 32-year-old is accused of injuring a woman by striking her leg with a television cord last...
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