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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State lawmakers expect to vote this week on a bill to require Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry to pay fees for state and local government programs. A joint House-Senate conference committee approved the bill...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Legislature will consider taxes at its next public hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget. The legislative hearings will look at a few measures to raise taxes on loose tobacco and on cigars proposed by...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York officials are warning people about a lottery scam involving phony checks that appear to have been issued by the state. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (dee-NAP'-oh-lee) says scammers are sending out letters telling...
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continues to advocate for a pay raise for state lawmakers, who have seen their salaries frozen since 1999. The last time state legislators raised their base pay, to $79,500, was over a dozen years ago.  Lately,...
A coalition of labor unions, religious groups, and others are urging Governor Cuomo and the legislature to close what they say are loopholes in the law that protect large corporations from paying their fair share of taxes. Ron Deutsch, with New...
     ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State Inspector General Ellen Biben who served in several roles for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was appointed Thursday to police ethics in the Cuomo administration and the Legislature and to regulate lobbying....