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Federal judiciary feeling budget pain

The federal judiciary this week, citing the nation’s fiscal condition, asked a congressional subcommittee for its smallest funding increase on record. For fiscal 2012, the judiciary seeks $7.3 billion in appropriations ...

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Lippman: Cuts to greatly impact courts, public

The state’s court system is facing massive layoffs as it struggles to reduce its 2011-12 budget by $170 million. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, in a video to employees this week, warned the consequences of the cuts will not only harm court operations, but will also be felt heavily by the public.

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GOP seeks 1-week extension as gov’t shutdown looms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top Democrat on Capitol Hill on Thursday blamed a threatened government shutdown on House Speaker John Boehner's insistence on keeping conservative policy prescriptions for the environment and abortion in a funding bill that must be passed by midnight Friday.

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What’s the future of public broadcasting?

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted to stop National Public Radio (NPR) from receiving federal funds and to keep stations from using federal funds to purchase NPR programming or to use federal funds to develop new programs. Such programming is heard on several stations in the greater Rochester area, including WXXI (AM 1370) and includes such widely heard programs as “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Marketplace,” “Car Talk” and “The Dianne Rehm Show.”

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Defender’s report stresses challenges in ’11

Monroe County Public Defender Tim Donaher submitted the office’s 2010 Annual Report to the Monroe County Legislature this week. Donaher stressed that 2011 will be a challenging year for the Public Defender’s Office and the county.

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State judiciary tightening its belt further

The state judiciary is taking steps to trim another $100 million from its proposed 2011-12 budget. Savings, according to Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, will be realized through “continued reductions in the court system’s work force including a hard freeze on hiring ...

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Dems rebel against Cuomo, cuts

ALBANY — More than 40 elected Democrats made a rare attack on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his proposed cuts to the party's priorities of education and health care as the state tries to trim a $10 billion budget deficit, according to a letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

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Pricey jet engine tests budget cutters’ resolve

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A showdown looming, Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Congress to cancel a costly alternative engine for the Pentagon's next-generation fighter jet Wednesday and vowed to explore "all available legal options" to stop production if lawmakers won't.

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