Monthly Archives: March, 2018


March 30, 2018: Practice Exemptions

Published - March 30, 2018

Samantha Howell, Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers-New York State Chapter, and Candida Brooks-Harrison, President of the National Association of Social Workers-New York City explained how the proposed state budget could negatively impact the mental health services offered in New York State.

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March 30, 2018: County Executive Steve Bellone

Published - March 30, 2018

Legislative leaders are working to hammer out a budget deal as the deadline to pass the budget inches closer. We broke down the effect the Governor’s proposed internet sales tax will have on municipalities and small businesses with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (D).

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March 30, 2018: Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

Published - March 30, 2018

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli (D) joined the show to discuss the latest in state budget news and the potential for his office to withhold stipends or “lulus” to the State Senate.

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March 29, 2018: Dave Friedfel

Published - March 29, 2018

How should New York State respond to the federal tax overhaul? The Citizens Budget Commission released a report looking at that question. Dave Friedfel, Director of State Studies joined us.

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March 29, 2018: Peter Baynes and Gerry Geist

Published - March 29, 2018

Peter Baynes, Executive Director of the New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, and Gerry Geist, Executive Director of the Association of Towns of the State of New York, explained the impact that flat aim funding has had on localities.

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March 29, 2018: County Executive Anthony Picente and Sen. John DeFrancisco

Published - March 29, 2018

Budget negotiations continue. Deputy Senate Majority Leader and gubernatorial hopeful John DeFrancisco (R) joined us to discuss the latest; plus, he and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente (R) unwrap the mistakes and miscalculations that have led to Del Lago’s (likely failed) request for a government bailout.

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March 28, 2018: Bruce Gyory

Published - March 28, 2018

Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, returned with his sense of what will and won’t be in the budget, as well as a an analysis of just how serious “the Nixon for Governor” and “Williams for Lt Governor” primary challenges really are.

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March 28, 2018: Asm. Sean Ryan and Doug Wood

Published - March 28, 2018

Depending on who you ask, the latest wireless technology called 5G will make the “internet of things” a reality for many Americans and help close the digital divide. Or, all of the wireless antennas to make it happen will lower property values and circumvent local control. While the issue has fallen out of the state budget, it will re-emerge before the end of the legislative session. Today you heard both sides of the issue – first from Marissa Shorenstein, President of AT&T-New York, and then from Asm. Sean Ryan (D-Buffalo), chair of the Assembly Commission on Science and Technology and

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March 28, 2018: Marissa Shorenstein

Published - March 28, 2018

Depending on who you ask, the latest wireless technology called 5G will make the “internet of things” a reality for many Americans and help close the digital divide. Or, all of the wireless antennas to make it happen will lower property values and circumvent local control. While the issue has fallen out of the state budget, it will re-emerge before the end of the legislative session. Today you heard both sides of the issue – first from Marissa Shorenstein, President of AT&T-New York, and then from Asm. Sean Ryan (D-Buffalo), chair of the Assembly Commission on Science and Technology and

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March 28, 2018: Susan Lerner and Erika Lorshbough

Published - March 28, 2018

A coalition of advocates for all kinds of issues including early voting; reproductive rights; child victims; bail reform and tax reform are rallying at the State Capitol today. Susan spoke with Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause New York and Erika Lorshbough, Legislative Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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March 27, 2018: Kat Sullivan

Published - March 27, 2018

Kat Sullivan was inspired by the 2017 film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, to purchase billboards to tell her story of abuse and call for passage of the Child Victims Act. We heard her story and what she hopes to accomplish.

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March 27, 2018: Ron Deutsch and John Kaehny

Published - March 27, 2018

The clock is ticking to pass the budget on time. Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, and John Kaehny, Executive Director of Reinvent Albany, broke down what they want to see in the final budget proposal.

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March 27, 2018: DJ Jaffe

Published - March 27, 2018

The State Senate took action on Monday evening that would make Kendra’s Law permanent. DJ Jaffe, Executive Director of Mental Illness Policy Org, explained what the law means for people with untreated serious mental illness.

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March 27, 2018: Asm. Joe Morelle

Published - March 27, 2018

On Monday, Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle (D-Irondequoit) announced his decision to run to fill the unexpired term of the late Rep. Louise Slaughter. We discussed the decision and more with the Majority Leader when he stopped by.

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