Capitol Pressroom

Jan. 26, 2015: Chancellor Zimpher, Heather Briccetti, Asm. Brian Kolb, Sara Niccoli

SUNY is looking to increase the number of graduates per year to 150,000 by 2020. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher joins Susan Arbetter to discuss this and other priorities from her State of the University address that she delivered in Albany on Friday.

Heather Briccetti, President and CEO of The Business Council, explains Gov. Cuomo’s agenda to improve the business climate in New York State and what reforms the Business Council would like to see pass the Legislature this session.

According to the New York Times, Sheldon Silver (D -Manhattan) plans to agree on a temporary basis to pass his duties as Speaker on to some senior Democrats in the Assembly, which is not the same thing as forfeiting his post. Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R – Canandaigua) weighs in on the arrangement and the criminal complaint against Silver.

Several progressive groups are at the Capitol today advocating for a “moral budget.” Sara Niccoli, Executive Director of the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State, explains what constitutes a moral budget and how the Governor’s proposals could affect the lives of New Yorkers.

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