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Feb. 11, 2015: Teachers of the Year, EITC, Michael Kink and Jessica Wisneski, Joseph Campbell

In a Times Union letter to the editor, seven New York State Teachers of the Year attacked Governor Cuomo’s education policies. Two of those teachers, Jeff Peterson, the 2011 Teacher of the Year who teaches science in Liverpool, and Richard Ognibene, the 2008 Teacher of the year who teaches chemistry in Fairport, join Susan Arbetter to explain their concerns and offer suggestions to improve the education experience.

Michael Kink, the Executive Director of Strong Economy for All, and Jessica Wisneski, the Legislative and Campaign Director for Citizen Action, discuss Gov. Cuomo’s ethics proposals and progressive initiatives this session.

Jason Pagan, Director of Legislative Affairs for the Queens League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Raki Barlow, Director of Arts and Education at Walk for Art Kids in Brooklyn, argue that the Education Investment Tax Credit will not just help the wealthy, but will provide low-income and working families students scholarships to parochial and private schools and increase charitable giving to public schools.

Tomorrow in Horseheads, NY, DEC will hold an issues conference to examine the evidence and issues raised by the opposition to the proposed liquefied petroleum gas storage in Seneca Lake. Joseph Campbell of Gas Free Seneca explains how the conference might change the tide in efforts to keep LPG out of the shores of the lake.

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