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March 13, 2015: Ashley Hupfl, Jimmy Vielkind, physician profile, farmland protection, Chris Marcello

City & State’s Ashley Hupfl shares this week’s Winners and Losers.

Jimmy Vielkind, Capital New York’s Albany Bureau Chief, weighs in on the news of the week.

NYPIRG’s Legislative Director Blair Horner and patient advocate Patricia Donnelly explain why they and other consumer and patient advocates are urging the Governor not to defund the New York State Physician Profile website and program.

Under the New York Farmland Protection Program, which began in 1996, the Hudson Valley will receive $20 million in state funding designated to preserve Hudson Valley farms. Richard Ball, the State Agriculture and Markets Commissioner, and Todd Erling, the Executive Director of Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corp, discuss the importance of investing in farmland in the Hudson Valley.

Chris Marcello, a parent of a Buffalo public school student, provides a counterargument to the claim that Buffalo schools are a poster child for failure.

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