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March 17, 2014: Comptroller DiNapoli, Evan Davis, Asm. Shelley Mayer, Schenectady parents

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli discusses education issues including school insolvency and auditing charter schools, as well as Wall Street bonuses.

Former counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo attorney Evan Davis shares some details from “Hope for JCOPE” a report released Friday by Common Cause & the New York City Bar that was critical of, but hopeful for, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

The Senate’s one-house budget resolution includes a provision giving Yonkers Mayor Michael Spano mayoral control over the troubled Yonkers School District. But several Westchester lawmakers have concerns about the move including Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and George Latimer as well as Assemblymembers Gary Pretlow and Shelley Mayer. Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer joins us to discuss the situation.

The Schenectady City Schools Superintendent asked parents to join him in an unusual but effective exercise a few weeks ago. He asked them for help closing a $10 million dollar budget gap. Producer Alyssa Plock was there and will have the story.

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