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March 20, 2014: Sen. Valesky, Asm. Moya, Dr. Rick Timbs and Dr. Lori Caplan, James Tallon

Syracuse area Democrat and IDC member David Valesky discusses his conference’s “Affordable New York Agenda” as well as the Governor’s tweaked property tax freeze.

Assemblyman Francisco Moya was outraged by the failure of the DREAM Act vote in the State Senate this week. Is there a future for the legislation within the state budget?

Statewide School Finance Consortium Executive Director Dr. Rick Timbs and Watervliet City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lori Caplan on legislative movement to eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment as well as other education issues.

President of the United Hospital Fund of New York James Tallon writes that the success of the state’s healthcare exchange and the receipt of the federal Medicaid waiver “herald an enormous redirection of the health care system, bringing new expectations that require new ways of working to meet them.” He joins us with details.

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