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March 23, 2015: Tenicka Boyd, Siena Poll, Fiscal Policy Institute, Bill Farris

Tenicka Boyd, Director of Organizing for StudentsFirstNY, looks at the Governor’s push for education reform.

One highlight of the latest Siena Poll is that a majority of New Yorkers wants to separate ethics legislation from the budget. Steve Greenberg shares the latest poll results.

The Fiscal Policy Institute released a report on New York’s failing schools. FPI Executive Director Ron Deutsch and Senior Fellow Elizabeth McNichol explain report data that shows poverty is a greater factor in student achievement than poor teaching.

AARP NYS Legislative Representative Bill Ferris joins Susan Arbetter to discuss AARP’s main priorities for the budget: creating a utility consumer advocate and the CARE Act, which would require hospitals to instruct caregivers on procedures before a patient is discharged from the hospital.

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