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March 25, 2015: Sen. Gianaris, Anne Erickson and Lisa Frisch, Marian Bott, NYPIRG, Bruce Gyory

Sen. Michael Gianaris (D – Queens) stops by to share his thoughts on the budget negotiation process.

Many people in New York have to show up in court alone for civil cases, which can be like performing surgery on yourself. Lisa Frisch, Executive Director of the Legal Project, and Anne Erickson, President & CEO at the Empire Justice Center, explain why New York should do a better job of funding civil legal services.

The League of Women Voters’ Education Finance Specialist Marian Bott discusses the League’s opposition to the Education Investment Tax Credit.

NYPIRG’s Legislative Director Blair Horner shares the latest developments in the budget negotiations.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips senior advisor Bruce Gyory looks at the political dynamics underlying the education debate in Albany.

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