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April 15, 2014: Leah Gunn Barrett, Stephen Aldstadt, E. J. McMahon, Tom Rumsey

If you own an assault weapon as defined by the state of New York you need to register it by today. The consequences of not registering a weapon can be serious but some gun owners argue that registration is the first step toward confiscation. Today we speak with two people on opposite sides of this debate:

Leah Gunn Barrett, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

Stephen Aldstadt, president of the Shooters Committee on Political Education.

It’s tax day. How will the tax reforms in the new state budget affect large and small businesses? President and founder of the Empire Center for New York State Policy E. J. McMahon joins us with his analysis.

The New York Independent System Operator which oversees the state’s electricity grid and operates the wholesale electricity market has a brand new home. Tom Rumsey, Vice President of External Affairs joins us with details.

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