Capitol Pressroom

May 13, 2015: Judith Enck, Susan Lerner, Larry Levy, Dean Patricia Salkin

The State has dropped its appeal of the EPA’s decision to deny millions of dollars in funding for the new Tappan Zee Bridge project. The funds would have come from Clean Water Act money. We’ll discuss the latest with EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck.

Susan Lerner, the Executive Director of Common Cause NY, explains good government groups’ renewed call to pass comprehensive ethics reforms.

We hear from Larry Levy, a former long-time, award-winning Newsday reporter and the current Executive Dean at the National Center of Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, about Sen. John Flanagan’s rise to power in the Senate, what’s next for Dean Skelos, and why several upstate Republicans may have voted for a Long Islander.

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman wants to require a uniform bar exam that would allow lawyers to more easily practice in states other than New York. Patricia Salkin, Dean and Professor of Law at Touro Law School weighs in on the pros and cons of the proposal.

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