Capitol Pressroom

May 18, 2015: Bill Hammond, Asm. Brian Kolb, Scott Kurkoski, Asm. Richard Gottfried, Marc Stern

Bill Hammond looks at the legislation that needs to be done before the end of session.

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R – Canandaigua) highlights his conference’s priorities for the end of session. We hear reaction from Scott Kurkoski, an attorney with Levene, Gouldin & Thompson and fracking proponent, on the DEC’s final SGEIS for high volume hydraulic fracturing, which brings the state closer to a formal ban.

The Chair of the Assembly Health Committee Richard Gottfried (D – Manhattan) would like to expand the state’s pilot medical marijuana program by allowing more distribution centers and the ability for patients to smoke the marijuana as part of treatment.

The proposal for state oversight of the troubled East Ramapo School District continues to gain support. We speak with Marc Stern, the leading expert in legal advocacy issues with the American Jewish Committee, about the future of the district.

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