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May 28, 2014: Justice for Our Veterans Act, JOBS Act, Asm. Minority Leader Brian Kolb, Larry Levy

Veterans are urging passage of the Justice for Our Veterans Act which ensures untreated veterans with mental health illnesses receive treatment if they find themselves in the court system. The bill is supported by a range of groups. We speak with Jonathan Gradess, Gary Horton & Art Cody of the New York State Defenders Association, as well as Mark Williams of the Office of the Public Defender of Cattaraugus County and Command Sergeant Major Stephen Coville of the US Army Reserves.

The JOBS Act is on the Senate Corporations Committee agenda today. The Just and Open Business Subsidies (JOBS) Act would institute reforms in legacy economic development programs: requiring subsidized companies to set clear job-creation goals, annual reporting with information accessible to the public, and a money-back guarantee so public money is returned if subsidized companies don’t deliver on their agreements. Michael Kink of the Strong Economy for All Coalition and Ron Deutsch of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness explain their support of the bill.

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb joins me in the studio to talk Moreland, medical marijuana and his end-of-session priorities.

Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra and longtime Newsday reporter Larry Levy shares his take on the Republican and Democratic conventions.

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