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June 9, 2014: Rob Astorino, Bill Mahoney, Ken Adams, Bill Lipton and Ken Jacobs

Republican nominee for Governor Rob Astorino shares his vision for upstate job growth and economic development.

After meeting behind closed doors two weeks ago, the New York State Board of Elections announced they would stop enforcing the state’s aggregate campaign contribution limit of $150,000 per year. NYPIRG calls the decision “flawed”. We discuss NYPIRG’s report and its calls for public hearings with Bill Mahoney.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams discusses Start-Up NY.

Bill Lipton, New York State Director, Working Families Party as well as UC Berkeley’s Ken Jacobs, whose book “When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards on the Local Level,” on the economic effect of San Francisco’s minimum wage, and why New York should employ the same policy.

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