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June 18, 2015: Sen. Espaillat, Andrew Mandel, property tax cap, Yossi Gestetner, Steve Cassidy

Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Housing, Construction & Community Development committee, is frustrated that lawmakers still haven’t come to a deal on rent regulations. We will discuss who he thinks is to blame.

Talks over a compromise on the fiscal oversight of East Ramapo CSD continue as the session goes into overtime. Andrew Mandel of Strong East Ramapo analyzes legislative options for the district that have been presented over the last week.  

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and New York Conference of Mayors Executive Director Peter Baynes discuss why they are calling for the property tax cap to be amended before it is extended.   

Yossi Gestetner, co-founder of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, OJ-PAC, shares the Orthodox Jewish and Hasidic perspective on East Ramapo oversight.  

Uniform Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy explains the push behind what he calls “real” disability protections.

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