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July 14, 2014: E. J. McMahon, Joseph Spector and Bob McCarthy, Yevgeniy Feyman

Empire Center for Public Policy founder & President EJ McMahon on how New York State can best spend $3.3 billion in fines paid by French bank BNP Paribas.

Long-time chairman of the Senate Energy committee George Maziarz has announced that he will not seek re-election. Maziarz is the head of the western NY Senate delegation, and a powerful player in Albany. His decision has implications politically as well as for a variety of energy policy issues. Gannett’s Albany Bureau Chief Joseph Spector and the Buffalo News’ Robert McCarthy join us with analysis.

The Manhattan Institute has published an analysis of the costs of the Affordable Care Act for every county in New York State. You can find the map here: We will speak with Yevgeniy Feyman, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute who writes on health care policy, entitlement reform, and the Affordable Care Act about MI’s analysis, and the criticism that has stemmed from the research.

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