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July 28, 2015: Barbara Fiala, Jeanne Zaino, sewage pollution right to know, Asm. Tom Abinanti

We discuss the race for the 52nd Senate seat, which was vacated last week with the conviction of longtime State Senator Tom Libous, with Barbara Fiala. Fiala is the former County Executive of Broome County and DMV Commissioner and is a potential Democratic candidate for the seat.

Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D, a Professor of Political Science & Campaign Management at Iona College & New York University-SPS, looks at the new “affirmative consent legislation” for college campuses.

Don’t you want to know if your sewers overflow? The DEC is taking public comments on the Sewage Pollution Right to Know regulations until July 31. Liz Moran, the Water and Natural Resources Associate with Environmental Advocates of New York, and Sarah Eckel, the Legislative and Policy Director with Citizens Campaign for the Environment analyze the proposed legislation.

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh) argues that the cost of living in Westchester County means it should have the same fast-food minimum wage implementation schedule as New York City.

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