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Aug. 11, 2014: A best-of The Capitol Pressroom


Blair Horner, Legislative Director of NYPIRG, the New York Public Interest Research Group and Jesse Laymon, Executive Director Effective NY discuss their “Can the Plan” initiative that urges voters to vote no on a ballot question in November on redistricting. Original air-date: 6/24/14

Rochester is the site of a new battery and energy storage facility. The Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Test and Commercialization Center is now open for business at Eastman Business Park. Joining us with details are Dr. William Acker, Executive Director of NY-BEST and Mark Peterson, President & CEO of the Greater Rochester Enterprise. Original air-date: 5/1/14

Religious leaders from Rockland County want the Governor to intervene in a fight with Hasidim who sit on the board of the East Ramapo public schools. It’s a touchy topic: according to former Assemblyman Ryan Karbenwho will join us today, the leaders allege the yeshiva parents who serve on the school board are shifting funds from the predominantly minority school system to Jewish religious schools. Original air-date 5/19/14

Richard Gottfried, Chairman of the Assembly Health Committee and Dr. Danny Lugassy, a board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, explain their continued push for the New York Health bill which creates a universal, single-payer health insurance program. Original air-date: 5/6/14

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