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Aug. 26, 2015: Utica nanotechnology, Cayuga Power Plant, Matthew McMorrow, Bruce Gyory

The State is planning to invest $250 million on a nanotechnology hub in Utica. Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-Rome) looks at what the public/private partnership could do for the region. But E.J. McMahon, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and President of the Empire Center for Public Policy, argues that the payoffs of such initiatives are hard to weigh, especially if the investments come at the cost of neglecting infrastructure.

There are plans in the works to repower the Cayuga Power Plant from coal to natural gas. But a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) argues against the overhaul. Tom Sanzillo, director of finance IEEFA, shares the analysis.

Matthew McMorrow, the Director of Government Affairs for the Empire State Pride Agenda, discusses the group’s first round of 2015 endorsements.

Susan speaks with Bruce Gyory, an adjunct professor at UAlbany and senior advisor at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips about how the national politics of immigration could play out in New York State.

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