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Aug. 27, 2015: Christopher Amato, Sen. David Carlucci, NYSCOPBA, Blair Horner

Earthjustice Staff Attorney Christopher Amato discusses Western New York’s energy future.

The cost of construction on the new Tappan Zee Bridge could spike tolls for commuters. To prevent that from happening, Sen. David Carlucci (IDC, Ossining) released a “4 Point Toll Affordability Plan”. He joins Susan Arbetter to explain.

James Miller, the director of Public Relations for the New York State Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association, argues the public should withhold judgment until investigations into alleged brutality at two correctional facilities in upstate New York are complete.

The so-called “LLC loophole” is facing a lawsuit by a unit within the Board of Elections. Attempts to restrict campaign donations from limited liability companies failed during the legislative session, so now the battle will move to the courts. Blair Horner, NYPIRG’s legislative director, discusses the case and its potential to bring reform.

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