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Dec. 21, 2015: Donna Lieberman, Asm. Phil Palmesano, Blair Horner and Alex Bornemisza, Susan Lerner

The State of New York and the New York Civil Liberties Union have agreed to a settlement that addresses reforms in the use of solitary confinement. First we will hear from New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman whose organization successfully pushed for the changes. Then Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R – Corning) joins us; he objects to the reforms because of safety risks to officers.

NYPIRG’s Executive Director Blair Horner and Chairperson Alex Bornemisza, who is also a Student at Buffalo State, are pushing for a freeze in tuition at SUNY.

Common Cause Executive Director Susan Lerner will explain a major review of outside income for New York State lawmakers.

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