Capitol Pressroom

Dec. 31, 2015: Best-of with Libby Post, Jessica Ottney Mahara and Darren Suarez, Mike Elmendorf and Bruce Gyory

Not everyone is thrilled that the Empire State Pride Agenda has announced that it will shut down in 2016, leaving an advocacy PAC in place. We will speak with Empire State Pride Agenda founder, LGBT advocate and President of the Communication Services Libby Post about her opposition to the group’s decision.

A broad coalition wants the Governor to increase the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) in the next budget. We will hear why funding the EPF is vital from Jessica Ottney Mahar, the director of Government Relations for the Nature Conservancy of New York, and Darren Suarez, the director of Government Affairs for the Business Council of New York State.

Mike Elmendorf, President and CEO of Associated General Contractors of New York State, looks at the passage of the $305 billion federal highway bill.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips’ Bruce Gyory will look at the politics of a Constitutional Convention.

Original air-date: Dec. 16, 2015

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