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Feb. 2, 2015: Asm. Michael Kearns, Joshua Stanley, Stephen Acquario, David Little

The vote for a new Assembly Speaker may take place this week. Asm. Michael Kearns (D -Buffalo) is calling for meaningful reform in the rules and concentrated power of the Chamber as the vote takes place. He joins Susan to discuss the Speaker’s race and the rules changes he would like to see.

Joshua Stanley, a medical Cannabis entrepreneur and advocate, discusses the growth of the medical marijuana industry in New York since legalization last session.

The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) is hosting its 2015 Legislative Conference, celebrating its 90th Anniversary, at the Desmond Hotel in Albany from Feb. 2 – 4. NYSAC’s Executive Director Stephen Acquario previews the event and explains NYSAC priorities for the session.

David Little, the Rural Schools Association Executive Director, weighs in on New York rural schools’ greatest needs and the Governor’s proposed education reforms. 

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