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Feb. 23, 2016: Barbara Bowen and Sen. Krueger, Jo Wiederhorn, Richard Ravitch, Anderson Breakfast


Barbara Bowen, the President of the Professional Staff Congress – CUNY, and Sen. Liz Krueger (D – Manhattan) discussed budget cuts for CUNY and a push by the union for a “yes” vote on strike authorization.

We looked at a proposal for creating biomedical research laboratories at the state’s medical schools. Jo Wiederhorn, the president and CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, joined Susan.

Gov. Cuomo has announced plans for a state agency to oversee large construction projects, which has critics worried that even more red tape will increase costs and delay projects. We analyzed the governor’s proposal with former Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch.

Today is the first of the year’s Warren M. Anderson Legislative Breakfast series hosted by the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. Panelists debated the topic of “Criminal Justice and Young Offenders: Is raising the age a viable option?” Panelists Sheriff Craig Apple of Albany County and Paige Pierce, the CEO of Families Together in New York State, joined us.

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