Capitol Pressroom

July 29, 2016: Ashley Hupfl, Keshia Clukey, Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D., Jonathan Gradess, Susan Zimet

Ashley Hupfl of City & State had this week’s Winners and Losers.

Keshia Clukey, an education reporter with Politico New York, discussed Secretary of Education John King’s indication that there will be penalties for school districts with high opt-out rates.

Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D., a professor of political science at Iona College, analyzed the Democratic National Convention and Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech.

Susan Zimet, the executive director of the Hunger Action Network of NYS, explained the income limit increase for those who can access food stamps and this weekend’s Empty Bowl fundraiser.

It may soon be easier for low-income earners to receive better criminal defense services. We discussed legislation that passed both houses – which is still waiting the governor’s signature – with Jonathan Gradess, the executive director of the New York State Defenders Association.

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