Capitol Pressroom

June 28, 2016: Michael Kink and Jessica Wisneski, bike safety, Vin Bonventre, Chelly Hegan

By almost every standard—except its own—the Legislature failed to address ethics, electoral and campaign finance reform this year. Yet Michael Kink, the executive director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition, and Jessica Wisneski, the campaigns director for Citizen Action, are optimistic that voters can push reform in Albany forward this coming election.

The session produced, well, almost nothing for bike safety regulation. We will hear from Paul Winkeller, executive director of the New York Bicycling Coalition, and Joe Martens, the former DEC Commissioner and senior fellow at the Open Space Institute, about their disappointment in the lack of action.

The Supreme Court ruled on milestone cases involving abortion, immigration and what constitutes bribery over the past week. We will have analysis on the rulings from NY Court Watcher Blogger and Albany Law Professor Vin Bonventre.

We will speak with Chelly Hegan, President and CEO of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, about the Supreme Court decision in the Texas abortion law case – Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstadt – and wins and losses for reproductive health this session.

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