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March 3, 2014: Ron Deutsch, Bill Phillips, pesticides, Scaffold Law

A coalition of clergy, community groups, students, labor and activists are pushing back against the Governor’s budget saying it’s focused too heavily on tax cuts.  We discuss the coalition’s media campaign with Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness.

New York City charter schools are not getting the support they had been used to during the Bloomberg administration and they are not happy about it. Bill Phillips, President of the Northeast Charter Schools Network, joins us to discuss how charters around the rest of the state are handling the political climate.

Is there something toxic happening to the pesticide reporting law? Bill Cooke of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Saima Anjam of Environmental Advocates of NY say there is.

Mike Elmendorf, President and CEO of the Association of General Contractors and the Rev. Jacques DeGraff are back to argue for reforming the Scaffold Law.

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