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May 4, 2016: Protect Orange County, Jimmy Vielkind, Asw. Margaret Markey, election reform, Bruce Gyory


Pramilla Malick of Protect Orange County discussed the federal investigation into the approval process for the CPV Valley Power Plant. The group has often called for such a probe.

Jimmy Vielkind, the Albany bureau chief for Politico New York, shared headlines from May 3’s packed news day.

We hosted Asw. Margaret Markey (D – Queens) on her legislation to help victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Colorado implemented voting reforms that have worked well for both parties. Today we spoke with Matt Crane, the Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County, CO, and Donetta Davidson, former CO Secretary of State and former Chair of the US Election Assistance Commission, about how New York can use Colorado as a model for its election reform. Susan Lerner, the executive director of Common Cause NY, will also spoke to what is holding up reform in the Empire State.

Bruce Gyory of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips joined Susan to analyze the difficulty of polling primaries.

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