Capitol Pressroom

Nov. 2, 2015: Leader Kolb, Susan Lerner, Robert Lowry, Steve Greenberg

Former Speaker Sheldon Silver – once one of the most powerful men in Albany – goes to trial today on federal corruption charges. We discussed the case and what it might mean for business-as-usual in Albany with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R – Canandaigua).

Susan Lerner, the executive director of Common Cause New York, looked at JCOPE’s plan to expand conflict of interest policies around campaign contributions.

Gov. Cuomo has appointed Jere Hochman as his top education policy aide. We analyzed the Governor’s pick with Robert Lowry, the New York State Council of School Superintendents’ Deputy Director for Advocacy Research & Communications.

Ad wars for and against the Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, New York are heating up. Steve Greenberg, a spokesman for the Lago Resort & Casino, argues that “Under the guise of a poll, [Lago opponents] are using scare tactics and outright false claims to try and discredit Lago.” He joined Susan Arbetter to explain the campaign against the casino and his arguments why the site deserves a license.

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