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Oct. 16, 2015: Ashely Hupfl, Joe Spector and Ken Lovett, Jeff Gural, Asw. Sandy Galef

Ashley Hupfl joins us for this week’s City & State Winners and Losers.

We host a reporter roundtable with Ken Lovett, the Albany Bureau Chief for the NY Daily News, and Joe Spector, the Albany Bureau Chief for Gannett.

Jeff Gural is one lucky man. The real estate developer and owner of Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs racinos secured the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board’s approval for a full-scale casino conversion at Tioga Downs, dependent on the state signing off on the license application. Earlier this year, the board rejected a casino proposal from Tioga Downs. But now, with alterations to the proposal, the project is set move forward. Gural joins Susan to discuss the victory,

Spectra’s high pressure Algonquin natural gas pipeline is slated to run within fifty miles of the Indian Point Energy Center, which is raising concerns with environmental advocates and politicians about hazards and explosions in a high populace area. This week, the advocates delivered 30,000 petitions to Gov. Cuomo, calling on him to conduct an independent review of the project. Assemblymember Sandy Galef (D – Ossining) explains the call for action.

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