Oct. 19, 2015: Sean Casey, Tom Marcelle, Joe Heath, Mike Elmendorf
October 19, 2015
We take an in-depth look at the list of possible nominees for the Court of Appeals vacancies, which was presented to Gov. Cuomo least week. Eric Mower’s Director of Public Affairs Sean Casey and Albany County Attorney Tom Marcelle join us.
The state’s power grid needs to be updated. We’ll analyze the current state of the electric grid and the plans to fix problems with
Ted Skerpon. Ted is the president and business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 97 in Syracuse, chairman of the NYS IBEW Utility Labor Council and a member of the Power NY Coalition.
On September 22, longtime civil rights and criminal defense attorney Elizabeth Fink passed away. Joe Heath, an attorney who worked with her for years to secure justice for the inmates abused and tortured in the aftermath of the Attica prison riots, remembers her tireless advocacy and unique spirit.
Nearly half of the money for New York’s roads and bridges comes from the Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF), but that money is currently in jeopardy in Congress. Mike Elmendorf, President and CEO at the Associated General Contractors of New York State, discusses how his group is trying to secure a long-term funding plan at the federal level to ensure that the state’s infrastructure does not further decay.