Capitol Pressroom

Oct. 26, 2015: Sen. Squadron, Steve Greenberg, Peter Iwanowicz, Rev. Jason McGuire

Senator Daniel Squadron (D – Manhattan/Brooklyn) will chair a new Democratic policy group focusing on affordability across the state. He joins Susan Arbetter to explain the goals of the new initiative.

Steve Greenberg has the latest Siena Poll numbers for Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Schumer, the Common Core State Standards, and the minimum wage.

This week, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is sponsoring a roundtable on how the state should handle climate change. In advance of the roundtable, Peter Iwanowicz, the executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York, discusses ways the state can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and respond better to more frequent extreme weather events.

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is calling Gov. Cuomo’s intention to make gender identity or expression a protected human rights category an executive overreach. Rev. Jason McGuire, the group’s executive director, says the Cuomo administration should expect “a full-court press against this proposed regulation.”

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