Capitol Pressroom

Oct. 6, 2016: Mothers from Flint, Beth Finkel, Bob Bellafiore and Steve Greenberg, Eric Weltman and Russ Haven

Mothers from Flint, MI are in Albany today to meet with Hoosick Falls residents, where they will discuss the damage done to the community by contaminants and, in their view, the government’s poor response. The Capitol Pressroom hosted Darlene McClendon, a member of the United Teachers of Flint and the American Federation of Teachers, and LaShaya Darisaw, an organizer with Michigan United.

AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel discussed a new AARP and Siena College statewide survey that shows retirement is becoming an illusion for New York’s middle class.

Gov. Cuomo’s name has been mentioned during the Bridgegate trial, entangling him in yet another high profile corruption case. Political analysts Bob Bellafiore, founder and principal of Stanhope partners, and Steve Greenberg, founder and principal of Greenberg Public Relations, explained whether the entanglement could have long-term consequences.

Eric Weltman, the Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York, and Russ Haven, the Legislative Counsel for NYPIRG, spoke with Susan about a new statewide campaign against higher taxes on utilities, as well as nuclear subsidies.

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