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The Capitol Pressroom streams live weekdays at 11 a.m. The streaming player is available beginning at 10:35 a.m. For air times on your local station, please check the “Air times” tab on this page.

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  • June 18, 2019: Combating Climate Change

    June 18, 2019

    Some environmentalists are concerned that any changes to the Climate and Community Protection Act would weaken an already weak bill. We heard from Mark Dunlea, Chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund of New York State, and Eric Weltman, Senior Organizer at Food and Water Watch, on their concerns about the legislation. Read More


  • June 18, 2019: CCPA and Sen. John Flanagan

    June 18, 2019

    The Capitol has been overflowing with activists calling on the legislature to act on the Climate and Community Protection Act. Two NYRenews coalition members, Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York State, and Katherine Nadeau, Deputy Director of the Catskill Mountainkeeper, discussed the last push to get the climate legislation over the finish line. Yesterday, the Senate Democrats passed the Green Light Bill, which will allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses. Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) shared his issues with the legislation and more. Read More


  • June 18, 2019: Governor Andrew Cuomo

    June 18, 2019

    Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) joined Susan to discuss his end of session priorities including CCPA, surrogacy, and more. Read More


  • June 17, 2019: Prevailing wage

    June 17, 2019

    Patrick Purcell, Executive Director of the New York State Laborers Employment and Cooperation Trust, explained why his organization is advocating for changes to the prevailing wage standards. Read More


  • June 17, 2019: Driver Licences for Undocumented Immigrants

    June 17, 2019

    Advocates are still hoping Sen. Luis Sepulveda’s Green Light Bill will see a vote in the State Senate. Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, and Jhonattan, an El Salvadoran immigrant living on Long Island, discussed the impacts this legislation would have. Read More


  • June 17, 2019: New NYISO President and CEO

    June 17, 2019

    We met the new President and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator, Richard Dewey, who is taking the helm at a time of big changes for the energy sector. Read More


  • June 17, 2019: Sen. Neil Breslin

    June 17, 2019

    Sen. Neil Breslin, (D-Albany), chair of the Senate Insurance Committee, gave us the latest updates from the State Senate and what he hopes to see accomplished by the end of the week. Read More


  • June 14, 2019: Legislative pay raises and vaccine legal fights

    June 14, 2019

    Christopher Bopst, Special Counsel at the law firm of Wilder & Linneball, updated us on the latest in the legal case challenging the legislative pay raises. Read More


  • June 14, 2019: Medication-assisted treatment

    June 14, 2019

    The effects of opioid addiction do not disappear at the jailhouse door. A package of legislation sponsored by Asm. Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, would bring medication-assisted treatment to New York’s correctional institutions. We heard from the Assemblymember and Patricia Herring, activist and mother of Matthew who died of an overdose in 2017, on the legislation. Read More


  • June 14, 2019: W&L and Reporters

    June 14, 2019

    Starting off this Friday, Zach Williams, reporter at City and State filled us in on who made this week’s Winners and Losers list. Then, we looked back at the news-filled week that was with Vivian Wang, State Politics reporter for the New York Times, and Bill Mahoney, Politico NY reporter. Read More


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The Capitol Pressroom is a daily one-hour radio program broadcast from the Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom on the third floor of the State Capitol in Albany. The show features  interviews with important newsmakers.

It also features analysis from seasoned political reporters who work the Albany beat for newspapers and wire services around the state including The New York Times, Newsday, the Albany Times, Union, Gannett News Service and the Associated Press.

The Capitol Pressroom Weekend, is a one-hour show filled with the week’s best interview segments from The Capitol Pressroom.

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Host Susan Arbetter is an award-winning broadcast journalist who brings more than 15 years of experience to the Pressroom as an Albany correspondent.

The Capitol Pressroom streams online right here weekdays at 11 a.m.

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