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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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  • January 17, 2019: Sen. Brad Hoylman

    January 17, 2019

    This week, the State Legislature passed the first pieces of legislation protecting the rights of LGBT+ New Yorkers in eight years with GENDA and a ban on conversion therapy. The Senate sponsor of the bills, Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, shared his thoughts. Read More


  • January 17, 2019: Raising the age on tobacco

    January 17, 2019

    With attention focused on the potential legalization of recreation marijuana, the Governor is hoping to make a change in the state’s laws regulating tobacco. Julie Hart, New York Director of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, discussed the impacts of raising the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Read More


  • January 17, 2019: A look back at NY’s Bottle Bill

    January 17, 2019

    It’s been 35 years since the original bottle bill was passed in New York State. This year, the Governor is looking to expand the bottle bill. We heard from two people who played a major role in passing the original bill: Judith Enck, senior advisor at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development at Bennington College and former EPA Region 2 Administrator, and G. Oliver Koppell, principal partner at G. Oliver Koppell & Associates, former State Attorney General and Assemblyman. Read More


  • January 17, 2019: NY’s Progressive Movement

    January 17, 2019

    Many of the progressive issues that are moving their way through the state legislature are due to a change in the composition of Senate Democrats and their increased numbers. We talked about the new Senate Democrats with Michael Kink, Executive Director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition, and Mia Pearlman, co-founder of True Blue NY. Read More


  • January 16, 2019: Bruce Gyory

    January 16, 2019

    Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, stopped by to break down the Governor’s State of the State and budget address. Read More


  • January 16, 2019: Governor Andrew Cuomo

    January 16, 2019

    Governor Cuomo (D) joined the show to discuss his State of the State proposals including his new actions on education. Read More


  • January 16, 2019: Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes

    January 16, 2019

    Now that Democrats control both chambers of the legislature for just the second time since Governor Rockefeller, many of the progressive issues that have been stuck in the Assembly are now heading to the Governor’s desk. Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) shared the latest from the very busy Assembly. Read More


  • January 16, 2019: Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

    January 16, 2019

    With their new majority, Democrats have been active as the legislative session kicks off in Albany passing voting reform and LGBT+ protections. We heard from Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester) on what the next steps are for the conference. Read More


  • January 15, 2019: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

    January 15, 2019

    Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive and former Republican gubernatorial nominee, stopped by to share his expectations for the Governor’s speech. Read More


  • Janaury 15, 2019: Citizens Budget Commission budget analysis

    January 15, 2019

    We examined a new report on the budget issues the Governor will face in the first year of his third term with Dave Friedfel, Director of State Studies at the Citizens Budget Commission, and Andrew Rein, President of the Citizens Budget Commission. 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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