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Sept. 2, 2016: Ashley Hupfl, Matt Hamilton, Tom Giglio, CEI suit against AG Schneiderman

Ashley Hupfl, an Albany reporter with City & State, shares this week’s Winners and Losers.

Matt Hamilton, a Capitol reporter with the Albany Times Union, discussed the Hoosick Falls hearing and other news of the week.

We heard Jeff Gural’s reaction to his Tioga Downs racino receiving a full casino license from the state. Gural is chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a full-service real estate firm.

Many of the state’s major cities are welcoming greater numbers of refugees as wars and crises escalate around the world. Those kids are then making their way into public school classrooms where they do not know the language or the customs. Today we met Tom Giglio, director of the City School District of Albany English as a New Language (ENL) department and refugee services, about how districts can adapt to meet these students’ needs.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is suing Attorney General Schneiderman for failing to turn over documents under New York’s Freedom of Information Law. We heard more about the suit from Sam Kazman, CEI’s general counsel.

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