Capitol Pressroom

Sept. 24, 2015: Asm. Brian Kolb, Anne Reynolds, Paul Jargowsky, Asw. Donna Lupardo

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R – Canandaigua), who previously ran a small business, argues a $15/hr. minimum wage, as Gov. Cuomo has proposed, will hurt Upstate New York.

Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, testified at last week’s energy hearing hosted by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin. Reynolds explains the nuances of going green with renewable energy in New York.

The “Architecture of Segregation” report finds that Syracuse has the highest poverty concentration among blacks and Hispanics of the nation’s major cities–worse than Detroit. Report author Paul Jargowsky, Ph.D., a professor of Public Policy and the Director of the Center for Urban Research and Urban Education at Rutgers University, shares the results of his research.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D – Binghamton) discusses New York’s child poverty crisis, a growing problem with no easy solution.

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