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Sept. 28, 2015: Asm. Brennan, Michael Saltsman, Sen. Gianaris, Jolie Milstein

Asm. James Brennan (D – Brooklyn) argues that power companies in New York State operate under too much secrecy. To ensure that rates are just and reasonable, he, along with many of his colleagues in the Assembly and Senate, is calling for full disclosure of un-redacted electric power company reports.

Is support for a $15/hr. minimum wage in New York really as high as recent polls indicate? Michael Saltsman, the Employment Policy Institute’s Research Director, makes the case that poll results are skewed when consequences are not explained. He highlights the results of a recent institute survey that finds that a majority of New Yorkers oppose the proposed minimum wage if it would shutdown small businesses or cause less-skilled workers to lose their jobs.

Sen. Michael Gianaris (D – Queens) joins Susan to discuss his proposals for easier voter enrollment and stricter vetting methods for local contracts.

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) holds its 12th annual Upstate conference on Sept. 30th at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Jolie Milstein, NYSAFAH’s President & CEO, previews the upcoming event and discusses solutions to New York’s housing crisis.

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