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Sept. 30, 2013: David Blankenhorn, Kate Breslin, Siena Poll, IOGA

David Blankenhorn, the President of the Institute for American Values, discusses his report, “New York’s Promise: Why Sponsoring Casinos Is a Regressive Policy Unworthy of a Great State.” Blankenhorn argues there are better ways to make money for the state than by expanding casinos.

Kate Breslin, President and CEO of the Schuyler Center, explains why it is important for poor children and parents to have insurance, the impact of the health exchanges on families in poverty. She also previews the Schuyler Center’s Annual Policy Forum on November 7.

Steve Greenberg discusses the latest Siena Poll that focuses on the gambling amendment.

John Holko of Lenape Resources, and a spokesman for the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York says the process of approving fracking in New York state has become “purely a political decision, and has no relevance to science or fact”. He joins us to discuss the expectations of industry

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