Capitol Pressroom

Sept. 7, 2016: Minority Leader Brian Kolb, Asm. Richard Gottfried, “dog whistle” politics, Todd Hobler

We spoke with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R – Canandaigua).

Asm. Richard Gottfried (D – Manhattan), the Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, previewed the hearing on Hoosick Falls’ water contamination.

Rev. Emily McNeill, the Lead Organizer with the Labor-Religion Coalition, and Charles Khan, the Organizing Director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition, discussed the need to talk directly about race in order to battle economic inequality.

We hosted Todd Hobler, the Vice-President and the Director of WNY nursing home division of 1199 SEIU, to explain the dangers caused by nursing home staffing shortages in Western New York.

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