Author: Tim Williams




Rep. Anthony Brindisi weighs in on stimulus negotiations in D.C.

Published - August 7, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of Americans out of work with many surviving on the extra $600 included in unemployment benefits. With that extra infusion of cash wrapping up at the end of July, many are faced with an additional source of financial insecurity. We got an update from Washington on the efforts to extend pandemic assistance from Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica).

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State lawmakers propose mirroring European antitrust protections

Published - August 7, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020 – Recently, Congress grilled the leaders of the country’s biggest technology companies about their practices and the amount of the market that they control. On the state level, Deputy Senate Majority Leader Mike Gianaris has proposed legislation that would expand the state’s antitrust laws. We heard from Alec Stapp, Director of Technology Policy at the Progressive Policy Institute, on the proposals and the impact this will have on major companies like Facebook or Google.

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Bowling alleys left in the gutter by state silence on reopening

Published - August 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020 – Bowling alleys have been stuck in the figurative gutter without reopening guidance from the state. We heard from Doug Bohannon, Operator of Kingpin’s Alley Family Fun Center in South Glens Falls and President of the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association, about the negative consequences this reopening limbo is having on businesses like his across the state.

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Environmentalists hopeful for Adirondack Park expansion

Published - August 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020 – Whitney Park in the Adirondacks has been placed on the market and environmentalists are looking to the state to purchase the land. Peter Bauer, Executive Director of Protect the Adirondacks, joined the show to discuss the land and the impact it can have on the Adirondack Park.

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Southern Tier glass company plays key role in COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Published - August 5, 2020

Aug. 5, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the quest to find a vaccine is ramping up. We heard from Ron Verkleeren, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Life Sciences Department at Corning Glass, about how this New York company is playing a key role in the development of special vials to hold a vaccine.

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Police unions bristle at latest New York City reforms

Published - August 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020 – In the wake of the killing of George Floyd while in police custody, the legislature on the state and New York City level took action on a number of police reform bills. Ron Pierone of the New York State Police Investigators Association weighed in on the changes.

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