Author: Tim Williams


Restaurants look for government aid and regulatory relief to survive pandemic

Published - January 12, 2021

Jan. 12, 2021 – Restaurants are still struggling to survive as the fight against COVID-19 continues. Melissa Fleischut, President and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association, and Dominick Purnomo, Owner of dp, an American Brasserie and the Chef-Sommelier & Maitre D’Hotel of Yono’s Restaurant, discussed the state of New York’s eateries.

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Hope springs eternal for good government groups in Albany

Published - January 7, 2021

Jan. 7, 2021 – A collection of good government groups are urging legislative leaders to enact reforms to increase participation in the remote legislative process. We discussed the call for reform with Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG.

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Lucrative state tax break reformed after years of abuse

Published - January 6, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021 – Last year, the legislature took action to reform a property tax program which had been misused across the state. Tim Knauss, Syracuse Post-Standard reporter, shared his reporting on the issue at the top of the show.

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Wilderness preservationist quits state board over Adirondack Park management

Published - January 6, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021 – The Adirondack Park Agency board has lost one of its members with the resignation of Chad Dawson. The retired professor of recreation resources management at the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry joined the program to explain his decision to resign.

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