Author: Tim Williams


September 16, 2019: NYSID’s Maureen O’Brien

Published - September 16, 2019

A new report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government, commissioned by NYSID, takes a look at the economic impact of the state’s Preferred Source Program, which NYSID facilitates. Maureen O’Brien, President and CEO of New York State Industries for the Disabled, stopped by to share the findings of the report.

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September 16, 2019: Sen. Gustavo Rivera

Published - September 16, 2019

Today, the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction, and Overdose Prevention will hold a hearing on Staten Island. We previewed the hearing with the Chair of the Senate Health Committee, Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx).

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September 13, 2019: Senators David Carlucci and Fred Akshar

Published - September 13, 2019

The license plate plan from the Governor’s office has attracted bipartisan anger from across the state. We discussed the issue with two lawmakers taking action against the program, Sen. David Carlucci (D-New City), chair of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Sen. Fred Akshar (R-Binghamton), Ranking Member of the Crime Victims, Crime and Correction and Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committees.

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September 13, 2019: State Academy for Public Administration

Published - September 13, 2019

The State Academy for Public Administration is giving this year’s Rockefeller Award for Distinguished Public Service to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at their annual meeting. We previewed the event with the organization’s Chair, Thomas Lukacs.

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September 13, 2019: Reporters

Published - September 13, 2019

We took a look back at the news of the week that was when Bill Mahoney of Politico NY and Dan Clark of the New York Law Journal.

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September 12, 2019: Caregiver Tax Credit

Published - September 12, 2019

A group of organizations are calling for the Governor to include a Family Caregiver Tax Credit in his state budget proposal. Bill Ferris and Kristen McManus, Associate State Directors at AARP NY, discussed why these tax credits are needed.

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September 12, 2019: 48th Anniversary of Attica

Published - September 12, 2019

Forty-eight years after the Attica Prison uprising, advocates are calling for the unsealing of the grand jury investigation of the events. We heard about the push from Malcolm Bell, Former Special Assistant Attorney General, Chief Assistant of the New York State Attica Investigation, and author of The Attica Turkey Shoot, and Joe Heath, an attorney who represented Attica inmates.

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September 12, 2019: CLCPA Test

Published - September 12, 2019

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act set the state’s ambitious clean energy goals into law. Now, the debate is being waged on whether the state should halt any new fossil fuel developments. Jessica Azulay, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Green Economy, and Bob Wyman, co-founder of Dandelion Energy, weighed in on issue.

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September 11, 2019: Larry Levy

Published - September 11, 2019

Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies and Vice President of Economic Development at Hofstra, shared his insights on the latest news.

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September 11, 2019: Fully funding universal pre-k

Published - September 11, 2019

There is a push for the state to fully fund universal Pre-K programs. We heard from two lawmakers advocating for a funding increase; Asm. Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern), chair of the Assembly Committee on Children and Families, and Asm. Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation.

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September 11, 2019: Teacher of the Year

Published - September 11, 2019

The 2020 New York State Teacher of the Year was announced yesterday. Today, we met this year’s honoree Rachel Murat, a technology and social studies teacher at Maine-Endwell High School.

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September 11, 2019: 9/11 Responder John Feal

Published - September 11, 2019

It’s been nearly two decades since the attacks of September 11, 2001. We commemorated the day and discuss the fight to extend funding for the Victims Compensation Fund with John Feal, 9/11 responder and Founder and President of the Feal Good Foundation.

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September 10, 2019: Rural Broadband

Published - September 10, 2019

Access to high-speed broadband has been a long-lasting issue for rural communities across the state. A hearing coming up later this month is looking for ways to address these concerns. We previewed the hearing with Sen. Rachel May (D-Syracuse), chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, and Hal McCabe, Mayor of the Village of Homer and Director of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources.

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