Author: Tim Williams




COVID-19 continues to keep NY’s seniors isolated and at home

Published - August 3, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020 – At the peak of the pandemic, we heard from the Association on Aging in New York which was trying to help senior New Yorkers battle isolation as stay-at-home orders were put into place. As some restrictions are rolled back, we got an update on this effort from Becky Preve, Executive Director of the Association on Aging in New York.

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Stalemate at NYS Board of Elections as Cuomo dawdles over GOP vacancy

Published - August 3, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020 – Late last week, State Board of Elections Co-Chair Peter Kosinski released a statement saying he would not attend another Board of Elections meeting until the Governor appointed a second Republican Commissioner to the bi-partisan board. Kosinski explained his decision and the latest election issues.

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July 31, 2020: Zephyr Teachout hopes to revive anti-trust movement in America

Published - July 31, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · July 31, 2020: Zephyr Teachout hopes to revive anti-trust movement in America In her new book, Break ‘Em Up, Fordham Law professor and progressive activist Zephyr Teachout, warns of the power that major companies like Monsanto and Amazon have on our economy and politics. We discussed the new book with the author on today’s program.

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July 31, 2020: Environmental roundup with DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos

Published - July 31, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · July 31, 2020: Environmental roundup with DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos We were joined by the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Basil Seggos, for a conversation on the effort to reach the state’s climate goals and much more.

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July 30, 2020: Lawmakers force Cuomo’s hand on legal cover for nursing homes

Published - July 30, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · July 30, 2020: Lawmakers force Cuomo’s hand on legal cover for nursing homes Legislation proposed by Asm. Ron Kim (D-Queens) would roll back protections for nursing homes and hospitals that was included in the state budget. The Assemblymember joined the show to explain how his legislation works.

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July 30, 2020: Legislature approves closure of fracking waste ‘loophole’

Published - July 30, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · July 30, 2020: Legislature approves closure of fracking waste ‘loophole’ Environmental advocates cheered the passage of legislation sponsored by Sen. Rachel May (D-Syracuse) that closes a loophole on the disposal of fracking waste. We heard from the Senator about the bill on today’s program.

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July 29, 2020: Little known unemployment program is helping businesses avoid layoffs

Published - July 29, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · July 29, 2020: Little known unemployment program is helping businesses avoid layoffs In an effort to prevent layoffs amidst this tumultuous economic situation, many states including New York have embraced a shared work system. Maria Figueroa, Director of Labor and Policy Research at the Cornell ILR School, explained how the system works.

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July 29, 2020: Counties could impose big tax increases if federal aid doesn’t materialize

Published - July 29, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · July 29, 2020: Counties could impose big tax increases if federal aid doesn’t materialize New York’s counties are facing a tough fiscal situation due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jack Marren, Chairman of the Board of the Ontario County Supervisors and President of the New York State Association of Counties, discussed the fiscal situation and the need for federal assistance.

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July 29, 2020: After being pushed to the brink, New York cemeteries adapt to new normal

Published - July 29, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · July 29, 2020: After being pushed to the brink, New York cemeteries adapt to new normal At the peak of New York’s fight against COVID-19, hundreds of New Yorkers were dying every day. We got an update on the after-life care industry now that COVID-19 deaths have dropped considerably from David Fleming, Legislative Director of the New York Cemeteries Association.

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July 29, 2020: Election officials debate automatic voter registration

Published - July 29, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · July 29, 2020: Election officials debate automatic voter registration The legislature was busy in their return to Albany this month. One of the bills passed would create an automatic voter registration system in New York. We hosted Jude Seymour, Jefferson County Republican Election Commissioner, and Dustin Czarny, Onondaga County Democratic Election Commissioner, to debate the merits of the system.

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