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Dispatches from Planet Albany – Legislating 101: The end-of-session sausage-making

Two bills – one imposing a controversial waste reduction mandate and the other a broadly supported employee benefit update – successfully made it through the state Senate in the waning days of the legislative session in June, but didn’t end up coming up for a vote in the Assembly. Both of these measures were expected to make it to the governor’s desk, so we explored what happened. Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Pete Harckham, a Westchester County Democrat, talks about the effort to curb plastic packaging waste and Assembly Labor Committee Chair Harry Bronson, a Rochester-area Democrat, discusses the legislation increasing short-term paid medical leave.

David Lombardo, host of WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom and CONNECT-NY, brings to Community FM this podcast, all about the dynamics of power and politics in our State Capitol.

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