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May 24, 2016: MaryEllen Elia and Chancellor Zimpher, veterans pension buy-back, Sen. John DeFrancisco

New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher explain the TeachNY Advisory Council report and their new partnership aimed at increasing the number of teachers in New York.

We spoke with Bob Becker, the Legislative Coordinator for the NYS Veterans Council, attorney Matt Tully of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Marlene Roll, the Statewide Commander of the VFW in NYS, about legislation that would reform the state’s pension buy-back program for veterans.

Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco (R – Syracuse) joined Susan to discuss his end-of-session priorities.

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