Jan. 25, 2021 - Could 2021 be the year that adult-use marijuana is legalized in the Empire State? Melissa Moore, New York State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, weighed in on the Governor’s legalization proposal.
Jan. 25, 2021 - What can we expect from the legislature on environmental issues in 2021? Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach), chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, previewed his priorities for this legislative session.
Jan. 25, 2021 - The 2020 elections saw the Republicans lose ground in the state Senate and lose control of the presidency and U.S. Senate. How can the GOP reach more voters and win elections in New York? We discussed it with Dutchess County Executive and 2018 Republican gubernatorial nominee Marc Molinaro.
Jan. 22, 2021 - What does a Biden administration mean for health insurance and delivery in the Empire State? Mark Ustin, Partner and regulatory lobbyist at Farrell Fritz, broke it down for us. (originally aired 11/17/20)
Jan. 22, 2021 - Before he left office, President Trump had reportedly considered giving a pardon or clemency to former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Today, we reheard our summer interview with Joe Spector, Government and Politics Editor for the Atlantic Region of the USA Today Network, on the life and times of this once powerful Assembly Speaker. (originally aired 8/27/20)
Jan. 22, 2021 - Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential victory bodes well for the development of renewable energy projects in New York, according to Noah Shaw, former general counsel for NYSERDA and currently the co-lead of the Hodgson Russ law firm’s renewable energy practice. He discussed administrative actions likely to come from Washington D.C. and the range of possible legislative outcomes from Congress. (originally aired 11/13/20)
Jan. 22, 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. (originally aired 1/6/21)
Jan. 21, 2021 - What does the Governor’s budget proposal mean for human services nonprofits in New York? We asked Michelle Jackson, Executive Director of the Human Services Council, when she joined the program.
Jan. 21, 2021 - The Governor is now backing mobile sports betting in New York which could help fill the state’s budget gap. Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Queens), chair of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, weighed in on the issue.
Jan. 20, 2021 - On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo outlined his budget proposal which is due by April 1st. EJ McMahon, Senior Fellow and Founder at the Empire Center for Public Policy, made sense of the numbers behind it.
Jan. 19, 2021 - We heard from Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors, on the Governor’s plan to start up the state’s arts economy and the process this Capital Region performing arts venue will go through to get back to 100%.
Jan. 19, 2021 - At the peak of the pandemic, there was a rush to get medical equipment and personal protection equipment. Randy Wolken, President and CEO of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, explained the Governor’s push to manufacture more medical products here in the Empire State.
Jan. 18, 2021 - This summer, protests have erupted across the country and state over the killing of George Floyd, an African American Minnesota resident, while in police custody. Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D-Brooklyn) was one of the participants in a Brooklyn protest where police interacted with the crowd. The Senator recounted his experiences at the protest which included being pepper sprayed and handcuffed. (originally aired 6/2/20)