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Podcast by WCNY

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Episodes

Cuomo tweaks his marijuana plan in third legalization effort

1/25/2021
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.

Duration:00:13:57

Senate Environmental chair on Governor’s budget and legislative priorities

1/25/2021
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.

Duration:00:13:57

What’s next for the Republican Party?

1/25/2021
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.

Duration:00:24:23

Audio Vault: What a Biden admin means for health care in the Empire State

1/22/2021
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)

Duration:00:13:57

Audio Vault: The life and times of inmate Sheldon Silver

1/22/2021
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)

Duration:00:09:48

Audio Vault: Biden brightens New York’s renewable energy future

1/22/2021
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)

Duration:00:13:57

Audio Vault: Lucrative state tax break reformed after years of abuse

1/22/2021
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)

Duration:00:12:27

Senate Dems eyes tax increase on millionaires beyond Cuomo’s proposal

1/21/2021
Jan. 21, 2021 - Sen. Brian Benjamin (D-Harlem), chair of the Senate’s Budget and Revenue Committee, shared his thoughts on the Governor’s budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.

Duration:00:13:57

Nonprofits find little relief in Cuomo’s proposed budget

1/21/2021
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.

Duration:00:13:57

The fight over New York’s plastic bag restrictions isn’t over

1/21/2021
Jan. 21 2021 - We got an update on the state’s plastic bag ban from Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director at the New York Public Interest Research Group.

Duration:00:09:48

Cuomo and lawmakers open the door to tax cuts for upstate casinos

1/21/2021
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.

Duration:00:16:58

Double checking Cuomo’s budget math

1/20/2021
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.

Duration:00:13:57

Assembly Transportation chair weighs in on Cuomo’s budget proposal

1/20/2021
Jan 20, 2021 - What does the road ahead look like for the Assembly Transportation Committee? We found out when Asm. Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) joined the program.

Duration:00:12:27

Source of proposed state funding increase for schools stirs up opposition

1/20/2021
Jan. 20, 2021 - Sen. Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers), chair of the Senate Education Committee, weighed in on the Governor’s budget proposal and what it means for New York’s schools and students.

Duration:00:13:57

Siena Poll: COVID-19 Vaccine resistance creates strange bedfellows in NY

1/20/2021
Jan. 20, 2021 - Steve Greenberg, Siena College pollster, came back with the latest Siena poll results which took a look at the outgoing President’s favorability ratings and more.

Duration:00:09:48

Legal Roundup: Cuomo rebuked and abortion case has Supreme Court potential

1/19/2021
Jan. 19, 2021 - Robert Rosborough, Litigation Partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna and writer of the New York Appeals blog, joined us with analysis of the latest legal issues in the Empire State.

Duration:00:13:57

Performing arts venue sees potential light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel

1/19/2021
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%.

Duration:00:12:27

New York manufacturers see potential resurgence with Cuomo initiatives

1/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:09:48

Cuomo makes big headway toward ‘green future’ with wind energy commitment

1/19/2021
Jan. 19, 2021 - Joe Martens, Director of the NY Offshore Wind Alliance, discussed the Governor’s proposal to expand New York’s wind energy portfolio.

Duration:00:20:58

Audio Vault: Protesting while black: Senator pepper sprayed & handcuffed

1/18/2021
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)

Duration:00:13:57