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Feb. 26, 2021 - This week, Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo administration aide, published a blog in which she outlined her experiences of "pervasive harassment" while working for the Governor. Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Pelham), chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, weighed in on how these allegations should be investigated and the response from high…
 
Feb. 25, 2021 - Gov. Cuomo has announced a slew of changes to the state’s COVID-19 regulations including a limited number of fans that can attend sport events. Dr. Denis Nash, Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the CUNY School of Public Health and Executive Director of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, weig…
 
Feb. 24, 2021 - Asm. Ron Kim (D-Queens), chair of the Assembly Aging Committee, has been one of the most vocal critics of the Cuomo administration’s response to COVID-19 in nursing homes. We heard from the Assemblymember on the response, legislation he is proposing on the topic, and the recent back and forth with the Governor.…
 
Feb. 24, 2021 - On Tuesday, State Attorney General Tish James announced a grand jury voted to not indite the Rochester police officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude. We got an update on the situation in Rochester from Will Cleveland, Public Safety reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle.By WCNY
 
Feb. 23, 2021 - Governor Cuomo has taken political hits over COVID-19 in nursing homes, but will it severely impact his chances at a fourth term? Bradley Tusk, Political strategist and Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Tusk Strategies, discussed why he wouldn’t bet against the Governor.By WCNY
 
Feb. 23, 2021 - The Assembly GOP have been crafting a resolution which would establish a joint legislative committee to investigate the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in nursing homes and the potential to impeach Governor Andrew Cuomo. We heard from the Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R-Pulaski) on these actions.…
 
Feb. 22, 2021 - The high-profile killings of Black Americans by police officers like George Floyd in Minnesota have reignited the debate over qualified immunity for police officers. Sen. Robert Jackson (D-Manhattan) explained his legislation that would curtail that system in the Empire State.By WCNY
 
Feb. 17, 2021 - There appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel in the public health fight against COVID-19. However, the road to economic recovery from the pandemic looks to be a long one. We heard from Jason Bram, Research Officer in Regional Analysis at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Richard Deitz, Assistant Vice President in Regi…
 
Feb. 17, 2021 - Advocates on the left are calling for the state to pursue revenue raisers rather than implementing cuts to public spending to fill the budget gap. Asm. Phil Steck (D-Colonie) and Ken Pokalsky, Vice President of Government Affairs at The Business Council of New York State, weighed in on the pros and cons of the stock transfer tax.…
 
Feb. 16, 2021 - The state recently recognized eleven projects from across the state with Historic Preservation Awards. Daniel Mackay, Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, explained the awards and why these projects were highlighted.…
 
Feb. 15, 2021 – The Adirondack Park Agency board has lost one of its members with the resignation of Chad Dawson. The retired professor of recreation resources management at the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry joined the program to explain his decision to resign. (originally aired 1/6/21)…
 
Feb. 11, 2021 - On Wednesday, members of the Cuomo administration met with a group of Democratic lawmakers to discuss nursing homes. We heard from one of the attendees of the meeting, Sen. James Skoufis (D-Cornwall), chair of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.Note: During the interview, Skoufis says that Health Commis…
 
Feb. 11, 2021 - It’s no secret that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have had a tumultuous relationship. Will that relationship change with the next mayoral administration? Jeff Coltin, Senior Reporter at City and State, joined the program to discuss how the mayoral hopefuls are looking to engage with Albany and Gov. Cuo…
 
Feb. 10, 2021 - A coalition of civic, educational, and business groups are calling on the state to hold assessments for grades 3-8 to get information on how students are doing academically rather than seek a waiver from the federal government. Sam Radford, Past President of the District-Parent Coordinating Council of Buffalo and Co-Chairperson of W…
 
Feb. 10, 2021 - Telehealth services have helped New Yorkers access health services during the pandemic, but some health care advocates are concerned about its long-term shortcomings. Sebrina Barrett, Executive Director of the Association for Community Living, and Ashley Brody, CEO of Search for Change, Inc., weighed in on the issue.…
 
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