Invasive Species, New NFIB Director

July 14, 2018

It is “Invasive Species Week” in New York State and this weekend. Take a look at how one of the more well-known pests has done damage to trees. Also, Greg Biryla, the new National Federation of Independent Business State Director discusses New York’s economic development policy, the recent SCOTUS Janus decision, and the Unincorporated Business Tax Proposal.

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Will New York End the Tipped Wage Credit?

July 6, 2018

Late last year Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Department of Labor would be holding a series of hearings across the state to look at the possibility of ending the tipped wage credit for service workers. This week's feature story looks at what that could mean for businesses across the state and why some think this "subminimum wage" can lead to unintended consequences like sexual harassment.

 

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One-on-One with Attorney General Underwood

June 29, 2018

New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood discusses her lawsuit against the Trump foundation, the recent Janus SCOTUS decision and going ahead with rearguing the dismissal case against Rensselaer County DA Abelove.

 

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Miner Running for Governor

June 22, 2018

Rumored to possibly be a candidate for Congress or governor, former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has decided on the latter. The one-time co-chair of the Democratic Party in New York is not only running to replace Andrew Cuomo but she'll do so on a yet-to-be-named party line.

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North Country Democrats Do Battle

June 22, 2018

Our latest congressional primary podcast looks at a very interesting race in the North Country among Democrats.

Five candidates - Katie WilsonDylan RatiganTedra CobbEmily Martz, and Patrick Nelson - are vying for the right to take on Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in the 21st District. Reporters Dave Lombardo of the Times Union and Sean Ewart of New York StateWatch join Matt Ryan to break down the crowded field.  Primary Day is Tuesday, June 26th.

*Eliot Spitzer sound courtesy of WAMC.

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Podcast: Breaking down NY19 Democrats

June 17, 2018

In this pop-up podcast, Rachel Silberstein of the Times Union is our guest as we discuss the huge field of Democrats hoping to take on Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) this fall.  The June 26th primary will feature seven Democrats from the sprawling 19th Congressional District.

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Poor People’s Campaign: 40 Days of Action

June 15, 2018

Examine the Poor People's Campaign going on in New York. Its mission is to bring to light the plight of systemic poverty and racism, militarism, and ecological devastation. The New York coordinator Barbara Smith of Albany sits down for an interview. Also, get an analysis of the week's news.

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Gianaris on Senate Dysfunction, November Election

June 10, 2018

Queens Senator Mike Gianaris sits down to discuss how the gridlock could affect legislation in the last two weeks of the session. The Astoria native is also once again leading the charge for his party in the battle to take back the majority.

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Senate Dysfunction Returns

June 1, 2018

It's been almost a decade since the "Senate Coup" brought a stalemate to the chamber, but the old days may be coming back.

Republican Tom Croci's decision to return to active duty in the U.S. Navy means the State Senate has an equal number of members in both conferences.  If the 31 senators on both sides of the aisle vote along party lines, nothing will get passed. 

Dave Lombardo of the Times Union and Dan Clark of Politifact New York join the Reporters Roundtable this week to analyze the dramatic events that took place inside the Capitol.

Also, we'll hear from Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie as his Democratic conference looks into the possible legalization of sports betting and marijuana.

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Convention Wrap-Up

May 25, 2018

The Democrats overwhelmingly selected Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Attorney General candidate Tish James, and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to represent them this fall.  Cuomo, despite the fact that he is a heavy favorite to beat Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon in the September primary, still brought in the biggest names in his party for support.  Hillary Clinton endorsed him on Wednesday  and Joe Biden nominated him 24 hours later. 

On the Republican side, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is at the top of the ticket.  He's joined on the ballot by Keith Wofford, the first GOP African American nominee for Attorney General and Jonathan Trichter for comptroller.

Ken Lovett of the Daily News and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio join us for analysis.

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