Bartoletti looks back at Capitol years

June 23, 2017

Bartoletti looks back at Capitol years

One of the most respected and well-known good-government advocates is stepping away from the Capitol.

Barb Bartoletti, the League of Women Voters Legislative Director since 1988, is retiring. We have her on this week to look back at her early days lobbying in the Capitol and how the relationships between lawmakers have changed.

 

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Malliotakis Looks to Become First Female Mayor of NYC

June 16, 2017

Many New York City residents thought they'd see their first female mayor in 2013 when Christine Quinn was the favorite on the Democratic side.  She was upset by Bill de Blasio, who went on to win in November as well.

In 2017, Nicole Malliotakis is hoping to break that glass ceiling. 

The State Island Assemblywoman is believed to be the first Republican woman to ever run for the post.  She will have to get by a primary challenge from Paul Massey in September, but if she does she will take on the mayor in the fall.

This week Malliotakis tells us why she's taking on the tall task and where she thinks de Blasio has failed residents of the five boroughs. 

For more news, visit nynow.org

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Final Legislative Push Underway

June 9, 2017

With less than two weeks left of the legislative session, lawmakers and advocates are attempting to get their pieces of legislation passed before June 21.  We review a busy week at the State Capitol at our Reporters Roundtable.

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What’s Next for the State Legislature?

June 2, 2017

It's hard to believe but the state legislature is scheduled to wrap up in three weeks. The vast majority of Governor Cuomo's agenda was passed in the April budget. So, what's left for lawmakers?  We'll ask Jon Campbell of the USA Today Network and Ken Lovett of the Daily News at the Reporters Roundtable.

Also, there have been many contentious town halls across the country in 2017.  What happens at one with a popular incumbent in a safe congressional district?  We found out this week when Rep. Paul Tonko met constituents in suburban Albany.

For more news, visit nynow.org

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SUNY Chancellor Discusses Legacy

May 26, 2017

After eight years on the job, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will be stepping down in June. We have an exit interview with Zimpher where she discusses her legacy, the future, and SUNY's Excelsior Scholarship, which will provide free tuition for qualifying students, a major initiative that was passed in this year's state budget.

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NYN Throwdown: The Alt v. Politifact NY

May 24, 2017

Dan Clark of Politifact New York goes up against David Howard King, the editor and associate publisher of The Alt. Our Empire State trivia battle features questions on Andrew Cuomo, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Harriet Tubman, and more.

For more, visit nynow.org.

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Should Cat Declawing Be Illegal?

May 19, 2017

Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat from Manhattan, has proposed a bill that would outlaw the practice.  If passed, New York State would be the first in the nation to do so.  We hear from Rosenthal and an upstate veterinarian who doesn’t think the legislature should ‘insert themselves into my professional capacity.’ 

 

Find more news at http://www.nynow.org

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A Look Back at the Political Debate Across New York

May 12, 2017

From the sometimes contentious community forum with North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to the question of the legality of "lulus" for members of the Independent Democratic Conference, we analyze the news with Ken Lovett of The Daily News and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio.

 

Learn More: http://nynow.wmht.org/blogs/politics/a-look-back-at-the-political-debate-across-new-york/

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Ridesharing Comes to New York

May 5, 2017

After years of waiting, New Yorkers on Long Island and upstate will finally be able to take advantage of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft as soon as this summer. The bill was passed in April's state budget and we take a deep dive into the legislation including  how it may affect the traditional taxi cab industry. Also, at the Reporters Roundtable, we discuss the just-passed American Health Care Act. 

Visit nynow.org for more. 

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NYN Throwdown: Millennials go head-to-head

May 2, 2017

The sixth edition of our New York State trivia battle is here!

Up-and-coming reporters Keshia Clukey of Politico New York and Ashley Hupfl of City and State square off against each other as they are quizzed on topics like state politics, geography, infrastructure, and other Empire State pop culture topics.

Explore More: http://nynow.wmht.org/blogs/politics/nyn-throwdown-millennials-go-head-to-head

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