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.

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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.


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.

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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.’ 


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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/


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. 

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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


Journalist on Rural America’s Support for Trump

April 28, 2017


When Wall Street trader-turned-journalist Chris Arnade started his cross-country trip his focus was on chronicling addiction. Another story consistently appeared, though: Rural America's support for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. We sit down with Arnade to discuss the people he's met and the stories he's discovered while on his 175,000 mile journey.

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Find Chris Arnade on Twitter: @Chris_Arnade


End of Session Issues

April 21, 2017

The budget is finished, but how much more will the legislature accomplish before the end of session in June?  Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio and Bill Mahoney of Politico New York help us sort out what may be priorities for lawmakers. Also, the Olympic Regional Development Authority has a new leader.  Our Matt Ryan traveled to Lake Placid to interview Mike Pratt.

 Learn More: http://nynow.wmht.org/blogs/politics/end-of-session-issues/


Cuomo’s Post-Budget Victory Tour

April 14, 2017

Governor Andrew Cuomo goes on a post-budget victory tour of the state. The Reporter's Roundtable analyzes highlights of the newly passed state budget. Also, Chief Judge John Roberts speaks at an assembly at RPI and a recap of Congressman John Faso's town hall.