Percoco Trial, Budget Hearings Begin

January 26, 2018

Week One of the trial involving former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Joe Percoco, is in the books. Also, budget hearings began in Albany. Joe Lhota, the chairman of the embattled MTA, faced four hours worth of questions from state lawmakers.

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One-on-One with Budget Director Robert Mujica

January 19, 2018

The 2018-19 spending plan faces a $4.4 billion dollar deficit and uncertainties from Washington which made for a stark presentation to lawmakers. New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica joins us this week to discuss the proposals and some of the new options for tax reform laid out by the Department of Taxation and Finance.

 

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Trouble for Two State Lawmakers

January 12, 2018

Not even two weeks into the new year and already there's trouble for two state lawmakers. 

Senate Independent Conference Leader Jeff Klein and New York City Assemblywoman Pamela Harris both made news this week for the wrong reasons.  Klein, an increasingly powerful senator as he leads the breakaway faction of Senate Democrats, was accused this week by a former staffer of forcibly kissing her outside a bar in Albany in 2015. The Bronx lawmaker denies the claim.

Meanwhile, Harris was indicted this week in Brooklyn on eleven counts including charges of wire fraud, witness tampering, and wrongly claiming money from FEMA after Superstorm Sandy battered the downstate region in 2012. The Reporters Roundtable analyzes these stories. 

Also, get a walk-through of the complicated process of getting a law passed in Albany.

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State of the State Recap

January 5, 2018

Governor Andrew Cuomo brought the State of the State Address back to the Empire State Convention Center in Albany in 2018 after a regional tour last year. 

Matt Ryan and Casey Seiler anchored live coverage from our WMHT Studio in the Capital Region in what turned out to be the longest of Cuomo's eight annual speeches.

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Looking Back and Ahead to 2018

December 31, 2017

The last program of 2017 looks back at a relatively quiet political year and looks ahead to the all-important 2018 political season.

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2017 in Soundbytes

December 31, 2017

Before we move on to the all-important political year of 2018, we went back into our archives for some of the most memorable interviews and analysis.  See how many voices you recognize.  See you in 2018!

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Kolb Enters Governor’s Race

December 22, 2017

Assemblyman Brian Kolb discusses why he decided to take up the challenge to run for governor. Learn about The Future of Truth, a complimentary digital project that provided an opportunity for UAlbany students to interview veteran journalists on a variety of topics.

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Cuomo’s Gaggle Overshadows REDC

December 18, 2017

The Reporters Roundtable recaps the latest happenings at the State Capitol including the FBI's investigation into Governor Cuomo's hiring practices, the governor's controversial interactions with the press after the Regional Economic Development Council awards, and the announcement of Assemblyman Brian Kolb's candidacy for governor.

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The Cuomo Bridge Naming Controversy

December 9, 2017

A profile of Monroe Mann, Jr.'s crusade to change the name of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge back to the Tappan Zee. The Reporter's Roundtable discusses Governor Cuomo's controversial approach to his latest conference call with the Capital Region press corps and the potential impact of the impending tax overhaul bill.

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Senator Liz Krueger on Possible IDC Deal, Sexual Harassment

December 1, 2017

Senator Liz Krueger discusses the possibility of mainline Senate Democrats and breakaway Independent Democratic Conference merger and the potential legislative ramifications. The Reporters Roundtable discusses the workplace harassment sanctions against Rensselaer County Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin.

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