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Senator Tedisco: New License Plates a “Highway Heist”

Senator Tedisco: New License Plates a “Highway Heist”

September 13, 2019

The news that starting April 2020 residents would have to pay a new $25 fee when they register their car, plus an extra $20 if they want to keep the same number, overshadowed the new plate design. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have hammered Governor Cuomo over the news. Capital Region State Senator Jim Tedisco stops by this week to decry what he calls a "highway heist" by the governor.

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Back to School Issues

Back to School Issues

September 6, 2019

Tim Kremer, the longtime executive director at the New York State School Boards Association, joins us in-studio as we look back at bills passed and signed into into law during the year and how it will affect students going forward. We'll look at everything from the "Red Flag" Law to busses that will eventually be equipped with stop-arm technology.

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New York State Bar Association on 2020 Agenda

New York State Bar Association on 2020 Agenda

August 30, 2019

This week Hank Greenberg, the president of the New York State Bar Association, talks about the organization's priorities including legislation that could help rural communities attract and keep lawyers.

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Langworthy’s plan for a GOP comeback in New York

Langworthy’s plan for a GOP comeback in New York

August 23, 2019

The Grand Old Party here in New York is coming off a rough 2018 that saw them lose control of the state senate, as well as a number of important congressional seats. This, of course, is on top of the fact that a Republican hasn't won a statewide race since 2002.

Earlier this summer there was a change in leadership as longtime chairman Ed Cox was officially replaced by Nick Langworthy.  Our Karen DeWitt sat down with the Western New Yorker this week to discuss the party's plan heading into an important 2020 election year.

 

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Retiring CSEA President Reflects on Career

Retiring CSEA President Reflects on Career

August 16, 2019

Danny Donohue, the longtime face and voice of the organization, sits down this week to discuss his memorable battles with several New York Governors and the future strength of unions after the recent Supreme Court ruling in the case Janus vs. AFSCME.

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FDR: The Last 100 Days

FDR: The Last 100 Days

August 9, 2019

This week on New York NOW, author David Woolner discuss his fascinating book on Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Marist College Professor and Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute describes in great detail the burdens the 32nd President felt in “The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace.”

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“Look-back” window opens soon for sexual abuse survivors

“Look-back” window opens soon for sexual abuse survivors

August 2, 2019

Albany-area native Gordon Smith will discuss what he went through in his teenage years at his local church, how it affected him then and now, and why he's filing his lawsuit. Attorney Jennifer Freeman, Smith's lawyer, discusses the number of legal suits that her office is handling in anticipation of the mid-August date.

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Lawsuit over Adirondack snowmobiling trails continues

Lawsuit over Adirondack snowmobiling trails continues

July 26, 2019

The state has been in the process of making community connector trails for snowmobiling in the central and southeastern part of the park, but an injunction was put in place a few years ago that halted the proposed 27-mile stretch. Now the question is how big does a tree have to be in order to be spared for such a project?

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New NYRA President Dave O’Rourke

New NYRA President Dave O’Rourke

July 19, 2019

This week at the historic racecourse, meet Dave O'Rourke, the new President and CEO of the New York Racing Association. NYRA's leadership in the last decade has had its share of issues. O'Rourke replaces Christopher Kay who resigned amid reports that he used NYRA employees to do maintenance work at his Saratoga Springs home.

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Gillibrand Looks to Revive Struggling Presidential Campaign

Gillibrand Looks to Revive Struggling Presidential Campaign

July 12, 2019

Catch up with Presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this week in the all-important state of New Hampshire, which is always the first primary for presidential candidates. She spent seven days in the Granite State, where she is also polling at less than one percent, visiting all ten counties in hopes of boosting her candidacy.

 

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