New York NOW
Buffalo Mass Shooting Aftermath, New York’s Gun Laws, Last Weeks of Session

Buffalo Mass Shooting Aftermath, New York’s Gun Laws, Last Weeks of Session

May 20, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW (5/20/22):

  • After a mass shooting killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket last weekend, New York's top officials react, and seek action. We'll have details.
  • - State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, a Democrat from Manhattan who chairs American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, joins us to discuss potential changes to the state's gun laws.
  • - New York City Mayor Eric Adams has a few items he wants lawmakers in Albany to address before they leave for the year, and access to abortion remains a top issue at the State Capitol.
  • Josh Solomon from the Times Union and Zach Williams from the New York Post join us to break down the week.

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Roe v. Wade, Harry Wilson’s Run for Governor, and NY’s New LG

Roe v. Wade, Harry Wilson’s Run for Governor, and NY’s New LG

May 13, 2022

This week: How would an end to Roe v. Wade impact New York? We'll discuss. Then, Harry Wilson lays out his run for governor in this year's Republican primary. And a look at how New York's new lieutenant governor could impact this year's elections. Plus, a new On the Bill. 

 

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Environmental Bond Act on the Ballot, Scaffold Law Reform in New York

Environmental Bond Act on the Ballot, Scaffold Law Reform in New York

May 6, 2022

On the special edition of New York NOW (5/06/22):

  • Voters will decide in November if New York should borrow $4.2 billion over three decades to combat climate change and address environmental damage. Liz Moran from Earthjustice and Kate Kurera from Environmental Advocates New York explain the bond act, and what it would be used for.
  • -New York passed a law in 1885 to protect workers in the construction trades. But, since then, some say the law's been interpreted in ways that have led to abuse. Tom Stebbins from the Lawsuit Reform Alliance explains the Scaffold Law, and why he thinks the state should change it.

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Rep. Tom Suozzi’s Run for Governor, Redistricting Debacle, Enviro Bills in Albany

Rep. Tom Suozzi’s Run for Governor, Redistricting Debacle, Enviro Bills in Albany

April 29, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW (4/29/22):

  • Rep. Tom Suozzi is challenging Gov. Kathy Hochul for the Democratic nomination in this year's race for governor. He joins us to discuss top issues facing voters, and his path ahead.
  • New York's highest state court throws out district lines drawn by the state Legislature for Congress and State Senate. What's next? Keshia Clukey from Bloomberg Government joins us.
  • Hochul wants to replace her now-resigned lieutenant governor on the June primary ballot. We have an update.

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What’s Next in Albany, Working Families Party’s 2022 Strategy, Larry Sharpe’s 2022 Run

What’s Next in Albany, Working Families Party’s 2022 Strategy, Larry Sharpe’s 2022 Run

April 22, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW (4/22/22):

  • - What to watch over the next two months as lawmakers round out this year's legislative session, and the June primary election approaches.
  • - Michael Gormley from Newsday and Marina Villenueve from the Associated Press join us on that and more.
  • - The New York Working Families Party is backing two progressive challengers to the Democratic establishment. State Director Sochie Nnaemeka joins us to explain why, and what's ahead.
  • - Libertarian Larry Sharpe is taking another shot at the governor's office, after first running in 2018. We speak with him about his campaign, and where he stands on top issues.

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Rep. Lee Zeldin & Alison Esposito’s Pitch to New Yorkers, NY’s Lt. Gov. Resigns

Rep. Lee Zeldin & Alison Esposito’s Pitch to New Yorkers, NY’s Lt. Gov. Resigns

April 15, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • Rep. Lee Zeldin, the designated Republican nominee for governor, and Alison Esposito, his running mate and a veteran of the New York City Police Department, sit down for an in-depth interview on issues facing New Yorkers as they campaign for statewide office, including crime and affordability.
  • Brian Benjamin resigns as New York's lieutenant governor after federal prosecutors indict him on campaign bribery charges. Darrell Camp reports on what that means for Gov. Kathy Hochul moving forward, and in this year's election.

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New York’s $220 Billion State Budget, Assm. Edward Ra, What’s Next in Albany

New York’s $220 Billion State Budget, Assm. Edward Ra, What’s Next in Albany

April 8, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature reach an agreement on a $220 billion state budget — the largest in history. We'll have details.
  • Assm. Edward Ra, R-Nassau, is the highest-ranking Republican on the Ways & Means Committee, which negotiates the budget. He joins us.
  • Jon Campbell from WNYC and Keshia Clukey from Bloomberg Industry break down the final days of budget talks, and more from Albany.
  • With the budget done, lawmakers are now turning to other items in the final weeks of session. Darrell Camp reports on one of them.

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Final Days of Budget Talks, Lawmakers Scramble, Path to Ethics Reform

Final Days of Budget Talks, Lawmakers Scramble, Path to Ethics Reform

April 1, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW (4/01/22):

  • We'll take you inside the final days of negotiations around New York's $216+ billion state budget.
  • In the final days of negotiations, the remaining sticking points include tweaks to bail reform, and funding over top priorities, like child care and home care.
  • We'll break it all down with Josefa Velasquez from THE CITY and Bernadette Hogan from the New York Post.
  • Will lawmakers do anything to restore and bolster public trust in state governmentNYPIRG's Blair Horner breaks down what's wrong with the current system, and what could be on the table.

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Budget Deadline Looms, Crime Debate at the Capitol, Sealing Criminal Records in NY

Budget Deadline Looms, Crime Debate at the Capitol, Sealing Criminal Records in NY

March 25, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • With less than a week until New York's $216+ billion budget is due, what's the latest? We'll tell you.
  • A crime plan from Gov. Kathy Hochul isn't getting a warm reception from the Legislature. Darrell Camp reports.
  • Karen DeWitt from New York State Public Radio and Zach Williams from City & State NY join us to break down that and more news from the week.
  • The Clean Slate Act would allow New Yorkers with older convictions to have their records sealed. We discuss with bill sponsor Sen. Zellnor Myrie, D-Brooklyn, and Garrett Smith from the Center for Community Alternatives.
  • And a new On The Bill, our new segment about bills in Albany you might not hear about otherwise.

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What Lawmakers Want in NY’s Budget, Sen. Liz Krueger, Health Care for Immigrants

What Lawmakers Want in NY’s Budget, Sen. Liz Krueger, Health Care for Immigrants

March 18, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • What do Democrats in the State Senate and Assembly want in this year's $216+ billion state budget? We'll tell you.
  • Senate Finance Chair Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, joins us with an update on budget talks, and what's ahead.
  • Michael Gormley from Newsday and Joe Spector from POLITICO New York break down the news of the week, including a budget look-ahead.
  • New York could create a new public health care option for low-income undocumented people. New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Murad Awawdeh joins us to explain.
  • County officials gather in the Albany area and hear from top officials on the budget. Darrell Camp reports.

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