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State Budget Breakdown, Coronavirus Latest, the College Angle

State Budget Breakdown, Coronavirus Latest, the College Angle

April 3, 2020

Get the latest on COVID-19 in New York, and how this year's state budget is different from years past. Also, get a break down the final spending plan and what it means for you. Learn how colleges and universities are helping the state respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and what their loss means for the economy.

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Coronavirus Latest: Sen. Brad Hoylman, Supply Shortage, Budget Update

Coronavirus Latest: Sen. Brad Hoylman, Supply Shortage, Budget Update

March 27, 2020

On this week's edition of New York NOW, COVID-19 could reach its apex sooner than previously thought, says Gov. Andrew Cuomo. We'll have details on what the state is doing to respond, and Karen DeWitt from New York State Public Radio has an update from the state capitol.

State Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, joins us to talk about how the disease has impacted the state's justice system, and if a few key issues will make it into this year's state budget.

Ambulance workers are on the front lines of the crisis, and some say they're running out of much-needed medical supplies. Tom Coyle from the United New York Ambulance Network joins us with more.

And Medicaid is still a looming problem for the state's bottom line. How does COVID-19 play into that, and where is the state on reworking the program? Bill Hammond from the Empire Center explains.

 

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Coronavirus Update, Impact on Restaurants

Coronavirus Update, Impact on Restaurants

March 20, 2020
Note: Information on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. Check our blog posts for the latest information after watching the show.

On this week's edition of New York NOW, COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, is now testing positive in thousands of people in New York, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered several new actions to curb the disease.

Reporters Bernadette Hogan from the New York Post and Yancey Roy from Newsday have been covering the outbreak at the state capitol and join us with the latest updates and what it means for the state budget.

Restaurants in New York state have been ordered to close, and limit themselves to take-out and delivery. What does that mean for the industry, and what comes next? We speak with Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association.

Coronavirus Latest, Sen. James Seward, Cairo Contamination

Coronavirus Latest, Sen. James Seward, Cairo Contamination

March 14, 2020

On this week's edition of New York NOW, COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, has exploded in New York state, with more than 300 cases by the end of the day Thursday. Jon Campbell from the USA Today Network and Karen DeWitt from New York State Public Radio have been covering the outbreak and join us in studio.

In the backdrop of all this is the state budget, which is due by the end of March. We'll speak with State Sen. James Seward, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, about where things stand.

The residents of Cairo, NY recently discovered that traces of toxic chemicals have been found in their drinking water, and now they're trying to figure out what to do next. Ryan Jones has the story.

 

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Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, Coronavirus, Solitary Confinement

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, Coronavirus, Solitary Confinement

March 6, 2020

Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay talks about the state Legislature's response to the novel coronavirus, the state budget, bail reform, and more. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, hit New York this week, with more than a dozen cases diagnosed in the span of six days. Democrats in New York want to overhaul the state's laws on solitary confinement, but a bill with majority support hasn't moved.

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Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, Marijuana, Prevailing Wage

Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, Marijuana, Prevailing Wage

February 28, 2020

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes joins us to talk about her support for legalizing marijuana in New York, the possibility of raising taxes on the wealthy, and more. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other Democrats want to expand the number of construction projects that would require higher pay, called a prevailing wage. Reporter Josefa Velasquez joins Casey Seiler for the Reporters Roundtable.

ICE at State Courthouses, Cash Bail Fact-Check, Reporters

ICE at State Courthouses, Cash Bail Fact-Check, Reporters

February 21, 2020

This week on New York NOW, the Trump administration is targeting state courthouses in New York to find undocumented immigrants for deportation. Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages joins us to talk about her bill that would stop the practice, and legislation to ban so-called "virginity exams."

New York's new laws on cash bail are confusing. We set the record straight with Norman L. Reimer from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Reporters Shannon Young from Politico and Karen DeWitt from New York State Public Radio join Casey Seiler from the Times Union for the Reporters Roundtable.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Gig Economy, Bail Reform

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Gig Economy, Bail Reform

February 14, 2020

Debate over the state's new cash bail laws comes to a boil at the state capitol. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joins us at the state capitol to talk about her recent trip delivering aid to Puerto Rico. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new proposal could provide new regulations and rights for so-called 'gig workers.' Yancey Roy of Newsday and Bernadette Hogan of the New York Post join us for the Reporters Roundtable.

 

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Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Limousine Laws, Bail Reform

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Limousine Laws, Bail Reform

February 7, 2020

On this week's edition of New York NOW, we'll sit down with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins to talk about her priorities for the year, marijuana legalization, bail reform, and more.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara joins us to talk about a series of new laws intended to make limousines safer. He helped craft a few of them.

Reporters Karen Dewitt and Ryan Taranelli from the Associated Press join us for this week's Reporters Roundtable.

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Budget Hearings

Budget Hearings

January 31, 2020

We have reaction as lawmakers begin to digest Governor Cuomo's budget. Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan joins us with his take, & we'll break down where Cuomo plans to spend $33 billion on the environment in the next five years. Casey Seiler from the Times Union is in with the Reporters Roundtable, feat. Marina Villeneuve from the Associated Press and Karen DeWitt from New York Public Radio.

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