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The New Legislative Session, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

The New Legislative Session, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

January 14, 2022
  • On this week's edition of New York NOW:

    • The new legislative session technically started last week, but lawmakers began to approve legislation this week and plot their course for the year.
    • Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaks with us about the new legislative session and what's ahead.
    • Keshia Clukey from Bloomberg Government and Kate Lisa from Johnson Newspapers join us with more on the week's news.
    • The New York Court of Appeals, the state's equivalent to SCOTUS, has a new judge.
    • Alcohol-to-go, a pandemic-era rule change that restaurants want make permanent, could make a comeback this year. Reporter Darrell Camp has the details.
    • New York is considering lowering the overtime threshold from farmworkers from 60 hours to 40 hours. We'll have an update.

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Hochul’s State of the State, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Start of Session

Hochul’s State of the State, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Start of Session

January 7, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • Gov. Kathy Hochul delivers her first State of the State address. We'll have details.
  • Are lawmakers on board with Hochul's vision for the new year? Reporter Darrell Camp has reaction.
  • Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt joins us with his take on Hochul's address, and what's ahead for this year's legislative session.
  • Karen DeWitt from New York State Public Radio and Jon Campbell from WNYC/Gothamist join us with the news of the week, including analysis on Hochul's address, and more.

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Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address

Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address

January 6, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul's 2022 State of the State Address, with commentary from New York NOW Managing Editor Dan Clark, Capitol Pressroom Host David Lombardo, and MetroFocus Host Jenna Flanagan.

 

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Broadband Infrastructure, Cell Service Coverage, Affordable Housing Access

Broadband Infrastructure, Cell Service Coverage, Affordable Housing Access

January 3, 2022
  • We take another look at the challenges New York faces with broadband internet accessibility, in both rural and urban areas.
  • Assm. Angelo Santabarbara joins to discuss challenges with cell service infrastructure across the state. (Originally aired 10/21)
  • Jolie Milstein from the New York State Association for Affordable Housing also explains what affordable housing is, an provides potential solutions for a lack of housing in New York. (Originally aired 9/21)
Revisiting the New York Health Act, Good Cause Eviction

Revisiting the New York Health Act, Good Cause Eviction

December 23, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • We revisit the debate over the New York Health Act, a bill that would create single-payer health care in New York.
  • Sen. Jabari Brisport and Elisabeth Benjamin from the Community Service Society of New York join us to explain their support for the measure.
  • Lev Ginsburg from the Business Council and Ed Farrell from the Retired Public Employees Association explain why they oppose it.
  • Reporter Darrell Camp explores the future of 'Good Cause Eviction,' a tenant-targeted measure that lawmakers could consider on the statewide level in the new year.

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COVID Winter Warning, Rep. Tom Suozzi‘s Run for Governor, Minding Misinformation

COVID Winter Warning, Rep. Tom Suozzi‘s Run for Governor, Minding Misinformation

December 17, 2021

On the latest edition of New York NOW:

  • - State health officials in New York warn of an anticipated winter COVID-19 surge amid the spread of the Omicron variant. We'll have details, and Bernadette Hogan from the New York Post joins us.
  • - Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Long Island, is running for governor. He joins us to discuss his campaign, and top issues facing New York voters.
  • - The spread of fake news and misinformation seems to get worse every day. We discuss solutions with Briana McNamee from the New York Library Association and Kelly Wetherbee from DemocracyReady NY's Media Literacy Chapter.

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Race for Governor Tightens, SUNY Chancellor Resigns, Race for Attorney General

Race for Governor Tightens, SUNY Chancellor Resigns, Race for Attorney General

December 10, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • - The race for governor tightens as New York Attorney General Letitia James ends her bid for the job, instead saying she'll seek reelection. We'll have details, and reporter Darrell Camp has a look at the race.
  • - SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras resigns over news of his past behavior in the workplace, and ties for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Rachel Silberstein, an education reporter from the Times Union, joins us with details.
  • - The race for New York Attorney General is heating up, now with incumbent AG Letitia James jumping back in. We'll speak with two candidates: Former New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo, a Democrat, and New York City attorney Michael Henry, a Republican.

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New York‘s Climate Change Strategy, Governor‘s Race Update, More Cuomo Transcripts

New York‘s Climate Change Strategy, Governor‘s Race Update, More Cuomo Transcripts

December 3, 2021

On the latest edition of New York NOW:

  • - New York is moving ahead with its long-term strategy for responding to climate change, including ways to reduce emissions, promote renewable energy, and more.
  • - New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and New York Energy Research & Development Authority President Doreen Harris join us to go through it, and give us an update.
  • - Julie Tighe from the New York League of Conservation Voters explains how the federal Build Back Better bill could help New York's investments in a new climate-friendly future, and what else could be done at the state level.
  • - Next year's race for governor continues to evolve, with Rep. Tom Suozzi throwing his hat in the ring this week for the Democratic nomination.
  • - A fresh batch of transcripts from the Attorney General's investigation into claims of sexual harassment against Gov. Cuomo were released this week.
  • Bill Mahoney from POLITICO NY and our own Darrell Camp are in studio to discuss that and more.

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The Future of Work: Revisited

The Future of Work: Revisited

November 24, 2021

New York's child care industry is facing unique challenges coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, with providers closing, and parents struggling to afford the service. But the industry has been in trouble for years, with some now calling for change. We'll take you there.

New York's farms are at a crossroads as New York considers lowering the number of hours needed for farmworkers to earn overtime. We have an in-depth look at the issue, which could have major consequences for the state's food and agriculture industry.

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Future of Bail Reform, Sen. Zellnor Myrie, Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

Future of Bail Reform, Sen. Zellnor Myrie, Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

November 19, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • The debate over New York's bail reform laws heats up, suggesting it could be a top issue for lawmakers next year.
  • Zach Williams from City & State and Marina Villeneuve from the Associated Press join us to talk about that and the other news of the week.
  • Senate Elections Chair Zellnor Myrie has released a report on New York's elections and voting systems, including problems and solutions. We'll discuss.
  • At least 14 people have died this year, some by suicide, at Rikers Island, New York City's jail complex. Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, who heads a commission on solutions for Rikers, joins us with a plan to ease the crisis.
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