New York NOW
Jay Jacobs’ Future, Cuomo‘s Lawyer Defends Him, Recreational Marijuana, and Cell Coverage

Jay Jacobs’ Future, Cuomo‘s Lawyer Defends Him, Recreational Marijuana, and Cell Coverage

October 25, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

-New York Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs is under fire for comments about the Buffalo mayoral race

-Rita Glavin, the attorney for former governor Andrew Cuomo, is continuing to defend him against sexual harassment allegations

-David Lombardo from Capitol Pressroom joins to talk about those stories

-Kaelan Castetter from Cannabis Group gives us an update on the state's recreational marijuana program

-The Future of Work when it comes to workforce development, likely involves some form of education. We'll take a look at what that means 

-Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara joins to talk about cell service coverage in Upstate New York

 

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Future of NY‘s Farms, COVID-19 Under Hochul, Court Costs Conundrum

Future of NY‘s Farms, COVID-19 Under Hochul, Court Costs Conundrum

October 15, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • New York's farms are at a crossroads as New York considers lowering the amount 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.
  • Another legal setback for Gov. Kathy Hochul's vaccine mandate for health care workers, and an apology for families of nursing home residents.
  • Mike Gormley from Newsday and Anna Gronewold from POLITICO NY join us to discuss the week's news out of the state capitol.
  • State lawmakers are considering legislation to curb court costs, which can land people in legal limbo. Darrell Camp has details.

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Hochul‘s First 45 Days, Jumaane Williams, Access to Broadband

Hochul‘s First 45 Days, Jumaane Williams, Access to Broadband

October 8, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • Gov. Kathy Hochul's self-imposed 45-day transition period is now over. We'll look at what she's done — and what's ahead.
  • Jimmy Vielkind from the Wall Street Journal and Marina Villeneuve from the Associated Press join us on that and more.
  • New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins us to discuss his potential bid for governor in next year's election, challenging Hochul for the ticket.
  • Thousands of New Yorkers still live without access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet, or broadband, and there are ideas to fix that problem. Darrell Camp has that story.
Vaxxed In, Race for Governor, SUNY Status Update, Excluded Workers

Vaxxed In, Race for Governor, SUNY Status Update, Excluded Workers

October 1, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • - New York's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers begins. We'll tell you how it's going.
  • - Another Democrat is taking steps toward a run for governor, and a third could be close behind. We'll explain.
  • - SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras joins us with an update on the state's system of public colleges and universities, and how he wants to see it grow.
  • - Fred Kowal from United University Professions, the union that represents SUNY workers, has an update on how they're handling the vaccine mandate, and why that issue is tied to funding from the state.
  • - The Excluded Workers Fund, which provides COVID-19 relief for undocumented people, isn't working for everyone.
  • - Massarah Mikati from the Times Union and Kate Lisa from Johnson Newspapers join us for this week's panel.

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Zucker‘s Out, Climate Change, School Year Status, Affordable Housing Crisis

Zucker‘s Out, Climate Change, School Year Status, Affordable Housing Crisis

September 24, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, who led the agency through the pandemic, has submitted his resignation.
  • Gov. Kathy Hochul spends Climate Week rolling out new initiatives from the state.
  • Marie French from POLITICO NY and Bernadette Hogan from the New York Post join us to discuss those topics and more.
  • The school year starteda few weeks ago, and COVID-19 is still running the show. Darrell Camp has that story.
  • New York needs more affordable housing, but there's no easy fix. Jolie Milstein from the New York State Association for Affordable Housing joins us to break it down.
  • And lawmakers take a closer look at the state's voting and election laws.

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Ethics Update, Redistricting Debacle, Upstate Economy, Helping Victims

Ethics Update, Redistricting Debacle, Upstate Economy, Helping Victims

September 17, 2021

We explore how Gov. Kathy Hochul and lawmakers could bolster the state's public ethics laws, and the agency that enforces them.

We have the first set of proposed maps for redrawing New York's congressional and legislative districts.

Keshia Clukey from Bloomberg and our own Darrell Camp join us to discuss that and more.

Sen. Jeremy Cooney, chair of the Cities 2 Committee, talks about how the state could help New York's small and midsize cities.

Elias Farah from the Sexual Harassment Working Group and Michael Polenberg from Safe Horizon tell us how New York could strengthen the state's sexual harassment and victim justice laws.

 

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Ida‘s Impact, Extraordinary Eviction Session, NY‘s Opioid Crisis

Ida‘s Impact, Extraordinary Eviction Session, NY‘s Opioid Crisis

September 3, 2021

Several New Yorkers have died after flooding downstate from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Now, Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to prepare for the next storm.

Lawmakers made a special trip back to Albany this week to act on evictions, New York's marijuana legalization roll-out, and more. We'll have details.

Keshia Clukey from Bloomberg News, and Ryan Tarinelli from the New York Law Journal join to discuss the news of the week.

International Overdose Awareness Day was this week. Sen. Pete Harckam, the chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance abuse joins to discuss the opioid crisis.

President Biden set Aug. 31 as the deadline for the U.S. military to leave Afghanistan, but his plan wasn't without its critics. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the presumptive GOP nominee for governor, shares his thoughts as an Iraq veteran. 

 

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Gov. Kathy Hochul, Cuomo’s Out, Eviction Moratorium Deadline

Gov. Kathy Hochul, Cuomo’s Out, Eviction Moratorium Deadline

August 27, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW: Gov. Kathy Hochul is sworn into office as the 57th governor of the state of New York and the first woman to serve in the role — and she's picked a lieutenant governor.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo leaves office, but it doesn't look like he's going quietly.

Zach Williams from City & State and Kate Lisa from Johnson Newspapers are here to discuss that and the other news of the week.

New York's eviction moratorium is about to expire, and with action from the state, stakeholders are warning of a major homelessness crisis

Former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who now heads WIN, a homelessness services provider, joins us to discuss what she thinks should happen, and what's next.

And the Delta variant continues to spread around New York. Darrell Camp talks to an infectious disease expert.

 

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Hochul’s Rise, Cuomo’s Last Days, Voting Rights Reform

Hochul’s Rise, Cuomo’s Last Days, Voting Rights Reform

August 20, 2021

On this week's edition of New York NOW: Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul will take office next week. What are we expecting out of her first days in office?

At the same time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is entering his final days in office. What's next for him?

Anna Gronewold from POLITICO and Yancey Roy from Newsday join us to discuss.

The state Legislature is considering a bill that would make it harder for landlords to evict their tenants. Darrell Camp reports.

And later: After a handful of states began approving laws that appeared to limit access to votingCongress is considering federal election reform that could make it easier to make it to the ballot box. Rosemary Rivera from Citizen Action of New York shares her perspective.

 

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Cuomo Resigns, Hochul to Become Acting Governor, Will Impeachment Continue?

Cuomo Resigns, Hochul to Become Acting Governor, Will Impeachment Continue?

August 13, 2021

On this week’s edition of New York NOW: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resigned, making Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul the soon-to-be 57th governor of New York state, and the first woman to serve in the role.

We'll discuss how we got here, and what could be coming next, including if the Legislature will go through with impeachment against Cuomo with him leaving office.

Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay joins us to discuss the future of impeachment, and how Hochul may interact with the Legislature

Plus, who is Kathy Hochul? We'll have a look at her life and career, and what led her to this moment

 

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