New York NOW
Budget Negotiations Kick Off, Future of Home Care in NY, Maternal Mental Health

Budget Negotiations Kick Off, Future of Home Care in NY, Maternal Mental Health

March 11, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW (3/11/22):

  • We're now in the heat of negotiations on Gov. Kathy Hochul's $216 billion spending plan.
  • David Lombardo from the Capitol Pressroom and Keshia Clukey from Bloomberg Industry join us.
  • New York's home care industry is facing a workforce crisis, fueled by low wages and high turnover. Now, lawmakers are considering solutions. Darrell Camp reports.
  • One in five women will experience depression related to a pregnancy, according to state data. Senate Mental Health Chair Samra Brouk joins us to discuss ways to address that problem.
  • A new mini-segment, called On The Bill, premieres, highlighting legislation aimed at relief for New York's independent pharmacies.

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Republican State Convention, NY GOP Chair Nick Langworthy, Sexual Harassment Bills

Republican State Convention, NY GOP Chair Nick Langworthy, Sexual Harassment Bills

March 4, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • The Republican State Convention was held on Long Island this week to choose the party's designated nominees for statewide office, including governor. We were there, and have a full recap.
  • State Republican Chair Nick Langworthy sits down with us to discuss their strategy in this year's elections and the future of the party.
  • Back in Albany, the State Senate approves a package of bills aimed at strengthening protections against sexual harassment in the workplace. Darrell Camp reports.
  • Bill Mahoney from POLITICO New York has an update in the lawsuit against New York's new district lines for Congress and State Senate.

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GOP Primary for Governor, Joe Pinion’s Run Against Schumer, Future of Alcohol-To-Go

GOP Primary for Governor, Joe Pinion’s Run Against Schumer, Future of Alcohol-To-Go

February 25, 2022
  • - New developments in the Republican primary for governor, with a late entrant to the race and a new candidate for lieutenant governor.
  • - Jon Campbell from WNYC & Gothamist joins us to discuss that, and a new poll out this week on the race for governor.
  • - Sen. Chuck Schumer, who's currently the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, is up for re-election this year. We'll speak with Joe Pinion, a Republican challenging Schumer for the office.
  • - Restaurants want Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature to reinstate alcohol-to-go, which allowed the sale of alcohol with takeout and delivery orders at the height of the pandemic. Melissa Fleischut from the New York State Restaurant Association joins us.
  • - New York prepares as the Russia-Ukraine crisis continues to escalate. Darrell Camp reports.

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State Democratic Convention, State Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs, Good Cause Update

State Democratic Convention, State Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs, Good Cause Update

February 18, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • New York Democrats gather in New York City for the State Democratic Convention, where they designated their nominees for statewide office, including Gov. Kathy Hochul for governor.
  • The party also designated its other nominees, but more happened at the gathering. Darrell Camp was there and has a full recap.
  • State Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs joins us to discuss the party's strategy in this year's elections, and how to unify its different factions.
  • We have an update on legislation to create a "Good Cause" eviction standard, which would set new rules for evictions in New York.
  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams visits Albany, and Hochul says she's undecided on farm workers. Josh Solomon from the Times Union joins us with more.

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Masks Off, COVID Questions Linger, Transforming Upstate NY, What Eric Adams Wants

Masks Off, COVID Questions Linger, Transforming Upstate NY, What Eric Adams Wants

February 11, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • Gov. Kathy Hochul lifts New York's mask mandate, but opponents say face coverings should come off in schools as well.
  • Republicans want the Hochul administration to investigate the previous Cuomo administration's handling of the pandemic, particularly in nursing homes. But the administration says it won't. Darrell Camp reports.
  • How can New York state transform its small- and mid-sized cities, particularly in upstate New YorkSen. Jeremy Cooney, chair of the Cities 2 Committee, and Justin Wilcox from Upstate United join us with their perspectives.
  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams testifies before the state Legislature for the first time since taking office. Bernadette Hogan from the New York Post joins us with a recap.

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New York’s Violent Crime Debate, Redistricting Update, Tech in the Budget

New York’s Violent Crime Debate, Redistricting Update, Tech in the Budget

February 4, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • We have an in-depth look at the debate over the future of cash bail and criminal justice reform in New York. Darrell Camp has this special report.
  • The state Legislature approves new district lines for Congress, State Senate, and the State Assembly. Zach Williams from City & State joins us with details.
  • What's up with tech in this year's state budget? Adam Kovacevich from the Chamber of Progress, a tech coalition, offers his take on issues like broadband and cryptocurrency.

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Bail Reform Debate Update, Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay, Redistricting

Bail Reform Debate Update, Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay, Redistricting

January 28, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • The debate over bail reform heats up in Albany, with new comments from lawmakers and Gov. Kathy Hochul. We'll have an update.
  • Yancey Roy from Newsday and Zach Williams from City & State break down the news of the week.
  • Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay joins us with a proposal to help New Yorkers cope with inflation, and other news out of Albany.
  • Housing is expected to be a top issue this year. Laura Mascuch from the Supportive Housing Network of New York shares her perspective.

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Hochul’s First State Budget, Why it Matters, & What’s Ahead

Hochul’s First State Budget, Why it Matters, & What’s Ahead

January 21, 2022

On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • Gov. Kathy Hochul delivers her first state budget address, and releases her proposal for the state's annual spending plan. We'll have details.
  • Lawmakers react to Hochul's budget, which kicks off negotiations with the Legislature on a final state budget. Darrell Camp reports.
  • Patrick Orecki from the Citizens Budget Commission breaks down the numbers in Hochul's budget plan.
  • Bill Mahoney and Marie French, both from POLITICO NY, have more analysis on Hochul's budget, this week's campaign filings, and more.

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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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