New York NOW
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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Cuomo’s Harassment Conundrum, AG’s Report In-Depth, Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins

Cuomo’s Harassment Conundrum, AG’s Report In-Depth, Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins

August 6, 2021

Claims of sexual harassment made against Gov. Andrew Cuomo are found to be credible by independent investigators with the New York Attorney General's Office.

Senate Majority LeaderAndrea Stewart-Cousins joins us with her reaction, and what's next for Cuomo if he doesn't resign.

Bernadette Hogan from the New York Post, and our own Darrell Camp are here with analysis on what this means for Cuomo, and how it could all play out.

 

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Delta Variant Dilemma, State Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs, Immigration Reform Update

Delta Variant Dilemma, State Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs, Immigration Reform Update

July 30, 2021

On this week’s edition of New York NOW: As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in New York amid the Delta variantGov. Andrew Cuomo makes a new push for the vaccine.

Karen DeWitt from New York State Public Radio and our own Darrell Camp join us to discuss that and the news of the week.

State Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs joins us to discuss the party's strategy in next year's elections, including the race for governor.

And Rep. Adriano Espaillat, NY-13, and Eddie Taveras from FWD.US break down the possibility of immigration reform in Congress, including a potential pathway to citizenship.

 

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Cuomo’s Strategy Amid Probe, Electric Vehicle Expansion, COVID-19 Front Lines

Cuomo’s Strategy Amid Probe, Electric Vehicle Expansion, COVID-19 Front Lines

July 23, 2021

On this week’s edition of New York NOW: Dual probes into Gov. Cuomo from the Assembly and the Attorney General's Office continue, but the administration's strategy shifts. We'll tell you more.

Jimmy Vielkind from the Wall Street Journal and Josh Solomon from the Times Union join us with analysis on that and other news from the week.

Lawmakers want to expand access to electric vehicles in New York to help meet the state's climate goals, but that's easier said than done. Darrell Camp has details.

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, local governments in New York scrambled to provide services to their communities, and it wasn't easy. Now, they've written it all down for history.

"Our Darkest Hours: New York County Leadership & the COVID Pandemic" is a new collection of experiences during the pandemic, and all proceeds from the book will benefit food pantries across the state.

We take you back to the front lines of COVID-19 with Stephen Acquario from the New York State Association of Counties and Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, who's also president of the County Executives of America.

 

 

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Eye on Ethics, Rep. Lee Zeldin’s Run for Governor, Cuomo’s Partnership

Eye on Ethics, Rep. Lee Zeldin’s Run for Governor, Cuomo’s Partnership

July 16, 2021

On this week’s edition of New York NOW: New York is notorious for its spotty record on public ethics, and lawmakers want to take new steps toward reform. We'll have details.

Rep. Lee Zeldin, the presumptive Republican nominee for governor in next year's election, stops by with an update on his campaign, and his strategy to win.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a new partnership with likely next New York City Mayor Eric Adams, focused on crime.

Ryan Tarinelli from the New York Law Journal and Kate Lisa from Johnson Newspapers join us for this week's panel on the news of the week.

And payments have started for the enhanced Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan. Darrell Camp has more.

 

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