Colby Hamilton, Writer, WNYC News
Colby Hamilton is a general assignment reporter. He originally joined WNYC as a political blogger. He's a proud graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":
Governor Andrew Cuomo will appear on the show at approximately 11:45 am.
In her State of the City address a few weeks ago Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner announced the creation of a 3-person financial advisory board to help city leaders come to terms with Syracuse's bleak fiscal future. One member of the trio is former Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch who is credited with preventing NYC from falling into insolvency in the mid 1970's. Both Ravitch and Miner join me on "The Capitol Pressroom" today to discuss the future of Syracuse.
And what really happened to shape the health care reform debate in the months leading up to passage of President Obama's health care reform bill? Read Richard Kirsch's new book to find the answers. Richard Kirsch is an Institute Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt institute. As the national campaign manager for Health Care for America Now he was on the front lines of the battle to get what critics have dubbed "Obamacare" passed. His new book "Fighting for our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States" wryly documents the PR and political intrigue that shaped the narrative outside the beltway.
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