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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, D-132nd District - parts of Rochester, and the towns of Irondequoit & Brighton – chairs the Standing Committee on Insurance and sits on the Rules and Ways and Means committees. He will join us in the studio to discuss this afternoon’s special session, as well as the possibility of a constitutional amendment on casino gambling.

Frank Mauro of the Fiscal Policy Institute weighs in on the three-way tax restructuring deal announced by Governor Cuomo & Legislative leaders yesterday.

Cathy Kenny of the American Petroleum Institute compares the Empire State's due diligence around hydrofracking, to that of other states.

And even as opponents of New York's same sex marriage law win a round in court, Robert Freeman of the State's Committee on Open Government isn't convinced that the Governor violated the state's open meetings law by conducting closed meetings to court GOP supporters in advance of the vote.