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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

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Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Governor Andrew Cuomo will join the show at 11:06 am.

The AP’s Michael Gormley and Bloomberg’s Freeman Klopett will update us on the status of the budget; the challenge behind passage of health insurance exchanges; the trouble with Cuomo’s so-called transfer language. Plus their analysis of this week’s legislative races & the fracas over funding for Somos.

According to more than one analysis, the Governor’s decision to include transfer language in his budget means that unless the two legislative leaders stand their ground – to the point of shutting down state government – Andrew Cuomo may leave Albany this session as the most powerful Governor New York State has seen in recent history. We speak to “the woman who stopped the Westway”, Marcy Benstock of the NY Clean Air Campaign about her latest quest.

And then some music for the weekend. Ruth Pelham, the founder of the Music Mobile, joins us with Pulitzer Prize winning author William Kennedy to talk…and sing…about the role of music in education.

For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.