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Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

While unions of all stripes continue a full court press against the Governor’s pension reforms, the Empire Center for New York State Policy is out with a poll today indicating a majority of public school teachers support at least some of the pension revisions the Governor is pushing for. Tim Hoefer joins us with the details.

More aid is on the way to victims of flooding in upstate NY.

Common Cause’s Susan Lerner returns with redistricting analysis, as well as what she says are the significant differences between the judicially and legislatively drawn maps.

The Senate Democratic Minority says sure it might be Sunshine Week everywhere else, but here in the murky world of Senate Republican power, things have gotten Duma-like. Senator Liz Kruger, the ranking Dem on the Finance Committee, joins us to discuss this and other issues including redistricting and reproductive rights.

Students and faculty from SUNY and CUNY are asking lawmakers to reverse the decline caused by 3 years of budget cuts totaling almost $2 billion. NYPIRG’s Bill Mahoney, UUP’s Marc Dearstyne of SUNY Cortland and Buffalo State student Alex Bornemisza join us with details.

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