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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

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Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Chairman of the State Senate Finance Committee John DeFrancisco discusses the how events of the past week unfolded; his conference’s next step in the “prisoner gerrymandering lawsuit”; and his priorities for the upcoming session.

And then we look at the view from DC, first with 23rd Congressional District Rep. Bill Owens who will comment on Albany versus DC in light of the recent compromise on the millionaire's tax. We will also ask him about the payroll tax cut, regulation and the US mail.

And 21st Congressional District Rep. Paul Tonko a former member of the New York State Assembly, weighs in on transparency versus productivity in Washington as well as in Albany, and why one set of lawmakers is able to compromise while the other appears not to.