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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Assemblywoman Grace Meng is running for the New York City Congressional seat being vacated by Gary Ackerman. She joins us to discuss her decision to run, and reflects on her time in the legislature.

This morning the Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Elizabeth Glazer is scheduled to join members of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence to discuss expansion of the state’s DNA Databank. State Senator Dan Squadron is the lead sponsor of a bi-partisan bill in that house that would establish the crime of aggravated domestic violence. What is it? We will find out.

When we last checked in with our Energy Committee Chairmen, State Senator George Maziarz was much more interested in seeing such a ‘highway’ span from western NY, rather than come down from Canada. The reason? He says it could utilize the underutilized New York State energy companies that populate upstate. He is also adamantly against shutting down Indian Point’s aging nuclear facility.

Meanwhile, across the aisle and down the hall, Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill is equally determined to shut down Indian Point, and replace that energy with a mixture of conservation efforts and clean power, like hydro… perhaps from Canada.

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