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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Thomas Kaplan, an Albany Correspondent for the New York Times, shares his political analysis of the events that transpired last week, and racks our focus on one or two key issues we should be paying attention to during the upcoming session.

Gay rights activist Libby Post, co-founder of the Empire State Pride Agenda weighs in on the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms lawsuit challenging the process by which the state’s new same sex marriage law came about.

Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics introduces listeners to opensecrets.org, and how it can be utilized this election year. Plus, how is secrecy in funddraising is affecting politics? What determines transparency? Why should some groups have the ability to maintain funding secrecy others not? Who benefits from this secrecy? When it comes to following the money, Krumholz is considered a top expert. She will join us by phone.