Joseph Carlino

Sunday, May 31, 1959

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Jay Nelson Tuck moderates.

Guest is Joseph Carlino, Republican Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly. Discusses off-track betting and the City-State relationship.

Panelists include Stan Siegel, Lillian Affan, Barbara Benmolche.


Carlino opposes off-track betting. Does not believe that major state funds should be collected through gambling, which he believes exploits some. Does not believe that this kind of taxation can be compared to taxes on liquor.

Opposes question that insinuates that the people of New York City pay more than half of all state taxes collected in New York state. The only area in which the city receives less than the rest of the state is in education - he defends this formula, which is based on the number of pupils that attend the school, and it adjusted by the property value of homes in the school district.

Also, questions regarding upstate students being admitted into City Colleges.

Upcoming vote to allow the people to decide if they want to take on $5 million
of debt to construct schools for the next ten years.

Carlino states that he will run for the Speaker of the Assembly position.

Carlino speaks positively of Governor Rockefeller and says if he declared himself for the US Presidency he would support him.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72094
Municipal archives id: LT8462


Lillian Affan, Barbara Benmolche, Joseph Carlino, Stan Siegel and Jay Nelson Tuck


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