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Listen to the Chaos Behind the Albany Budget Negotiations

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Things got heated as frustrated legislators debated "the worst budget I've ever seen."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Iran's Extended Deadline; Yacht Tax; Toms River

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Iran nuclear discussions extended deadline; The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Commissioner; Albany's yacht tax and the Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Fagin.

WNYC News

Cuomo's Signature Ethics Plan Isn't Exciting Anyone

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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The new state budget will require legislators with outside jobs to report all sources of income over $1,000, but AG Eric Schniederman says lawmakers shouldn't have any outside work.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Makes a Budget Deal

Monday, March 30, 2015

Lawmakers in Albany have announced a budget deal. Capital New York's Jimmy Vielkind discusses the details of the deal, including what's missing and what made it in. 

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WNYC News

Big Deal Ethics Plan May Be No Deal at All

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Cuomo and Heastie praise their ethics package. Skelos says not so fast.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Three Men (and a Woman?) In a Room

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senate Minority Leader (D-35), says she deserves a spot at the table with the proverbial "three men in a room" during Albany's budget negotiations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Potential for Ethics Reform in Albany

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Assembly Speaker and Governor came to an agreement on ethics reform last night. Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky shares the details, then good government groups weigh in.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYS Budget; Latinos and Race & All About Rust

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins; good government groups watch the New York State budget; racism in the Latino community; Starbucks' "Race Together" campaign & what rust teaches us.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Politics: Email Transparency and Budget Talks

Monday, March 16, 2015

Capital New York's Albany bureau chief, Jimmy Vielkind, discusses Gov. Andrew Cuomo's search for an appropriate email-retention policy, budget talks and other news from upstate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mr. de Blasio Goes to Albany

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WNYC's Brigid Bergin discusses Mayor de Blasio's several requests from Albany - including funding for affordable housing, education funding and more mayoral control.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYS Senator Savino; Problems on Rikers; Faith in Palestine; An Internal Review of Bridgegate

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Since Russia annexed Crimea, relations with the U.S. are...strained. Angela Stent, Georgetown professor and fellow at the Brookings Institution, looks at the U.S.-Russia relationship as it stands now. Plus: New York State Senator Diane Savino talks about the state's budget negotiations and her support for legalized medical marijuana; reports of prisoner abuse and a high proportion of mentally ill inmates at the jail on Rikers Island; a Lutheran pastor on his work to establish a Palestinian community in Bethlehem; and reactions to a just-released internal review of the Bridgegate scandal that was conducted by Governor Christie's lawyers. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Crunch Week: Karim Camara

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NYS Assembly Member Karim Camara (D-43) represents parts of Crown Heights, Lefferts Gardens, and East Flatbush. He is chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and is also an ordained minister. Assemblyman Camara talks about budget negotiations in Albany and his caucus's efforts to direct money to education funding versus corporate tax cuts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo's Budget Plans

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2013 budget yesterday, with a call for increased minimum wage, higher gambling revenue, and cuts to various programs. Albany Times-Union capitol bureau chief Casey Seiler discusses the proposals.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Big Plan

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his 2013-2014 budget. We discuss the $136.5 billion spending plan. Then, Reihan Salam of the National Review reflects on the President’s inaugural address. Plus: the parallel motivations of suicide bombers and rampage shooters; why recent rulings might protect what you post on social media – even if you’re dissing your boss; and your calls on the person who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking.

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Gay Marriage, Budget and Reforms: Andrew Cuomo Takes Albany

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Yorkers can, for the moment at least, relax. An adult is in charge.

For longer than the public would like to remember, New York's state government has been dysfunctional, its governors ineffective, erratic or both. Now comes Andrew Cuomo, who, during his first six months in office, has actually gotten things done. Even those who do not approve of his policies have to acknowledge his mastery of Albany's maddening game of three-dimensional chess.

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WNYC News

Cuomo and Unions Wrangle After Contract Deadline

Friday, April 22, 2011

Governor Cuomo may have achieved an on-time budget for only the third time in 25 years, but there is one April 1 deadline that he missed.

 

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NY Senate GOP Pressures Assembly Dems on Property Tax Cap

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Republicans in the Senate and Assembly are stepping up the pressure on Assembly Democrats to approve Governor Andrew Cuomo’s two-percent, across-the-board property tax cap for schools and local governments.

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