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Top GOP Senator Says Cuomo's Abortion Rights Provision Still a 'Non-Starter'

Sunday, June 09, 2013

A top Senate Republican says Governor Cuomo’s abortion rights provision in a women’s equalility bill stands little chance of passage in the chamber.

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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee John DeFrancisco talked taxes with Eliot Spitzer (!) on Wednesday in Syracuse during the Maxwell School’s Campbell Lecture. We’ll ask him how the former Governor is doing, as well as how the current Governor is doing, and whether he supports the budget, home rule, redistricting efforts and all manner of other stuff.

State tax revenues are on the rise again according to a new report out from Rockefeller Institute. Robert Ward, the Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Institute and long time government finance expert joins us with details.

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Courtney Burke, the head of the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities gives us an update on the administration's reforms efforts, plus her take on an upcoming Court of Appeals hearing on access to records.

For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.

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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Friday, December 09, 2011

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.

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