On the Legislative Gazette this week: Governor Cuomo releases a bill to extend public financing of political campaigns statewide, Alan Chartock comments on public campaign finance, early education (pre-k, preschool) remains among the top concerns for parents teachers and public officials, and there is an effort to designate the Hudson River Valley as a national park for preservation and economic development.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: Hydrofracking opponents allege there is a conflict of interest in the Governor's environmental agency, Alan Chartock discusses a public opinion poll on political corruption in New York and public finance of election campaigns, reactions to the new Common Core education assessments, the state acquires land from the Lake George Land Conservancy to preserve the watershed, and other stories.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: Legislators push reforms in campaign finance, prosecution of political corruption, and cross endorsements, Alan Chartock comments on the reform package, the new federal common core state standards face criticism from parents and school boards, Elmira, NY residents weigh the cost-benefit of hydrofracking and a natural gas boom, and other stories.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: In the wake of recent scandals, Governor Cuomo pushes legislation to make it easier for the state's district attorneys to prosecute bribery and public corruption, Alan Chartock comments on whether New York will adopt public financing of campaigns, New York's unemployment rate, and Chenango County in the Southern Tier was awarded foreign trade zone status by the federal government.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: Senator Malcolm Smith, New York City Councilman Dan Halloran and four others are arrested in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race, Alan Chartock shares thoughts on the latest political scandal, new legislation is being introduced to increase maple sugar production across the state, and other stories.
Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Legislative Director of NYPIRG, the New York Public Interest Research Group. They discuss ballot proposals in the upcoming election, campaign finance, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the Moreland Act Commission investigations, and other issues.
Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Legislative Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) about the Moreland Commission report released in December. They discuss violations in the state Board of the Elections, campaign finance reform, and other issues.