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    Feb. 28, 2020: Senate Agriculture Chair on vaping and ag issues

    Feb. 28, 2020: Senate Agriculture Chair on vaping and ag issues

    Sen. Jen Metzger (D-Rosendale), chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, discussed the issues that she is following this session including the flavored vaping ban and the other legislation she is working on.

    • 13 min
    Feb. 28, 2020: Adult Survivors Act

    Feb. 28, 2020: Adult Survivors Act

    Since the Child Victims Act’s look back window opened, over 1,500 civil court cases have been filed in the state. Now, advocates are pushing to pass the Adult Survivors Act which would allow adult survivors of sexual abuse to file similar cases. We spoke with the Assembly bill sponsor, Asm. Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), and survivor Marissa Hoechstetter.

    • 9 min
    Feb. 28, 2020: The Great Plastic Bag Debate

    Feb. 28, 2020: The Great Plastic Bag Debate

    With the state’s plastic bag ban set to go into effect on Sunday, we spoke with two stakeholders on the issue for a calm debate of the issue: Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director at NYPIRG, and Mike Durant, President and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance.

    • 14 min
    Feb. 28, 2020: The City reporter Josefa Velasquez

    Feb. 28, 2020: The City reporter Josefa Velasquez

    Josefa Velasquez, Senior reporter at The City, helped us break down the news of the week that was.

    • 8 min
    Feb. 28, 2020: Poll of Long Islanders' view on marijuana legalization

    Feb. 28, 2020: Poll of Long Islanders' view on marijuana legalization

    Emerson College Polling was commissioned to do a poll in Long Island Senate districts to gauge support on which action New York should take on marijuana. Spencer Kimball, Director of Polling and Adjunct Professor at Emerson College, shared the data from the report.

    • 16 min
    Feb. 27, 2020: Judicial conduct in New York

    Feb. 27, 2020: Judicial conduct in New York

    How does the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct work? The organization’s Administrator and Counsel, Robert H. Tembeckjian, stopped by to give us a primer.

    We went a little long with Robert so enjoy this extended edition!

    • 18 min

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