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’New York NOW’ is New York State’s Emmy Award-winning, in-depth public affairs program, featuring news, interviews and analysis from the Capitol in Albany. Each week, ’New York NOW’ probes politicians, civil servants, journalists and others to examine the impact of public policy on residents of the Empire State.

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

’New York NOW’ is New York State’s Emmy Award-winning, in-depth public affairs program, featuring news, interviews and analysis from the Capitol in Albany. Each week, ’New York NOW’ probes politicians, civil servants, journalists and others to examine the impact of public policy on residents of the Empire State.

    Rare Look Behind the Scenes at NY Capitol

    Rare Look Behind the Scenes at NY Capitol

    A look behind the curtain at the daily lives of reporters in New York's Legislative Correspondents Association at the state Capitol - the longest-running press corps in the United States, focused on covering the politics and policy issues of New York.
    We sit down with Isabelle Dolores "Dee" Wedemeyer, one of the first women to be admitted into the LCA, to discuss her career and work in the LCA.
    Have you been to the New York State Capitol? Not like this. WMHT's Will Pedigo takes us inside the historic building.
    Explore More: nynow.org

    • 26 min
    Republican Housing Proposal, NY Heat Act and Immigration Funding

    Republican Housing Proposal, NY Heat Act and Immigration Funding

    The governor and legislative leaders are still in negotiations on the state budget, including a potential agreement to address the state's housing crisis. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers have put together a housing proposal of their own.
    Assembly Member Patricia Fahy joins us to discuss the path forward for the New York Heat Act - a bill meant to ensure gas companies honor the state's climate goals.
    We sit down with Murad Awawdeh, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, to discuss funding for Immigration Services and the migrant crisis.
    EXPLORE MORE: nynow.org

    • 26 min
    Budget Update, SUNY Chancellor and Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani

    Budget Update, SUNY Chancellor and Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani

    Amid ongoing budget negotiations between the governor and legislative leaders, the deadline for the state budget has been extended.
    Advocates and lawmakers are calling for increased funding for public universities and colleges as well as tuition assistance for students. We speak with SUNY Chancellor John King about higher education funding, enrollment and plans for SUNY Downstate.
    Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani joins us to discuss the "Get Congestion Pricing Right" proposal meant to improve bus reliability and expand the fare-free bus program.
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    • 26 min
    Budget Talks, Human Services Advocacy, & Developmental Disability Awareness

    Budget Talks, Human Services Advocacy, & Developmental Disability Awareness

    Budget negotiations are underway at the State Capitol. We sat down with state Senate Finance Chair Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) to unpack the chamber's one-house budget proposal and priorities.
    Michelle Jackson, of the Human Services Council, joins us to discuss a push to get a 3.2% cost of living adjustment for human service workers.
    It's Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! We sit down with Kristin Proud, the executive director of the state Council on Developmental Disabilities and Shameka Andrews, caucus chair of the Council, to understand the world of opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
    Explore More: nynow.org

    • 26 min
    NYS Approach to Women's Issues, Missing BIPOC women & Children, Expanded Doula Access

    NYS Approach to Women's Issues, Missing BIPOC women & Children, Expanded Doula Access

    On This Week's Edition of New York NOW:
    It's Women's History Month so we'll be diving into the state's approach to women's issues with Elise Kline, of WENY NEWS.
    We'll unpack a task force that will be created in the months ahead to examine the rates of missing BIPOC women and children and issue policy recommendations.
    State Senate Mental Health Committee Chair Sen. Samra Brouk (D-Rochester) joins us to discuss the expansion of doula access and maternal health care in New York.
    Explore more: https://nynow.wmht.org/blogs/full-episodes/full-episode-nys-approach-to-womens-issues-missing-bipoc-women-children-state-sen-samra-brouk/

    • 26 min
    New Congressional Maps and Higher Education Funding

    New Congressional Maps and Higher Education Funding

    After Democrats struck down the independent redistricting commission's congressional map, the chambers passed their own version, which was signed into law by the governor. You can find more information about your congressional district here.
    We unpack the new congressional districts and how it all unfolded with Bill Mahoney, of POLITICO, and David Lombardo, of The Capitol Pressroom.
    State lawmakers are looking for ways to increase funding for public universities and expand the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) in this year's budget. Producer Catherine Rafferty spoke with education stakeholders about those efforts.
    Explore More: nynow.org

    • 26 min

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