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    Senate child care champion plots path to universal access

    Senate child care champion plots path to universal access

    Feb. 03, 2023 - State Senate Children & Families Committee Chair Jabari Brisport, a Brooklyn Democrat , who recently held a hearing on the child care industry, responds to the child care proposals in the governor's executive budget and makes the case for an investment in universal child care.

    • 22 min
    State museum works to return Native American artifacts and remains

    State museum works to return Native American artifacts and remains

    Feb. 03, 2023 - For more than three decades, museums around the country have been required - under a federal law - to return items in their collections taken from Native American burial sites. Mark Schaming, director of the state museum in Albany, provides an update on this effort in New York and discusses the time-consuming challenge of returning these artifacts

    • 13 min
    Public financing could alter election fundraising habits in New York

    Public financing could alter election fundraising habits in New York

    Feb. 03, 2023 - Candidates running for the state Assembly and state Senate in 2024 will have access to public financing, which consists of government dollars that amplify small, in-district contributions. The Brennan Center's Ian Vandewalker explains how the program will work and unpacks a report examining political contributions in the 2022 state elections.

    • 13 min
    Hochul's housing czar discusses plan to double home creation

    Hochul's housing czar discusses plan to double home creation

    Feb. 02, 2023 - New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas shares details on how Gov. Kathy Hochul plans on doubling the rate of new home construction.

    • 22 min
    New York joins anti-trust lawsuit against Google

    New York joins anti-trust lawsuit against Google

    Feb. 02, 2023 - American Economic Liberties Project Director of Research Matt Stoller explains a multi-state lawsuit against the high-tech giant Google, which is accused of operating a monopoly in the digital ad marketplace.

    • 13 min
    Governor targets drivers with unreadable license plates

    Governor targets drivers with unreadable license plates

    Feb. 02, 2023 - Streetsblog NYC Editor-in-Chief Gersh Kuntzman makes the case for a budget proposal increasing fines for obstructing license plates, a problem that has become a statewide issue as the result of his viral social media campaign.

    • 13 min

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4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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Great show

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A little bit of everything

This show covers such a wide mix of state government topics. Host is also really engaging and doesn’t let guests off the hook.

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Excellent show - Never miss it

Very informative and important show to be knowledgeable about NewYork politics. Host is probing and has a dry wit.

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