Blair Horner http://wamc.org en Cuomo, Leaders Admit Some Unfinished Budget Issues http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-leaders-admit-some-unfinished-budget-issues <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are touting the virtues of the newly enacted state budget, but the spending plan has its share of critics. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:12:55 +0000 Karen Dewitt 87200 at http://wamc.org Cuomo, Leaders Admit Some Unfinished Budget Issues Vox Pop : Open Forum on 4/1/14 : New York State Budget http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-4114-new-york-state-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The April 1 deadline has come and New York State has an on-time budget. </span><a href="http://www.nypirg.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">New York Public Interest Research Group</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Legislative Director Blair Horner joins Alan in the studio today to talk about the budget. We want to know what you think of it, too.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 87163 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 4/1/14 : New York State Budget Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-137 <p></p><p>WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock talks with NYPIRG's Blair Horner about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and campaign financing.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:44:43 +0000 Alan Chartock 86356 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary Blair Horner: Ethics Reform Is Still Needed http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-ethics-reform-still-needed <p>The failure of Albany to clean up its ongoing – and seemingly unending – ethics scandals was again in the news last week. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 85494 at http://wamc.org Study Finds NY 21st In Funding To Stop Smoking http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-ny-21st-funding-stop-smoking <p></p><p>A national coalition of anti-smoking advocates has ranked New York 21st among states in funding for smoking cessation programs.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:57:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80729 at http://wamc.org Study Finds NY 21st In Funding To Stop Smoking Blair Horner: Mayor Bloomberg's Public Health Legacy http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-mayor-bloombergs-public-health-legacy <p></p><p>Next week New York City will have its first new Mayor in 12 years.&nbsp; Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire Mayor, will leave office.&nbsp; Bloomberg who was elected Mayor as the City was reeling from the September 11th terrorist attacks, dramatically changed both the politics and policies of New York.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 80487 at http://wamc.org Moreland Report Condemns NY Board Of Elections http://wamc.org/post/moreland-report-condemns-ny-board-elections <p>Among the many recommendations contained in the report from the Moreland Commission is one to dismantle the New York State Board of Elections, which the commission members called an abject failure in its oversight and enforcement of state election laws. The board would be replaced by a new watchdog agency to be headed by a person appointed for a five-year term by the governor and confirmed by the state senate. The Board of Elections, and the Moreland Commission report, was the topic of discussion on WAMC’s capitol connection program with Alan Chartock, and Blair Horner, the legislative director of the New York Public Interest Research Group. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:12:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 79030 at http://wamc.org Moreland Report Condemns NY Board Of Elections Blair Horner: Regulating E-Cigarettes http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-regulating-e-cigarettes <p></p><p></p><p>Last week, legislation was introduced in New York City to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:52:00 +0000 Blair Horner 78949 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: Regulating E-Cigarettes Blair Horner: Albany's Historic Opportunity For Reform http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-albanys-historic-opportunity-reform <p>By December 1<sup>st</sup>, Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission to Investigate Public Corruption is supposed to release its interim report. &nbsp;The 25 member Commission was appointed earlier this year by the governor to examine New York State’s laws regulating public officials’ ethics as well as its campaign financing system. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 78521 at http://wamc.org WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Blair Horner http://wamc.org/post/wamcs-alan-chartock-conversation-blair-horner <p><strong>On this week’s Capitol Connection, our Alan Chartock asks Blair Horner, legislative director of the New York Public Interest Research Group about one of the six ballot questions New Yorkers will vote on next Tuesday – specifically, question as to whether certain judges in New York should be allowed to serve up to ten years after the age of 70 …</strong></p><p><strong>NYPIRG’s Blair Horner on this week’s capitol connection which you can hear tomorrow afternoon at 3.</strong></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:41:43 +0000 Alan Chartock 76633 at http://wamc.org WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Blair Horner