Capitol Connection #605

Albany, NY – This week, Alan talks with Peter Baynes, the new executive director of New York State's Conference of Mayors. The two discuss Governor Pataki's new executive budget, and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's reaction to it. Also on the agenda is a talk on the governor's ability to shape the language of the state budget, the change in the political landscape when Pataki steps down at the end of the year, the chief concerns of New York's ailing cities, and the validity of mayoral term limits.