The Capitol Connection #748

Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senate Minority Leader, Malcolm Smith. New York is facing a more than $4 billion dollar budget deficit in the next fiscal year. Senator Smith talks about a plan by Senate Democrats to reduce state spending while protecting education, healthcare and transportation. They'll also talk about the possibility of Democrats winning a majority in the state senate in the next election and what it would mean for New York.