Blair Horner

New York News
4:12 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Cuomo, Leaders Admit Some Unfinished Budget Issues

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

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.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 4/1/14 : New York State Budget

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The April 1 deadline has come and New York State has an on-time budget. New York Public Interest Research Group 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.

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WAMC News
7:44 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock talks with NYPIRG's Blair Horner about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and campaign financing.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Blair Horner: Ethics Reform Is Still Needed

The failure of Albany to clean up its ongoing – and seemingly unending – ethics scandals was again in the news last week.

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New York News
12:57 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Study Finds NY 21st In Funding To Stop Smoking

A national coalition of anti-smoking advocates has ranked New York 21st among states in funding for smoking cessation programs.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Blair Horner: Mayor Bloomberg's Public Health Legacy

Next week New York City will have its first new Mayor in 12 years.  Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire Mayor, will leave office.  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.

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WAMC News
12:12 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Moreland Report Condemns NY Board Of Elections

Credit C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

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.

Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Blair Horner: Regulating E-Cigarettes

Last week, legislation was introduced in New York City to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Blair Horner: Albany's Historic Opportunity For Reform

By December 1st, Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission to Investigate Public Corruption is supposed to release its interim report.  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.

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WAMC News
6:41 am
Wed October 30, 2013

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Blair Horner

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 …

NYPIRG’s Blair Horner on this week’s capitol connection which you can hear tomorrow afternoon at 3.

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