New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has more than $30 million in his campaign fund, and a recent poll shows him with a 30-point-lead over his likely Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, but the Republican says if the past is any indication, he can win the gubernatorial race this year. On WAMC’s Capitol Connection program this week, Astorino says he faced similar long odds when he won the county executive race in the heavily Democratic Westchester County.
On this week’s Capitol Connection program our Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain about the relationship between the legislature and the governor as we enter a new year and a new session…
Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain with our Alan Chartock on this week’s Capitol Connection … which you can hear tomorrow at 3 or Friday Night at 10:30.
A top state official in New York recently witnessed political violence firsthand during a recent trip to Bangladesh. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli told WAMC’s Capitol Connection program this week that there was a fire bombing just outside of his hotel as he and religious and labor leaders were in the country to look at working conditions at garment factories after deadly fires and building failures.
In this Capitol Connection web extra, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman looks back on another year in office. The full interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock airs Friday night at 10:30 and Saturday at 1.
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Dr. Nirav Shah, the New York State Commissioner of Health. They discuss the obesity epidemic, the implementation of health care exchanges, hydrofracking’s potential health impacts, and flu shots.
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Brian Kolb, Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the results of the elections, the future of redistricting, hydrofracking, jobs and the economy, and the proposed Constitutional Convention for 2017.
Guest host David Guistina is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, who covers New York State government for the Albany Times Union and its Capitol Confidential blog. They discuss the state Senate power struggle, Governor Cuomo’s 2016 plans, and Hurricane Sandy cleanup.