liz krueger

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A broad coalition of lawmakers and environmental, faith and community organizations have joined forces to urge the New York State Comptroller to take action to fight climate change.

Karen DeWitt

New York Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system, say the US Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo might help spur action on their measures.

Krueger office

A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New York State was introduced last week. The measure would regulate the sale of pot and tax it, treating it similarly to alcohol.  Proponents are cautiously optimistic that the governor might see the plan in a favorable light.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Democratic New York State Senator Liz Krueger. They discuss the new power-sharing coalition in the Senate, the chances of raising the minimum wage, and Sandy relief.