Opinions differ on the chances for passage of a bill that would legalize marijuana in New York State. It was introduced last Wednesday by state Sen. Liz Krueger of Manhattan, shown here in a gathering outside City Hall.
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.
State budget negotiations are continuing in Albany this week in the run-up to the self-imposed March 21st deadline set by state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo.
New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Democrat of Manhattan’s 75th district, spoke with WAMC's Patrick Donges for an update on budget negotiations and the prospects for medical marijuana in the Empire State, a cause he has long championed.
Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, a Democrat who has served in the chamber for more than four decades. They discuss health care, hydrofracking, and the Senate’s leadership coalition.
New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, the powerful Democrat who chairs the Health Committee, says he has questions about the state's health impact study as Governor Andrew Cuomo decides on the future of hydrofracking. Gottfried spoke on WAMC's Capitol Connection program.