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New York News
12:33 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Empire Center's McMahon: Vote No On Ed Bond

EJ McMahon
Credit empirecenter.org

On Election Day next week, New Yorkers will decide three ballot questions. No. 3 is called the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014, a measure from Governor Andrew Cuomo that would allow the state to borrow $2 billion to equip schools with computers, tablets, wireless internet and other technology. But on group think it's a bad idea. EJ McMahon, president of the Empire Center for Public Policy in Albany, says borrowing isn't the main objection. He says there appears to be no demand from educators.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney

  Washington could be headed for another standoff over spending.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he hopes Republicans won’t push to shut down government.