May 10th - 8:36 pm
Council 82 members rejected the contract agreement reached by their leadership and the state. It was the first contract negotiated by Governor Cuomo’s administration, and was meant to serve as a model for other union contracts. Former state troopers PBA president says Dan Defedericis explains the rejection was not just about the contract, but also how it was negotiated.
May 10th - 8:27 pm
The hundreds of millions of dollars in high speed rail funding for New York announced this week will still not be enough to bring high speed rail to the state. But it will mean upgrades to several stations and tracks. And U.S. deputy transportation secretary John Porcari says those initial steps will have a big effect in the long term.
May 10th - 10:39 am
Senator Tom Duane is the only openly gay member of the state senate. He lobbied his colleagues hard for the passage of marriage equality, only to see the bill defeated soundly 38-24. He sits down with Liz to talk about why he thinks this year will be different.
May 9th - 8:46 pm
Erie County’s Comptroller is challenging County Executive Chris Collins as he seeks a second term. Mark Poloncarz officially kicked off his campaign over the weekend.
May 9th - 8:38 pm
A new YNN/NY1/Marist poll looks at how voters feel about Governor Cuomo and other elected officials. Poll director Lee Miringoff offers some insight into the numbers.
May 6th - 4:44 pm
The state conference of mayors has written a bill making changes to the current consolidation law, which is aimed at making it easier for voters to dissolve villages. Executive Director Peter Baynes says the bill helps voters make more informed decisions.
May 6th - 4:18 pm
Former Governor George Pataki was invited to the wreath-laying ceremony at the World Trade Center following the death of Osama bin Laden but was not able to attend. He shared his thoughts on bin Laden’s death and the construction at the World Trade Center site and also the national debt and health care reform.
May 5th - 9:08 pm
Working women in New York earn less than working men- census statistics show they earn only 77 percent of what men earn. There is an effort to change that- and reevaluate the way entire professions are paid. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthall explains the pay equity movement.
May 5th - 8:40 pm
There are some 700 state authorities- most of which are now defunct. A new bill would get many of them off the books. But former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says that’s just scratching the surface.
May 5th - 8:26 pm
The state’s four public research universities- Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook- are now competing for state funding to improve academics and help stimulate their local economies. And eventually, they may even get more autonomy. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher explains the new SUNY 2020 program.