The Capitol Pressroom for March 13, 2012 | WCNY Blogs

The Capitol Pressroom for March 13, 2012 | WCNY Blogs.

Governor Andrew Cuomo joins us to discuss Tier VI and redistricting.

Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari D – Cohoes will have highlights from the Assembly’s budget.


Then, how can the state & municipalities earn revenue from hydrofracking, while at the same time, paying for the costs associated with it?  It’s a question that Carol Chock and Dan Barber have been trying to figure out.  They are part of a working group associated with the Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG), which is urging New York State to refrain from issuing gas drilling permits until “it can capture appropriate taxes and fees and allocate them to cover costs to all levels of government, based on sound policy and verifiable data.”  Both Chock and Barber will join us to explain.


And the New York Immigration Coalition is pushing for a New York State version of the Dream Act that would provide TAP funding to illegal immigrants attending New York State colleges and universities.  Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of the NY Immigration Coalition and 23 year old CUNY student Yajaira Saavedra will join us.


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