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NY Assembly Speaker Heastie Plans Another Statewide Tour

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Karen DeWitt

The state Legislature's most powerful Democrat is planning to take another tour across New York state.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie of the Bronx announced Monday that later this month he'll start this third statewide tour since assuming the Democrat-controlled chamber's top position in 2015.

Heastie's itinerary includes stops in the Albany area, Hudson Valley, Southern Tier, North County, Long Island, and western and central New York.

He says the tours give him the opportunity to learn about the issues facing communities in different regions of the state.

Heastie said last year that he learned so much on his first tour in 2015 that he decided to repeat the statewide jaunts so he could meet with local officials and residents.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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