2019 Legislative session

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on reports that President Trump pulled back after initially approving a military strike on Iran. He also reviews the 2019 legislative session in New York, which saw the passing of the so-called "Green Light Bill" allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, but failed to legalize adult-use marijuana in the state. 

The New York state Capitol
Dave Lucas / WAMC

State lawmakers return to Albany Wednesday for the first day of the legislative session. Democrats held their sizable Assembly majority and seized control of the Senate in November’s elections. Now, third-term Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers can expect action on a variety of progressive causes.