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Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives

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SUNY New Paltz faculty members have published a book about the legacy of women’s suffrage in New York during a year marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, prohibiting states and the federal government from denying the right to vote based on sex. A few of the college’s history and political science professors are among the contributors.

Although states and the federal government are getting most of the attention — and criticism — during the coronavirus response, local leaders are facing tough decisions by the day. The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has published a report on findings from a survey of local leaders on COVID-19. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Benjamin Center Director KT Tobin.