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New York State Senator Michael Gianaris

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris
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Governor Andrew Cuomo late Wednesday signed into law the New York HERO Act, which sets enforceable health and safety standards to protect workers from COVID-19 and future infectious diseases in the workplace. Supporters celebrated on Thursday.  

Cuomo Does Battle With Some New York Democrats

Jul 20, 2019
Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Saranac Lake
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Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has made no secret in recent weeks of his lack of respect for the progressive wing of his party, frequently disparaging them as not being realistic or pragmatic enough. Now some New York Democrats on the left have begun to answer back. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Saranac Lake
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With an April 1 budget deadline, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says talks are proceeding in “good faith” with the legislature. But the Democrat says many differences still remain. The governor indicated that lingering resentments over the failed Amazon deal might be coloring the discussions.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump intends to declare a national emergency to help fund a southern border wall. He also comments on Amazon pulling out of its headquarters deal in New York City, and the signing of the Child Victims Act in New York.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the sentencing of Michael Cohen. Dr. Chartock also discusses New York State Senator Michael Gianaris' push back against the Amazon HQ2 deal.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about outgoing Republican Congressman John Faso of the 19th District. The pair also discuss New York state Senator Michael Gianaris' opposition to the Amazon deal.