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Sen. Skoufis Discusses Clean Slate, End Of Session, Gov. Cuomo And Redistricting

Sen. James Skoufis
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The state legislative session in Albany is now behind us, as lawmakers grappled with a second pandemic-focused year. Early fears of a multi-billion budget gap were eventually eased by federal COVID relief, majority Democrats pressed new criminal justice reforms, and the status of embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo loomed large.

Joining us to talk about what got done, and what didn’t, is Hudson Valley Democratic Senator James Skoufis of the 39th district. Skoufis also chairs the Investigations and Government Operations Committee.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.