The Capitol Pressroom
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:00am
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The New York Public Interest Research Group has filed a complaint with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) over “the possible failure of certain state political parties to report their lobbying activities”.   What’s it mean?  We ask NYPIRG’s Blair Horner.

A coalition of progressive groups today presents 5 recommendations to the Pataki/McCall Tax Commission “that would ease the pressure on the property tax and begin to address the incredible problems our state is facing in terms of income inequality and poverty”.  We hear from Ron Deutsch of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness and Josh Kellerman of ALIGN.

Ken Lovett of the NY Daily News reports that Carl Paladino is warming to a Rob Astorino candidacy.  We discuss  the 2014 gubernatorial race with the former Republican candidate for Governor.

Casino gambling isn’t enough to jumpstart upstate New York’s economy says Karen Moreau, Executive Director of the NYS Petroleum Council.  She joins with an argument to begin hydrofracking.