The Capitol Pressroom

  • December 6, 2019: State level bans on pesticides

    Environmental advocates are working to get a state ban on a popular pesticide called chlorpyrifos due to health concerns. Tyler Smith, staff scientist at Earthjustice, explained why a... Dec 6, 2019

  • December 6, 2019: Minimum wage in New York

    A minimum wage increase is slated to go into effect at the end of this calendar year after a statutorily mandated Budget Office report was released showing “negligible, if any, impact... Dec 6, 2019

  • December 6, 2019: Criminal justice reforms

    With the implementation of the state’s criminal justice reforms less than a month away. Khalil Cumberbatch, Chief Strategist at New Yorkers United for Justice, discussed his concerns ... Dec 6, 2019

  • December 5, 2019: Potential JCOPE leak

    Could there have been a breach of the State’s Executive and Public Officers Laws after a leak at the Joint Commission of Public Ethics? Brendan Lyons, State Bureau Editor for the Alba... Dec 5, 2019

  • December 5, 2019: SCOTUS Gun Rights Case

    This week, the federal Supreme Court heard arguments in a gun rights case launched by the New York Rifle and Pistol Association against a gun transport bill which had been implemented... Dec 5, 2019

  • December 4, 2019: Combating Veteran Suicide

    Each year, thousands of veterans lose their lives to suicide. Derek Coy, Veterans Health Officer at the New York State Health Foundation, discussed what more can be done to help end t... Dec 4, 2019

  • December 4, 2019: Asm. Amy Paulin

    Asm. Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale), stopped by the Hut to share the latest on her legislative actions and the work she is going to be focusing on in the new session. Dec 4, 2019