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Connections: Ethics Reform in the NYS Budget

Ethics reform is at the center of the budget deal that was drafted over the weekend. But is it the tough, game-changing reform that Governor Cuomo claims? There are reasons to doubt the claims that this ethics package will make sweeping changes. Our guests will explain why, drilling into loopholes, as well as what made the cut. Our guests:

  • Karen DeWitt, WXXI News Capital Bureau Correspondent
  • Joe Spector, Albany Bureau Chief for Gannett
  • Bill Mahoney, reporter for Capital New York
  • Brian Kolb, minority leader of the New York State Assembly
  • Blair Horner, legislative director for NYPIRG
  • Katherine Smith, League of Women Voters
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.