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Connections: Why Puerto Rico's Problems are New York's Problems


One million Puerto Ricans live in New York State, and more are moving to the U.S. mainland every day. The island's population has fallen 4.7 percent since 2010. From its $72 billion debt to its health care crisis, Puerto Rico is in trouble. New York Assemblyman Marcos Crespo is the chairman of our state's Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force. He'll travel to the island next month, but first, he joins our panel to discuss why, in the words of Governor Cuomo, Puerto Rico's problems are New York's problems. Our guests: