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Connections: Local lawmakers discuss the New York State budget

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We're joined by local lawmakers who discuss the New York State budget. The $177 billion budget deal was passed on April 3, with most lawmakers voting remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our guests discuss a number of budget items, including bail reform, paid sick leave, and more.

Our guests:

*State Senators Rich Funke and Joe Robach and Assemblyman David Gantt were invited to join this conversation, but did not respond to multiple invitations.

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