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It’s the final week of what’s been another topsy-turvy legislative session in Albany. We’ll start the hour by checking in with WXXI Albany bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt for the latest developments from the capitol.

Then we’ll talk about the second annual Genesee River Basin Summit, which Genesee RiverWatch is hosting on Wednesday. It’s a gathering of groups interested in improving the water quality of the river and the surrounding area that depends on it. We'll discuss what will be discussed at the summit with:

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York's Legislature is starting its six-month session with the Senate and Assembly by convening to choose leaders.

The Assembly's minority Republicans, who gathered Tuesday for the swearing in of four new legislators, now count 44 members in that 150-seat chamber and promise to represent constituents and offer good ideas for the state, regardless of who gets credit.

In this hour, Governor Cuomo is under heavy scrutiny after the New York Times published a story about his administration's efforts to rein in the Moreland Commission. Cuomo formed the commission last year to go after public corruption, and he boasted that it was a qualified, independent commission with no restrictions. Turns out the govenror's office tried to stop the commission whenever it got close to Cuomo. We talk to GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, we hear from legislative leaders, and our Karen DeWitt checks in from Albany.

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