Gotham Gazette http://www.gothamgazette.com/component/tags/tag/2241 Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:43:20 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb webmaster@gothamgazette.com (Webmaster) Max & Murphy Podcast: Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jumaane Williams http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7490:max-murphy-podcast-lieutenant-governor-candidate-jumaane-williams http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7490:max-murphy-podcast-lieutenant-governor-candidate-jumaane-williams mxm logo

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February 22, 2018 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jumaane Williams

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City Council Member Jumaane Williams recently announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor, opening a Democratic primary challenge to incumbent Kathy Hochul, Governor Andrew Cuomo's chosen second-in-command and running mate. Cuomo and Hochul are expected to run for reelection this year, but the two positions are elected separately in the party primaries. So, Williams is trying to take Hochul's place alongside Cuomo, assuming the governor makes it through his own primary.

Williams says he's running to become "the people's" lieutenant governor and to push a more progressive agenda than Cuomo and Hochul have. He joined the podcast to explain his motivation for the run and the campaign ahead.

Listen to the full conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMax and @JarrettMurphy, with guest @JumaaneWilliams. You can listen to the episode through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts.

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Max & Murphy Podcast: Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jumaane Williams Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000
What's The [Data] Point? $418 million, with Dana Rubinstein http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7477:whats-the-data-point-418-million-with-dana-rubinstein http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7477:whats-the-data-point-418-million-with-dana-rubinstein whats the data point


What's The [Data] Point? Episode 31 -- $418 million, with Dana Rubinstein [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]

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$418 million is the amount that MTA Chair Joe Lhota and Governor Andrew Cuomo want Mayor Bill de Blasio to commit to the Subway Action Plan, the emergency plan to address essential subway repairs and -- in their own words -- stop failing customers. De Blasio has refused.

Dana Rubinstein, who covers the MTA and transit for Politico New York, joined the podcast to discuss the city-state disputes over the MTA, as well as other related topics, including congestion pricing, de Blasio's transit agenda, and more. Rubinstein recently wrote about Lhota's leadership of the authority and about his possible conflicts of interest given his work for Madison Square Garden and discussed those stories as well.

Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think: Ben Max of GG (@TweetBenMax), Maria Doulis of CBC (@MariaDoulis) and guest Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein). Listen below or download wherever you get your podcasts!

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What's The [Data] Point? $418 million, with Dana Rubinstein Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000
Max & Murphy Podcast: Analyzing De Blasio's State of the City Address http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7478:max-murphy-podcast-analyzing-de-blasio-s-state-of-the-city-address http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7478:max-murphy-podcast-analyzing-de-blasio-s-state-of-the-city-address mxm logo

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February 14, 2018 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Analyzing De Blasio's State of the City Address

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John Mollenkopf has been studying and writing about New York City politics and government for decades. Mollenkopf, who is a distinguished professor and director of urban research at the CUNY Graduate Center, joined the podcast to analyze Mayor Bill de Blasio's 2018 State of the City speech, and assess where de Blasio is in his quest to make New York "the fairest big city in America." While he calls de Blasio a friend and agrees with much of the mayor's approach, Mollenkopf gave clear-eyed assessments of de Blasio's speech and politics, while also helping to put de Blasio's tenure, speech, and policies in historical perspective.

Listen to the full conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMax and @JarrettMurphy. You can listen to the episode through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts.

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Max & Murphy Podcast: Analyzing De Blasio's State of the City Address Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000
What's The [Data] Point? $72.4 Billion, with Charles Brecher http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7464:what-s-the-data-point-72-4-billion-with-charles-brecher http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7464:what-s-the-data-point-72-4-billion-with-charles-brecher whats the data point


What's The [Data] Point? Episode 30 -- $72.4 Billion, with Charles Brecher [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]

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Health care policy and health care funding are among the most pressing issues facing the country, state, and city. Chuck Brecher is an expert on those and related topics, having been research director at Citizens Budget Commission for more than 30 years and now health policy advisor for CBC. Brecher joined the podcast to discuss recent news out of Washington, D.C. that is important to New York, as well as a variety of health care related issues facing New York State and City.

Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think: Ben Max of GG (@TweetBenMax), Maria Doulis of CBC (@MariaDoulis) and guest Charles Brecher. Listen below or download wherever you get your podcasts!

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What's The [Data] Point? $72.4 Billion, with Charles Brecher Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000
Max & Murphy Podcast: Deconstructing De Blasio's Visit to Albany http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7462:max-murphy-podcast-deconstructing-de-blasio-s-visit-to-albany http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7462:max-murphy-podcast-deconstructing-de-blasio-s-visit-to-albany mxm logo

Ben Max, left, of Gotham Gazette, and Jarrett Murphy, right, of City Limits


February 6, 2018 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Deconstructing De Blasio's Visit to Albany

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Mayor de Blasio made his annual trip to Albany Monday to testify at a joint legislative budget hearing. In this episode of the podcast we recap the key moments -- on NYCHA, the MTA, Rikers Island and more -- and break down important takeaways. We also look ahead to next week, when de Blasio will deliver his State of the City address.

Listen to the full conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMax and @JarrettMurphy. You can listen to the episode through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts.

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Max & Murphy Podcast: Deconstructing De Blasio's Visit to Albany Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000
What's The [Data] Point? $88.7 billion, with Mara Gay http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7454:what-s-the-data-point-88-7-billion-with-mara-gay http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7454:what-s-the-data-point-88-7-billion-with-mara-gay whats the data point


What's The [Data] Point? Episode 29 -- $88.7 billion, with Mara Gay [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]

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On Thursday, Feburary 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his preliminary budget proposal for city fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1. On Friday, February 2, Mara Gay of the Wall Street Journal joined the podcast to break it down, discuss de Blasio's budgeting practices, and look ahead to the key policy and budget issues of the next few months. The budget, which calls for $88.7 billion in spending, will be the topic of hearings and negotiations over the next several months. De Blasio will also have to deal with federal and state budgetary decisions -- and he'll go to Albany on Monday, February 5, to testify at a state legislative budget hearing. We discuss it all on this episode.

Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think: Ben Max of GG (@TweetBenMax), Maria Doulis of CBC (@MariaDoulis) and guest Mara Gay (@MaraGay). Listen below or download wherever you get your podcasts!

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What's The [Data] Point? $88.7 billion, with Mara Gay Fri, 02 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000
Max & Murphy Podcast: Education in De Blasio's Second Term http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7448:max-murphy-podcast-education-in-de-blasio-s-second-term http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7448:max-murphy-podcast-education-in-de-blasio-s-second-term mxm logo

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January 30, 2018 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Monica Disare of Chalkbeat-NY and Eliza Shapiro of Politico New York

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The day after he won reelection in November, Mayor de Blasio said, "We have to achieve 3-K in the next four years...We have to get our kids reading on grade level by third grade. We need the school system to look entirely different in the coming years. It’s come a long way but there’s much, much more to do. And that is the mission I will be most focused on. That will be the issue I put my greatest passion and energy into."

What does that all mean? What should we expect on education in term two? Who will be the next schools chancellor as de Blasio looks to replace the retiring Carmen Fariña? What will be the most controversial aspects of the mayor's education agenda over the next four years? To help us break it all down we were joined on the podcast by two extremely knowledgeable education reporters: Monica Disare of Chalkbeat-NY and Eliza Shapiro of Politico New York.

Listen to the full conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMax and @JarrettMurphy, with guests @MonicaDisare and @ElizaShapiro. You can listen to the episode through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts.

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Max & Murphy Podcast: Education in De Blasio's Second Term Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000
What’s The [Data] Point? $14.3 Billion, with Robert Mujica and Dean Fuleihan http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7438:what-s-the-data-point-14-3-billion-with-robert-mujica-and-dean-fuleihan http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7438:what-s-the-data-point-14-3-billion-with-robert-mujica-and-dean-fuleihan whats the data point


What's The Data Point? Episode 28 -- $14.3 Billion, with Robert Mujica and Dean Fuleihan [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]

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State Budget Director Robert Mujica and New York City First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan spoke at a CBC event on Wednesday, January 24 to discuss the implications of the recently-passed federal tax reform on the state and city. Mujica and Fuleihan discussed how the state and city are responding, with a great deal of budget fallout to come. Ben and Maria were there and provide an intro and brief discussion of the speeches, and this episode then brings you the full remarks from Mujica and Fuleihan, with enlightening audience Q&A after each. You can also catch the video of the entire event, which included two-panel discussions, at the CBC website.

Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think: Ben Max of GG (@TweetBenMax), Maria Doulis of CBC (@MariaDoulis). Listen below or download wherever you get your podcasts!

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What’s The [Data] Point? $14.3 Billion, with Robert Mujica and Dean Fuleihan Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000
Max & Murphy Podcast: Congestion Pricing with Alex Matthiessen of Move New York http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7433:max-murphy-podcast-congestion-pricing-with-alex-matthiessen-of-move-new-york http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7433:max-murphy-podcast-congestion-pricing-with-alex-matthiessen-of-move-new-york mxm logo

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January 23, 2018 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Alex Matthiessen of Move New York

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When Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to pass a congestion pricing plan fell short, a new group emerged to figure out what went wrong and plot a new path toward a program to reduce congestion in Manhattan and create new dedicated funds for the MTA. That effort became Move New York, led by Alex Matthiessen, our guest for this podcast, and led to the "Fix NYC" panel assembled by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2017.

With the panel's recommendations out and both Cuomo and Move New York supporting them, Matthiessen discussed the path to this moment and what lies ahead. Hear his insights into the next steps and how those supporting a congestion pricing plan can win passage in Albany this year.

Listen to the full conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMax and @jarrettmurphy, with guest @AlexMatthiessen of @MoveNewYork. You can listen to the episode through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts.

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Max & Murphy Podcast: Congestion Pricing with Alex Matthiessen of Move New York Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000
What’s The [Data] Point? $168.2 Billion, with Dave Friedfel of Citizens Budget Commission http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7427:what-s-the-data-point-168-2-billion-with-dave-friedfel-of-citizens-budget-commission http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=7427:what-s-the-data-point-168-2-billion-with-dave-friedfel-of-citizens-budget-commission whats the data point


What's The Data Point? Episode 27 -- $168.2 Billion, with Dave Friedfel [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]

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On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo released his $168.2 billion executive budget for the next fiscal year. Citizens Budget Commission's Director of State Studies, Dave Friedfel, returns to the podcast to discuss how the governor has proposed closing a $4.4 billion budget gap, how major items like school aid and Medicaid are going to be funded and what proposals are being offered to deal with two issues on everyone’s minds: funding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the drastic reduction of the state and local tax deduction (SALT). 

Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think: Ben Max of GG (@TweetBenMax), Maria Doulis of CBC (@MariaDoulis), and guest Dave Friedfel (@davefriedfel). Listen below or download wherever you get your podcasts!

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What’s The [Data] Point? $168.2 Billion, with Dave Friedfel of Citizens Budget Commission Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000