With the legislative session over, we’re keeping you up to date on the bills that are being signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
This week, Cuomo signed bills to combat the heroin and opioid crisis and to combat the issue of homes that have been vacated or abandoned, called “zombie properties.”
“It is truly, truly a frightening and staggering increase,” says Cuomo about the heroin/opioid legislation. “We are losing as many people to heroin and opioid overdoses as we lost to the AIDS epidemic at its peak.”
Cuomo signed the “zombie properties” legislation on Long Island which establishes a consumer bill of rights to help keep the owner in the home.
At the Reporters Roundtable, we talk with Jon Campbell of Gannett and Rick Karlin of the Times Union about legislation regarding daily fantasy sports sites, lack of an end-of-session press conference, the Congressional primary, and investigations into the Buffalo Billion and SUNY Poly.
In our Chasing the Dream installment we take look at regional programs that connect low-income families with fresh fruits and vegetables. See how the folks at the Capital District Child Care Center provides healthy, local foods for children through their Farm to Preschool program. Capital Roots, through programs like the Veggie Mobile, helps get kids on a good nutritional path. Watch now: