Meet the (new) Majority: Clyde Vanel

Clyde Vanel is an engineer, pilot, lawyer and business owner. On January 4th, he will add Assembly member to his lengthy resume.

The 33rd Assembly District’s future representative came on the show to talk about losing elections, the issues he cares about and his favorite political podcast (“favorite” might be the wrong word). Continue reading “Meet the (new) Majority: Clyde Vanel”

Meet the (new) Majority: Brian Barnwell

Get to know Brian Barnwell, the Assemblyman-elect for the 30th Assembly District in Queens.

Brian won a long-shot primary victory in September and, at 30 years old, is also one of the youngest members of the Assembly. He talked about his goals for the legislative session, campaigning with the help of his family and the 20-pound election diet. Continue reading “Meet the (new) Majority: Brian Barnwell”

Forecasting the 2017 Legislative Session

What will 2017 bring for the New York Legislature? Who knows! (And anyone who says they do will probably be wrong)

With that caveat, Evan Stavisky came on the podcast to talk about the impact of November’s elections, possible budget priorities for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and how President-elect Trump’s agenda could affect New York.

Evan also weighed in on the Assembly’s push for a pay raise. Continue reading “Forecasting the 2017 Legislative Session”

Participation Prize Award: Christian Klueg

Sometimes you have to settle for second place. For Christian Klueg, a Fulton County businessman, that day came this September, when he came up short in his long-shot bid to be the Republican nominee for the 49th Senate District.

Christian came on the podcast to talk about deciding to run, trying to raise money, knocking on doors, going up against the party establishment and his future plans.

This is the first podcast, in hopefully a series, that will feature political candidates who have suffered defeat on Election Day.

Continue reading “Participation Prize Award: Christian Klueg”

New York’s History (and Future) of Betting on Gambling

Bennett Liebman came on Poozer Politics to share three decades of knowledge about gambling in New York.

We took a look at one aspect of the state’s gambling past, regional off-track betting corporations, and examined today’s evolving landscape, which includes daily fantasy sports and internet poker. Continue reading “New York’s History (and Future) of Betting on Gambling”