You don’t listen to this podcast and the story ends. You believe whatever you want to believe about the safety of your personal information with your bank or insurance company.
You listen to this episode, you stay in Poozerland, and Josefa Velasquez explains everything about New York’s new cyber security regulations for financial institutions.
The enacted rules from the state’s Department of Financial Services set minimum standards for cyber security, including a shorter timetable for reporting a breach in security. Josefa breaks down the rationale for the regulations, talks about how they were crafted and highlights the possible global ramifications.
Continue reading “New York Regulations Target Cyber Crimes”
Paid-family leave was adopted in New York last year with all the fanfare (and details) of a 2020 presidential launch, but now we’re in the nitty-gritty implementation phase and there are a lot of questions.
Frank Kerbein, a member of the legislative affairs team for the Business Council of New York State, joined Poozer Politics to answer some of those questions and provide some perspective about the history of family leave.
He outlined the push by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to adopt paid-family leave in 2016, explained how the program is funded and described the potential benefits. Kerbein also highlighted the potential challenges with implementation, which could lead to fewer weeks of leave and higher costs to employees. Continue reading “No Such Thing as Free Paid-Family Leave”
Capitol Pressroom host Susan Arbetter took a break from asking questions to answer some for the Poozer Politics podcast.
She shared insights into her interview process, including how she prepares for pivots and filibustering by politicians, and contrasted public and commercial radio. Susan also reflected on the challenge of questioning Gov. Andrew Cuomo and highlighted some of her favorite recurring guests on her show, including Richard Ravitch, Ken Lovett and Michael Gormley. Continue reading “Reflections from the Plywood Hut”
Welcome to a crash course on extraordinary sessions in Albany.
StateWatch Guru Mike Poulopoulos, who has more than a decade of experience at the Capitol, explains how the governor calls these sessions, outlines possible responses from the legislature, and forecasts the potential agenda for the extraordinary session in 2017.
He also shares horror stories from the extraordinary summer of 2009, when the legislature returned day after day, including the Fourth of July!
Continue reading “EXTRA EXTRA: Extraordinary Sessions 101 with Professor Poulopoulos”
A harbinger of future Democratic victories or an electoral anomaly?
Those are the two conflicting viewpoints following a surprise win by a Bernie Sanders supporting candidate in a special election this week for an Assembly seat that went overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016 and has traditionally been easily held by Republicans.
Republican strategist Jessica Proud weighed in on the results, with a focus on issues that dominate special elections, the importance of a good ground game and the enthusiasm gap.
She also talked about areas for Republican growth in New York, laid out a path for members of Congress to avoid getting swallowed up in national trends and waxed nostalgically about past mayors of New York City. Continue reading “Not so Special Election”