E.J. McMahon, research director at the Empire Center for Public Policy, joined Poozer Politics to offer an introductory seminar on borrowing in New York. He put the state’s borrowing practices into perspective, explained how politicians have repeatedly devised new ways to borrow more money and outlined a proposal that would give the voters more direct control over borrowing money.
For this emergency episode, Hammond provided analysis of a proposed amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would shift the Medicaid burden in New York. He shed light on a version of this proposal from former-Gov. Mario Cuomo, provided background on Medicaid in New York and speculated about the potential winners and losers in the state if the amendment is adopted (Hint: It’s being pushed by upstate members of Congress).
This episode features Empire Center for Public Policy analyst Ken Girardin laying out his critique of the recently enacted Clean Energy Standard and the decision to subsidize nuclear power plants in upstate New York.