Local News Crusader

Greg Floyd is not always a welcome sight in the Capitol.

His presence, with microphone in hand, can cause the most seasoned political veterans to head the other way – especially if they’re guilty of misusing taxpayer money or violating the public trust. These (almost) encounters are a hallmark of Greg’s “You Paid for It” segments, which highlight government waste and demand answers from public officials.

Greg came on the podcast to share behind-the-scenes stories from the popular segments, talked about his start in journalism and examined the media’s role in government accountability. “If we don’t keep an eye on things it will be the same old, same old,” he said on the show.

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Extra Extra: What’s in a Name?

For this bonus episode, USA Today Network’s Jon Campbell talks about organizations mounting independent expenditure campaigns in New York that focus on issues unrelated to their interests. The conversation focuses on the efforts of Airbnb, which has used controversial advertisements on environmental issues to attack a state legislator from the Hudson Valley.