Eye on NY
Antonacci for judge? What it could mean for 2020 NY Senate race

Antonacci for judge? What it could mean for 2020 NY Senate race

August 15, 2019

This week on the Eye on NY podcast: 

  • State Sen. Bob Antonacci is the Republican, Conservative and Independence for a state Supreme Court judgeship in central New York. If Antonacci wins, he would vacate the state Senate. What would that mean for the 50th Senate District seat? 
Early voting and more (with Dustin Czarny)

Early voting and more (with Dustin Czarny)

July 9, 2019

This week on the Eye on NY podcast: 

  • Dustin Czarny, the Democratic elections commissioner in Onondaga County, is this week's guest. Czarny recaps the election reform legislation passed by state lawmakers this year. He also explains what election officials are doing to implement early voting and other reforms. 
She’s running (with NY-24 Democratic candidate Dana Balter)

She’s running (with NY-24 Democratic candidate Dana Balter)

May 21, 2019

Today on the Eye on NY podcast: 

  • An interview with Dana Balter, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in New York's 24th Congressional District. She discusses why she's running for Congress and answers questions about climate change, taxes and more. 
  • PLUS: What's happening in Onondaga County with early voting poll sites? 
Running for Congress (with NY-24 candidate Francis Conole)

Running for Congress (with NY-24 candidate Francis Conole)

May 10, 2019

Today on the Eye on NY podcast: 

  • An interview with Francis Conole, an Iraq War veteran, who is running for Congress in the 24th district. Conole discussed why he's running, his central New York roots and his positions on a few key issues. 
  • PLUS: An update on the race for New York Republican chair. Ed Cox, the incumbent chair, and Nick Langworthy are in a competitive contest to decide who will lead the state GOP. 
Running for Congress (with NY-24 candidate Roger Misso)

Running for Congress (with NY-24 candidate Roger Misso)

May 7, 2019

Today on the Eye on NY podcast: 

  • An interview with Roger Misso, one of three Democrats running in the 24th Congressional District race. Misso discussed his central New York roots and answered questions about a few major issues, including climate change and health care. 
  • Before the interview with Misso, an update on what issues could be addressed during the final weeks of the state legislative session. Rent regulations and a farm labor bill are among the big topics. 
The Chairman (Interview with Onondaga County GOP Chair Tom Dadey)

The Chairman (Interview with Onondaga County GOP Chair Tom Dadey)

April 25, 2019

Today on the Eye on NY podcast: 

  • An interview with Onondaga County Republican Chairman Tom Dadey about the 2019 local elections, the state of the state GOP and a look ahead to the 2020 elections. 
Letters and numbers! (I-81 and NY-24)

Letters and numbers! (I-81 and NY-24)

April 24, 2019

Today on the Eye on NY podcast: 

  • The state Department of Transportation released its draft environmental impact statement for the Interstate 81 project this week. Listen to the podcast for a quick summary of the statement and whether the DOT endorsed the community grid or a tunnel option. 
  • The 2020 election is more than 18 months away, but there has been a lot happening in the 24th Congressional District recently. 
Erin’s Law (with Erin Merryn and Gary Greenberg); NY budget update

Erin’s Law (with Erin Merryn and Gary Greenberg); NY budget update

March 30, 2019

Today on the Eye on NY podcast: 

• An interview with Erin Merryn and Gary Greenberg about their advocacy for Erin's Law. The legislation named in honor of Merryn would require New York schools to provide age-appropriate sex abuse education. The lessons would teach children about appropriate versus inappropriate touching. Greenberg, who recently advocated for passage of the Child Victims Act, is joining Merryn to push for passage of Erin's Law. 

• A state budget update! There has been some progress on the 2019-20 state budget. I'll review some of the key agreements so far, including a plastic bag ban, additional voting reforms, school aid and prison closures. 

Do negative ads work? (With John Balduzzi)

Do negative ads work? (With John Balduzzi)

March 19, 2019

Today on the Eye on NY podcast: 

  • John Balduzzi, a political consultant and president of The Balduzzi Group, joins the podcast to discuss TV ads, mailers, radio ads, digital advertising and more. The Syracuse-area native has consulted several campaigns throughout the country. 
Checking off the bucket list (with Ryan McMahon)

Checking off the bucket list (with Ryan McMahon)

March 15, 2019

Today on the Eye on NY podcast: 

  • Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon joins the podcast to discuss his first several months in office. McMahon, a Republican, began serving as county executive in November. Before that, he was chair of the Onondaga County Legislature. 
  • McMahon explains what he's doing to address three main issues: economic development, infrastructure and poverty. He also details his stance on the Interstate 81 project.