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The Working Families Party Works to Keep Its Ballot Line, Win Key Races

Sochie Nnaemeka (photo: @MaketheRoadAct) October 26, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: The Working Families Party Works to Keep Its Ballot Line, Win Key Races Sochie Nnaemeka, director of the New York Working Families Party, joined the show to discuss the WFP's campaign to keep its ballot line, key races it is focused on in the 2022 election, its relationship with Gov. Kathy Hochul, and more. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded...
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Breaking Down the Hochul-Zeldin Debate

Lee Zeldin & Kathy Hochul at their debate October 25, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Breaking Down the Hochul-Zeldin Debate After Gov. Kathy Hochul and Rep. Lee Zeldin debated Tuesday night in the race for Governor, two experts joined host Ben Max to analyze the big event: Dr. Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University, and Casey Seiler, editor of the Albany Times Union. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or wherever you get podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2....
How Principals are Navigating the New School Year, with Administrators Union President Mark Cannizzaro
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How Principals are Navigating the New School Year, with Administrators Union President Mark Cannizzaro

CSA President Mark Cannizzaro (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) September 13, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: How Principals are Navigating the New School Year, with Administrators Union President Mark Cannizzaro Mark Cannizzaro, president of the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators, joined the show to discuss how principals and other school leaders are navigating the new school year, budget cuts to many schools, and other challenges. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,argument...
Kristen Gonzalez is Likely Heading to the New York State Senate
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Kristen Gonzalez is Likely Heading to the New York State Senate

Kristen Gonzalez (photo: Gonzalez campaign) September 7, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Kristen Gonzalez is Likely Heading to the New York State Senate Kristen Gonzalez, a democratic socialist, won her August Democratic primary election for a new State Senate seat (district 59) covering parts of western Queens and Brooklyn as well as a slice of the East Side of Manhattan, and is all but certain to win the general election and become a State Senator in January. She joined the show to discuss her winning campaign, policy priorities, and more. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) ...
2022 Congressional Primaries and The New York Times Editorial Board, with Mara Gay
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2022 Congressional Primaries and The New York Times Editorial Board, with Mara Gay

At the polls (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) August 25, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: 2022 Congressional Primaries and The New York Times Editorial Board, with Mara Gay Mara Gay of The New York Times Editorial Board joined the show to discuss the outcomes of the 2022 New York congressional primaries and the Board's endorsements -- Rep. Jerry Nadler in NY-12; Daniel Goldman in NY-10; and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in NY-17, all victorious -- as well as related themes. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? ...
Business leaders share support for proposed Mattoon Sports Complex | Government and Politics
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Business leaders share support for proposed Mattoon Sports Complex | Government and Politics

MATTOON — Business leaders have voiced support for the proposed $66 million Mattoon Sports Complex and its economic development potential.That support was among the public comments and questions that were shared after a presentation on this complex at the Mattoon City Council meeting Tuesday night in Burgess-Osborne Auditorium.James Rieck, franchise owner for Express Employment Professionals in Mattoon, said he had wondered how the complex might affect property taxes but has since been pleased to hear that this project's financing is designed to not place burden on the community's residents."It's for the good of the community. It's for the development of the community," Rieck said. ...
Future Tulsa City Hall visitors likely will pass through metal detector | Politics
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Future Tulsa City Hall visitors likely will pass through metal detector | Politics

City officials are working to implement an enhanced security plan that would require visitors to City Hall to pass through a metal detector before entering the building, the Mayor’s Office confirmed last week.The detection device is a common feature at most government buildings, but the city has typically deployed it only for City Council meetings and other large gatherings in Council chambers.Officials are also considering designating an area along Cincinnati Avenue between First and Second streets for the public to gather during protests and demonstrations. This would provide protesters with a safe place to congregate while keeping the entrance to City Hall — at the corner of Second Street and Cincinnati Avenue — accessible to the public.“Following the recent shooting at...
Mayor Adams pays off ‘political debt’ with 10 hires for top NYC posts
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Mayor Adams pays off ‘political debt’ with 10 hires for top NYC posts

Mayor Eric Adams has rewarded 10 ex-City Council members with plum leadership posts in his administration since taking office in January. The new hires – which include four department heads and other top advisors who mostly traded in council seats for higher-paying, six-figure gigs at City Hall – were tapped from both sides of political aisle by the former Brooklyn borough president. Political pundits say their campaign support was crucial in helping Adams prevail in a highly contested Democratic mayoral primary before coasting to victory in last November’s general election. Hank Sheinkopf, a longtime Democratic political consultant, said it’s common for new mayors to pay off “political debt” by handing out patronage jobs but there’s a growing concern that Ad...