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Politics and Government

Stephanie Miner on the Campbell Conversations

This edition of the Campbell Conversations offers a wide-ranging discussion with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner that covers both local and national political issues, and which includes discussions of the pension problem, ideas voiced in her recent state of the city address, and reflections on the conflicts within the city’s criminal justice system.

By any account, Miner has had a busy first term. She has sounded a trumpet on fiscal sustainability, wrestled with the city council over funding issues, tried to leverage change in the educational system, taken on a new role as co-chair of the State Democratic Party, dealt with deteriorating and vacant housing, publicly disagreed with a popular governor over pension reform—and watched over an escalating war of words between her police department and the county district attorney.