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Politics and Government

State Sens. John Defrancisco and Dave Valesky on the Campbell Conversations

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State Sen. Dave Valesky (D-Oneida), left, and Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) speak on the Campbell Conversations

This week on the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher talks with two veteran Syracuse area lawmakers about the upcoming legislative session, and about the governor's influence over the legislature--and what his overall political agenda has been.  State Senators John DeFrancisco and Dave Valesky offer contrasting views about the governor's use of executive orders, and the need for legislative reform, but largely agree on what the session is likely to focus on, and share an optimistic view of the state budget being passed on time. 

Note: This conversation was recorded before Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State and Budget address on 1/13/16.