Coming up this evening on Capital Tonight

updated 9/23/2014

Getting Help

  • The race for governor is tilted in Governor Cuomo’s favor, thanks to things like the power of incumbency and the Democratic voter enrollment edge. And that’s made it hard for Republican Rob Astorino to raise money for things like television commercials. But not all political ads have to come from campaigns. A political action committee called Rescue New York has begun an independent expenditure against Cuomo, trying to convince voters the current governor has not done enough for the state. We’ll talk to RNY’s George Winner, the former state senator, about that.
  • Also- Cuomo signed the Community Risk Resilience Act yesterday in hopes of preparing the state for severe weather. The new law requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to issue updated predictions about the impact of climate change every five years. And that information will be used when planning infrastructure and construction projects for the state. We’ll talk to Stu Gruskin of The Nature Conservancy about what that means.
  • And our insiders discuss and debate campaign visions and victories.
  • Plus we’ll have a recap of the public hearing on casinos in the Hudson Valley.