State of Politics LIVE

State of Politics LIVE is our morning webshow, where we deliver the latest of what’s going on in state politics. We typically broadcast 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays – follow us on Twitter to see if we’re having a show that day.

To view previous editions of State of Politics LIVE, click on the links below or search at We do delete episodes older than three months from this page.

To see full versions of the interviews we highlight, click the “Interviews” button to the right on this page. And remember, complete coverage of the issues we discuss on SoP Live can be viewed on Capital Tonight, weeknights at 8pm and 11:30pm, ONLY on Time Warner Cable News. Also watch using the TWC News app, available for your smartphone or tablet.

CTNYSOPLIVE_032015March 20, 2015:

– We have a recap of the week in State Politics, including yesterday’s Mothership meeting. with Ken Lovett from the NY Daily News.
– Assemblywoman Pat Fahy is speaking out against the Governor’s heavy policy/spending ratio.

– Plus, an update on the Governor’s email controversy.

State of Politics LIVEMarch 18, 2015:

– We have the details on the new ethics deal between Cuomo and the Assembly.
– Paid family leave is also becoming a huge issue – a hearing is planned.
– Plus, Jimmy Vielkind from Capital New York joins us.

State of Politics LIVEMarch 13, 2015:

– We have an update on the budget, including yesterday’s mothership meeting.
– Everyone seems to agree – minority leaders are okay in budget talks. So, what’s the hold up?
– Plus, the Women’s Equality Agenda seems to be moving forward in the Assembly.

State of Politics LIVEMarch 11, 2015:

– Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks to use about his conference’s reform proposals.
– Plus, budget talks continue, but not without complications.
– We also asked Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for her reaction to the Assembly and Senate’s one-house budgets.

CT NY SOP LIVE 030615March 6, 2015

– Senator Mike Gianaris joins us to talk about the latest, including whether Senate Democrats are getting along with the Governor.
– Preet Bharara is bashing former Speaker Sheldon Silver’s attempt to dismiss his case.
– Leaders say they’re *not* planning to sue Gov. Cuomo over his 30-day budget amendments.
– Tom DiNapoli has already filed for 2018.
– Plus, an update on legislation that would help craft beverage producers in New York.

State of Politics LIVEMarch 4, 2015:

– Governor Cuomo says he’s open to doing the minimum wage outside of the budget.
– A giant Charter School rally rocks the capitol. We had a preview.
– Advocacy groups were also, basically, in every corner of the capitol Tuesday.
– Plus, Casey Seiler from the Albany Times Union joins us with the latest.

State of Politics LIVEFeb. 27, 2015:

– The DREAM Act passes the State Assembly, but does it have a chance in the Senate
– Governor Cuomo’s going to Cuba in April. Meanwhile, his new sexual assault policy isn’t being taken well by private colleges.
– Minority leaders in both chambers react to not being included in budget talks when IDC Leader Jeff Klein is.
– Plus, Gannett’s Jon Campbell breaks down the latest.

Feb. 11, 2015:

– Democrats and Republicans are clashing over ethics reform in the State Senate. Hear what they had to say.
– Will a new speaker bring new possibilities? We look at the future of MMA and the Women’s Equality Agenda.
– Plus, Ken Lovett from NY Daily News joins us to talk ethics reform and the latest.