The effort to pass the Women's Equality Act raised long-standing conflicts over reproductive rights, and the increased regulation of various business practices. On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher discusses the political and policy issues raised by the legislative package with Betty DeFazio from Planned Parenthood of Syracuse and Rochester, and New York State Assemblyman Al Stirpe.
Everyone who votes on Tuesday in New York state will choose who will represent them in the state Assembly and Senate. Very few of those races are truly competitive, with many incumbents running unopposed or against candidates who have no chance of winning. The exception in central New York is the race for the newly created 127th Assembly district.. which is a rematch of a very close race two years ago.
There's more than one election rematch in Syracuse this fall.
Democrat Al Stirpe is trying to recapture the State Assembly seat he lost to Republican Don Miller in 2010. Miller, a staunch conservative, won an upset victory over Stirpe despite being outspent by a large margin.