What's Wrong with New York? Brian Lehrer Explains

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Governor David Paterson is under investigation for potentially misusing his power. A representative just resigned (after allegations that he groped a male staffer). Another representative has stepped down from his committee post because of an ethics investigation. And to top it all off, the state government seems paralyzed in the face of an upcoming budget deadline. But how bad is it really?

Is New York all that different from the rest of the country right now? Brian Lehrer, host of the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, puts it in context for us. 

Guests:

Brian Lehrer

Produced by:

Alex Goldmark

Comments [2]

Jennifer - that's an excellent question. We're looking into it as a possible story idea. Thanks!
Adam Hirsch, Web Producer

Mar. 11 2010 05:04 PM
Jennifer from New York

There's been a lot of talk about corruption in government. I'm more interested in which states have the MOST functional politics. Anyone?

Mar. 11 2010 07:43 AM

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