Tag Archives: Josh Durso

Answering your questions about Novel Coronavirus | Weekly Debrief #64

This week on The Debrief Podcast, a breakdown of the most-asked questions we received in the newsroom since the Novel Coronavirus outbreak began in New York. Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss, and look forward to a potentially permanently changed region.

Rick House talks Medicaid plans in Albany and unfunded mandates .::. Inside the FLX #223

Unfunded mandates. We hear plenty about them in Upstate New York, but what does an unfunded mandate actually look like in real life application? Rick House, Wayne County Administrator, made headlines a couple weeks ago when he said counties are being blamed for something they have no control over. To make matters worse, he says the proposals that have been put forward so far fall short in addressing the issue, which is a program that is simply too expensive.

This week on Episode #224 of Inside the FLX, House discusses the implications of a program that gets more expensive, and forces counties to make difficult decisions.

Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate .::. Inside the FLX #226

Michael Kracker has been leading the business advocacy group Unshackle Upstate for several years. He’s been a guest on Inside the FLX before, and this week, he’s in the FingerLakes1.com Studio for another conversation.

On Episode #226 Kracker discusses the 2020 proposals, the budget process, and so much more.

Casey McDonald for Congress .::. Inside the FLX #224

Romulus resident Casey McDonald announced his candidacy last year. However, he’s been patiently campaigning, talking with residents throughout the region about issues most important to them. Mounting a challenge to an incumbent Congressman can be a challenge, but it’s one McDonald says he’s cut out to achieve.

This week on Episode #223 of Inside the FLX, he discusses his campaign, what issues are most-important to him, and how he’s approaching the challenge.