Union’s TV Show Tackles New York State Proposed Budget Woes


With Albany lawmakers working feverishly to plug a projected $6 billion gap in the proposed New York State Fiscal 2021 budget before April 1, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido examines the issue with New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento in the March 2020 edition of the “State of the Union” TV show.

During the half-hour show, Garrido and Cilento discuss the reasons lawmakers need to consider raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires and instituting a stock transfer tax instead of balancing the budget on the backs of working families and poor people through cuts to Medicaid, education, and safety-net hospitals.

The program focuses on the issues that impact the working men and women of New York City, the labor movement and the progressive movement, and is produced at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). It airs in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.

The show is schedule to air:

  • Manhattan (MNN) –Thursday, Mar. 19 at 9:30 p.m. on Spectrum Chs. 34 and 1995, Verizon FiOS Ch. 33 and RCN Ch. 82.
  • BRONXNET – Wednesdays at 3 p.m. on Optimum Chs. 68 & 70, and Verizon FiOS Chs. 34 & 36.
  • BROOKLYN (BRIC) – Tuesday, Mar. 24 and Thursday, Mar. 26 at 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Ch. 1995, Optimum Ch. 67, Verizon FiOS Ch. 42 and RCN Ch. 82.
  • Queens (QPTV) – Tuesday, Mar. 24 at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Spectrum Chs. 56 and 1996, Verizon FiOS Ch. 36 and RCN Ch. 84.

You may other shows on DC 37’s You Tube channel.

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