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Audio: Tom Precious talks Medicaid, state budget, redistricting

It's winter break for state legislators in Albany, but that doesn't mean Albany goes into hibernation.

The News' Albany Bureau Chief Tom Precious delves into all things Albany -- including budget issues, Medicaid and redistricting -- in this Politics Now podcast.

The atmosphere around Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposed budget is becoming more contentious, Precious indicates, as more rank-and-file Legislature members are coming out and criticizing elements of the spending plan.

Stream the audio here:

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Make sure to stay up to date with news out of the state capital at our Capital Connection page.

--Aaron Besecker

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

rmccarthy@buffnews.com


Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

tprecious@buffnews.com


Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

@jillterreri | jterreri@buffnews.com


Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

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