Power & Politics Full Show: The power shift in Albany
There's been a lot of focus on the national political landscape and the role that Long Island's four congressmen will play in a slim Republican majority – but in Albany, Democrats will continue to control all levers of government.
But that doesn't mean there won't be a power shift. Consider Long Island's representation in the Senate. In January 2022, five of the Island's nine Senate seats were occupied by Democrats.
After the 2022 election, there are now just two.
How does that change the regional balance of power in Albany? Rich Barrabi discusses it with state Sen. Kevin Thomas, of Levittown.
Also, LIPA releasing its budget for 2023 with a projection for a decrease in monthly utility bills. Tom Falcone, LIPA’s CEO, joins the show.