Public Affairs & Communications Blog

June Capitol View: Is America Ready to Come Out? Electing a Gay President in 2020

Gramercy’s final installment of Capitol View in 2019 recognized Pride Month with a panel discussion that asked a simple question: Is America ready for a gay president? The talk featured prominently Mayor Pete’s presidential run, and also the nuances of national politics. Panelists included Dr. Angela D. Ledford, Professor of Political Science at the College…
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March Capitol View Features a Reporter’s Roundtable

Gramercy’s third Capitol View brought together distinguished government reporters for a discussion on New York State’s financial picture and what the 2019 budget could look like. Panelists included Josefa Velasquez of The City, Liz Young of the Albany Business Review and David Lombardo of the Times Union, with Capital Tonight reporter Nick Reisman moderating. Topics covered ranged from what a plastic bag ban could…
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February’s Capitol View Features NY State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

Gramercy’s February Capitol View brought State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to Bull Moose Club for a budget conversation facilitated by award-winning media veteran Susan Arbetter, host of WCNY’s “The Capitol Pressroom.”  As a longtime member of the Assembly and a 30-year veteran of Albany, the state’s chief fiscal officer offered insight on New York’s financial picture, the state of play at the Capitol, ways…
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Gramercy Launches Capitol View Series with Former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato

Gramercy’s Capitol View series brings in influencers and changemakers of New York State for pivotal conversations affecting our changing political scene. We welcomed former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato for the inaugural event hosted at Bull Moose Club in Albany. Spectrum’s Capital Tonight host Liz Benjamin facilitated the conversation as Senator D’Amato shared his views on partisanship in Washington and the future of the political landscape in…
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