Today at 11:20am Brian Lehrer digs deeper into the story, published first here on Streetsblog, that congestion pricing opponent Richard Brodsky received more contributions from parking industry interests than any other New York State Assembly Member. You can tune in online. From the WNYC web site:
What’s the connection between campaign contributions and policy making? We ask Gerald Benjamin, former elected official in Ulster County, professor of liberal arts & sciences at SUNY, New Paltz. This is a follow-up to our interview with New York Assemblyman
Richard Brodsky when we asked him if his contributions from parking lot
owners had anything to do with his opposition to congestion pricing.