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Welcome to Political Talk with democrat commentator Dora Leland and republican commentator Tom Santulli.

Gov. Kathy Hochul released her $216.3 billion budget proposal this week. The budget proposal includes money for pandemic recovery initiatives. Property tax rebates for homeowners and substantial spending increases on education and health care are also part of the spending plan.

Is it a good plan? Our political team breaks it down in this week’s edition of Political Talk.