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Capital Connection – 05/05/23


What Can 229 Billion Dollars Buy & What’s Not to like about House Bill 300

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer fight to promote Christian values in Albany and Harrisburg.  Here’s what’s happening this week at the state capitals.

Events mentioned in this week’s News Feature:

Capital Connection – 04/28/23

“PA House Bill 300 & an Update on the Late NY State Budget”

There’s been lots of “wheelin’ and dealin’” in Harrisburg and Albany this week. 

There’s progress as Democratic legislators and the governor finalize a proposed NY government budget, which is full of policy changes as well. Jason McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms analyzes this week’s news.

Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute explains the implications on HB300, which he calls dangerous legislation now advancing in the PA House. 

Find out more about governmental actions and current issues on “Capital Connection”, airing on the radio Fridays at noon and available 24/7 on Family Life’s News-Podcasts page.

Capital Connection – Pills, Restrooms, Budgets – 04/21/23

It’s our weekly conversation with two Christian commentators on what has been in the news.  This week:

  • Stockpiling Abortion Pills
  • Transgenderism in the Public Square
  • Still no NY State Budget

Jason McGuire (in Albany) and Michael Geer (from Harrisburg) keep us “in the know” on vital issues happening in the governments and in the culture. Bob Price hosts the conversation.

Capital Connection – Statehouse stalemate, Renewable energy – 04/07/23

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Dan Bartkowiak weigh in on important issues happening now in New York and Pennsylvania:

Among this week’s topics on our weekly “Capital Connection” roundtable:

  • Stalemate at the Statehouse
  • Pumping the Breaks on Renewal Energy
  • Transgenderism on parade in Albany and Harrisburg



Capital Connection – 03/24/23

In our weekly Friday Roundtable, our “Capital Connection” guests analyze cultural news and governmental issues of note in our two states.

This week, timely topics for Michael Gear (Pennsylvania Family Institute) and Jason McGuire (New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms) include:

  • Gun rights legislation
  • Fossil fuels — economics and/or the environment
  • Big growth in a “Northern Invasion”



Capital Connection – 03/17/23

It’s our weekly update on governmental and social issues making news in Pennsylvania and New York, including:

  • Free Speech on College Campuses
  • Abortion Drugs in NY
  • The Move to make Marijuana Legal in PA

Christian watchdogs Michael Geer and Jason McGuire dive deep into the issues that matter at the state capitals in Harrisburg and Albany.  Stay informed with the latest offering of “Capital Connection”.

Capital Connection – PA & NY Budgets – 03/10/23

State budget negotiations are heating up in Albany and Harrisburg

Officials in both New York and Pennsylvania have spending blueprints.  This week on Family Life’s Capital Connection we take a deep dive into how the governmental budget plans impact you.

Plus get up to date with other local issues and social debates with Michael Geer and Jason McGuire.  

Capital Connection – 03/03/23

“Hochul’s War on Gas, Shapiro’s Budget Address and America’s Falling Marriage Rate”

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer “sound off” on the issues in the news this week from the state capitals of Albany and Harrisburg.


Capital Connection – 02/24/23

Capital Connection” is our weekly Friday Roundtable to explore public issues and governmental actions, in Pennsylvania and New York.

Hear faith-based commentary from Jason McGuire and Michael Geer.

On this week’s menu:

  • Spiritual fervor among young people — and not only at Asbury University
  • Death penalty considerations in NY and PA, including Josh Shapiro’s revised position on capital punishment
  • School districts must choose “all” or “none” as outside groups ask to promote new clubs
  • A returning proposal to force all NY health care into government-operated programs

Capital Connection – Guns in Church, Pot in PA – 02/10/23

Guns in Church, Pot in Pennsylvania, and whether Black History Month had its focus stolen.

Dan Barkowiak with the Pennsylvania Family Institute and Steven Hayford with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms discuss governmental and social issues in the news. Capital Connection host Bob Price takes us to Albany and Harrisburg each Friday.