Senator Simcha Felder (D – Borough Park, Brooklyn)

Simcha lets loose on the non-news stories journalists who cover the issues at the Capitol focus on, specifically the controversy over committee chairs, vice-chairs or deputy chairs getting stipends — an issue that does not impact Simcha personally. Another bone of contention Simcha discusses is his vehement disapproval of the leaders of advocacy groups who take it on themselves to rate the legislative success and failures of lawmakers. He also makes it plain and clear that he is not a Jewish legislator but a legislator who happens to be Jewish. We also discuss his committee assignments and his teaching at Touro College. It is a most entertaining episode that shows much emotion and the passion Simcha has for making policy.