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Reeher Speaks with WRVO About Proposed Redistricting Plan in NY

With Katko’s decision to retire at the end of the year, Professor Grant Reeher says the new district could be up for grabs for a moderate democrat. "A Republican on the far right who's denying the legitimacy of the 2020 election, for example, is not going to win over a lot of independents,” says Reeher.
February 2, 2022

Reeher Discusses Rep. Katko's Retirement With The Hill, WRVO

Rep. John Katko (R-NY 24th District) announced his retirement last week, creating an opportunity for Democrats to pick up a seat. But some experts warn that nominating someone who is too far to the left could turn off moderate voters, such as those who voted for both Biden and Katko in 2020.
January 20, 2022

Reeher Weighs in on Gov. Hochul's 2022 Strategy in Spectrum News Piece

“What I see her doing right now is pushing restrictions and regulations about as far as they can be pushed given the appetite of the people for them at this point,” says Professor Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.
January 4, 2022

Reeher Talks to Spectrum News about NY Governor's Race

According to Professor Grant Reeher, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi is likely more of a threat to incumbent Kathy Hochul than New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
December 23, 2021

Grant Funds Syracuse Housing Research

Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology at the Maxwell School, is part of a three-member team that has received a $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to investigate how building local power among tenants can enhance community health and well-being.
December 17, 2021

Van Slyke Weighs in on Biden's Infrastructure Plan in Associated Press

Dean David M. Van Slyke shared his views on the infrastructure bill in the Associated Press article, "Biden’s $1T infrastructure bill historic, not transformative."
November 15, 2021

Virtual happy hour connects Online Executive MPA

Executive M.P.A. students, faculty and alumni toasted each other during a recent virtual networking happy hour as they listened to three current students share insights about pursuing and working in elected office. The quarterly event nurtures networking among participants in Maxwell's 30-credit, online program for professionals with at least five years’ experience in management. It also encourages members of different cohorts to exchange ideas.
November 12, 2021

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