Casey Seiler

Times Union State Editor

Times Union State Editor and columnist Casey Seiler joined the 'New York NOW' team in 2009. Casey previously served as the paper's entertainment editor. In 2011 he was awarded the Hearst Eagle Award, the highest recognition for an employee in the Hearst Corporation.  Check out Casey's weekly column in The Times Union. 

Before arriving in Albany in 2000, Seiler worked at the Burlington Free Press in Vermont and the Jackson Hole Guide in Wyoming.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Seiler is a Buffalo native who grew up in Louisville, Ky. He lives in Albany's lovely Pine Hills.

Casey reporting on the renovations to the Capitol roof.

Casey reporting on the new voting machines.

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In this week's show, Governor Cuomo has finally reached a deal over the contentious issue of teacher evaluations.

And New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli sits down with Casey Seiler to explain why he opposes the governor's new plan for state employee pensions.

We also take a trip down the Innovation Trail to examine a new bill to expand the state's DNA databank.


Earlier this month, Robert Caro was honored with the 2011 Empire State Archives and History Award in Albany. Caro has written some of the greatest biographies of his time. 'The Power Broker,' his exhaustingly detailed, 1,200+ page book on New York State 'master builder' Robert Moses, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974.

New York has passed a new bill that will cut taxes for 4.4 million New Yorkers, while also raising taxes on those making more than $1 million (for single filers) or $2 million (for joint filers).

While the governor had formerly said that raising taxes on anyone would drive employers out of the state, Albany Bureau Chief for the Associated Press Mike Gormley says that the Occupy movement may have had some influence on reshaping the debate over taxes. The tax breaks will amount to approximately $200 to $400 back for most New Yorkers.

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'We're all a little bit of history geeks in this administration, from the governor on down,' says State Director of Operations Howard Glaser. As such, when Gov. Cuomo took office earlier this year, plans were formed to update the second floor of the state Capitol, the executive chamber also known as the Hall of Governors. The hall features paintings of New York's past governors, up to former Gov. Mario Cuomo, and is a frequent field trip destination for students.