Lawmakers Call for Apology from OASAS
Capital Region legislators are getting involved after a top staffer at the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services reportedly verbally attack the 86 year old head of local treatment center. According to the Albany Times Union, back in July the agency's general council swore at Reverend Peter Young and told him that his organization should have been put out of business. The organization, Peter Young Housing, Industries and Treatment, lost its ability to apply for state grants in 20-12 because of embezzlement investigation that ultimately lead to charges against five employees. But Reverend Young and his supporters say big changes have been made since then, and the state agency should reconsider, or at least apologize for the incident. Joining us to explain more is Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin.