In Focus is a 30-minute public affairs program hosted by award-winning reporter and evening anchor Solomon Syed, exclusively on Spectrum News.

Each week, Solomon will invite experts around Albany to discuss a wide range of issues impacting the Capital Region.

In Focus airs on Spectrum News each Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and repeats Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Spectrum News caught up with many lawmakers on the first day of the new session and asked them to discuss their legislative focus for 2018.

Invasive Species Awareness Week

Biking in the Capital Region

The end of the legislative session

Summer reading programs for students

Suicide prevention and awareness

Pride Month

Memorial Day

The Cost of Heroin

School district budgets and the vote

Solving plastic bag problems in New York

Red Cross and 'Sound the Alarm, Save a Life'

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

What's in, out of state budget