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This Week In New York

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December 18, 2020

New York State

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations: New York Leads the Way
  • $15 Minimum Wage Phase-in to Continue as Report Shows NYS Labor Markets Recovering Increase to Take Effect on December 31, 2020
  • Governor Cuomo Signs the “Protect Our Courts” Act
  • Chapters of the Laws of 2020

New York City

  • Comptroller DiNapoli: NYC Retail Sector Battered by Pandemic
  • Bills Passed by the City Council

Briefs 

  • LIRR Projects Run $70 Million Over Budget, Years Behind Schedule: State Comptroller
  • Attorney General James Sues to End Google’s Illegal Monopolies
  • City Council Voluntarily Recognizes Union of Council Staffers
  • Mayor de Blasio Appoints Keri Butler as Acting Executive Director of Public Design Commission

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December 11, 2020

New York State

  • New York’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan FDA & State Approve Pfizer Vaccine
  • New York State Pension Fund Sets 2040 Target for Zero Carbon Emissions Investments
  • Attorney General James Leads Multistate Lawsuit Seeking to End Facebook’s Monopoly

New York City

  • Bills Passed by the City Council

Briefs 

  • New York City Outdoor Dining to Close
  • COVID-19 Infections:  Where They Came From (September – November 2020)
  • Tax Increases on the Horizon
  • Consumer Alert:  NYS Division of Consumer Protection Alerts Consumers to Privacy Precautions with Technology Toys
  • New York State Launches New York Forward Small Business Lease Assistance Partnership
  • PSC to Hold Ratepayer Forums for Damages from Tropical Storm Isaias
  • Legislative and Labor Leaders Issue Letter Urging New York Congressional Delegation to Provide Stimulus Funding to Avoid Catastrophic Budget Cuts
  • Flushing’s Waterfront Rezoning Project Approved by the City Council

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December 4, 2020

New York State

  • NY Readies for COVID-19 Vaccine & Fights Winter Surge
  • Attorney General James Announces Rules to Strengthen Investment Professional Oversight

New York City

  • NYC IBO Lays Out Budgeting Options
  • Southern District of New York Closes Courthouses Amid COVID-19 Spike
  • City Council Wins Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging Commercial and Residential Protection Laws During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Split Tolling Returns to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

Briefs 

  • Governor to Sign Executive Order Expanding Eligibility for New York's COVID Rent Relief Program and Reopening Application Window
  • New York's Green Light Law Survives Appeal
  • New NY Thruway Tolls Approved:  Increases on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and Non-E-ZPass Drivers
  • Recovery Agenda: City Invests $20 Million to Create Pandemic Response Institute, Strengthening Long-Term Health Infrastructure
  • Mayor de Blasio Launches Employee Ownership NYC, Nation's Largest Municipal Initiative to Support Employee Ownership Conversion
  • Mayor de Blasio Appoints Margaret Forgione as Acting Transportation Commissioner
  • Wanted:  Cash for Guns Queens DA Sponsors Gun Buyback Program

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November 13, 2020

New York State

  • Comptroller DiNapoli: State Must Consider Pros and Cons of Gaming Revenues
  • Governor Announces Restaurants, Bars & Other SLA-licensed Entities Must Close In-person Service From 10 pm to 5 am Daily
  • Cashless Tolling to Go Live on NYS Thruway Beginning Friday, November 13th

New York City

  • TWU Wins Accommodations for Pregnant Workers
  • NYC Comptroller Announces Support for Medallion Debt Relief Proposal

Briefs 

  • Thousands of New York Voters Can Now Fix Faulty Mail-in Ballots
  • Connecticut Voters Support Restoration of Columbus Statue
  • Governor Signs the Outdoor Rx Act
  • NY Eases Cancellation of Gym Memberships
  • New York City Announces New Mental Health Teams to Respond to Mental Health Crises
  • City Corrections Officers Continue Legal Battle Against NYC’s Jail Consolidation Plan Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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November 6, 2020

New York State

  • Let the Counting (and Recounting) Begin
  • Division of Budget Releases Financial Plan Update; Director Issues Agency Letter Calling for at Least a 5% Spending Reduction
  • Governor’s New Travel Protocol

New York City

  • Payroll Shows Gender, Racial and Ethnic Pay Disparities

Briefs 

  • Governor Cuomo: Time is ‘Ripe’ to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in New York
  • NY Education Commissioner: January Regents Exam Canceled
  • Governor Issues Executive Order Easing COVID-19 & Flu Reporting Requirements
  • Speaker Heastie Announces Staff Appointment
  • More Than 60 percent of Applicants Denied New York’s Rent Relief
  • Port Authority Imposes $50 Fines for Failure to Wear Masks at Airports & PATH Trains
  • Council of School Supervisors and Administrators Makes Labor Savings Agreement with City; Mayor Makes No-Layoff Pledge

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