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This Week In New York

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October 30, 2020

New York State

  • Election Day: Tuesday, November 3rd
  • DOH’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program Regulations Released

New York City

  • Comptroller DiNapoli: NYC Needs to Develop Comprehensive Plan Before “Resorting” to Long-Term Borrowing
  • Answering Union Calls, MTA to Launch Voluntary COVID-19 Screening Program for Frontline Employees
  • Recovery Agenda: Mayor de Blasio Announces Open Storefronts Program

Briefs 

  • New York’s New Seatbelt Law Goes Into Effect November 1st
  • AG James Secures More Than $613,000 from Developers for Violating Rent-Stabilization Developers of Four Properties Admit Violating 421-a Tax Exemption Rules
  • Open Enrollment in New Yok State of Health Begins November 1st
  • Comptroller DiNapoli: Local Sales Tax Collections Down for Third Quarter 2020
  • City Announces $164 million in Savings Under Agreement with DC37
  • Number of NYC Residents Earning $1 Million Hits All Time High in 2018

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October 23, 2020

New York State

  • New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program

New York City

  • City Releases Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Framework
  • Wall St. Profits Soared in First Half of 2020 Securities Industry Buoyed by Federal Stimulus, Massive Influx of Liquidity
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio this week appointed Melanie Hartzog as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Jacques Jiha as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget.

Briefs 

  • Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Extending Moratorium On COVID-Related Commercial Evictions Through January 1
  • Most Movie Theaters Outside of New York City Can Reopen
  • City Triples Estimate Of NYCHA Apartments With Lead Risk To Children
  • Mayor de Blasio Announces City Will Advance Funding for Housing New York Plan

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October 16, 2020

New York State

  • Mother Cabrini Memorial Unveiled in Battery Park
  • Independent Review of Court System Brings Recommendations to Advance Equal Justice in New York Courts

New York City

  • New York City Releases Winter Outdoor Dining Guidance
  • Comptroller DiNapoli: MTA Faces Worst Financial Crisis in History
  • Bills Approved by the City Council

Briefs 

  • Federal Court Considers the Diocese of Brooklyn’s COVID-19 Cluster Lawsuit Against Governor Cuomo
  • New York Wins Border Crossing Suit Against DHS
  • New York Designates Juneteenth as an Official Public Holiday
  • Governor to Withhold Aid from Localities That Do Not Enforce COVID-19 Restrictions
  • Comptroller DiNapoli Audit Shows Lapse in State Oversight of School Bus Safety
  • NYS Department of Financial Services Calls for Regulation of  Social Media After Twitter Hack Investigation
  • Empire State Plaza Ice Rink Will Not Open Due to COVID-19
  • Chirlane McCray Will Not Run for Brooklyn President
  • Foliage

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October 9, 2020

New York State

  • Where are the COVID-19 Clusters?
  • Mayor de Blasio Announces State of Public Process for SoHo-NoHo Neighborhood 
  • Chapters of the Laws of New York 

New York City

  • City Releases Detailed Map for New Yorkers to Look Up  COVID-19 Cluster Zones

Briefs 

  • Excelsior Scholarship to be Awarded for Fall 2020; Future Awards Uncertain
  • Governor Cuomo Announces Executive Order Extending Moratorium On COVID-Related Commercial Evictions Until October 20
  • Fall Foliage Report

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October 2, 2020

New York State

  • NY & NJ Launch Exposure  Notification Apps to Track Spread of  COVID-19

New York City

  • Comptroller DiNapoli:  NYC’s Critical Restaurant Industry Threatened by Pandemic
  • Bills Signed by the Mayor

Briefs 

  • NYS DFS Extends Mental Health Coverage for Frontline Workers to  November 27th
  • Court Dismisses Major Portion of Lawsuit Against  NY’s Rent Regulation
  • Governor Expected to Cut $300 Million from State Court Budget
  • Seneca Gaming Corporation Lays Off 300 Employees Across Western NY
  • Governor Appoints Members to the Clinical Advisory Task Force to  Review COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Governor Signs Executive Order Reminding International Travelers  Entering NY to Quarantine
  • NYC DOH Empowers City Agencies to Close Businesses that Break COVID Rules
  • Fall Foliage Report

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