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This Week In New York

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September 25, 2020

New York State

  • NYS to Create COVID-19 Vaccine Task Forces

New York City

  • NYC’s Recovery Agenda Vision for City’s recovery centers on public health and social justice
  • Bills Approved by the City Council

Briefs 

  • NYS Announces FDA Approval for COVID-19 Saliva Swab Test
  • Governor Cuomo Announces Executive Order Extending Moratorium On COVID-Related Commercial Evictions Until October 20
  • Foliage Report
  • Mayor de Blasio Extends Executive Order 148 & Announces Alternate Celebrations for Signature Events
  • NYC Indoor Pools to Open at 33 Percent Capacity
  • Mayor de Blasio Announces Expanded Furloughs for City Employees

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September 18, 2020

New York State

  • NYS DOH Revises Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines

New York City

  • NYC, United Federation of Teachers, and Council of School Supervisors & Administrators Announce School Reopening and Staffing Plan.
  • Appeals Court Bars Release of  NYPD Disciplinary Records as  Union Lawsuit Progresses
  • Initiatives Approved by the City Council

Briefs 

  • Comptroller DiNapoli: Local Sales Tax Collections Down 7.8 Percent in August
  • New Proposed Regulations Released to Accelerate the State’s Wind and Solar Projects
  • Mayor de Blasio Announces Open Streets: Restaurants Will Expand to Weekdays at 40 Locations Citywide
  • NYC Launches New Cleanliness Initiatives for Streets and Parks

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September 11, 2020

New York State

  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Requiring Plans to Protect Public Workers in Future Health Emergencies

New York City

  • Businesses Call Upon Mayor to Restore  NYC’s “Safe and Healthy Work Environment”
  • Dining in NYC Allowed to Resume Beginning September 30th with 25 Percent Occupancy Limit
  • Governor Directs MTA to Bolster Mask Compliance on Public Transit System

Briefs 

  • NYSUT Prepares Legal Action Calls on State Leaders to Stop Cuts to Schools
  • NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia Announces Resignation
  • DOL Provides Guidance Regarding FFCRA Leave Related to School Reopening
  • NYC Gym Owners Sue Mayor de Blasio for Barring Fitness Classes in Reopening Plan
  • LIRR Unveils New Technology That Identifies Least Crowded Trains Before Riders Leave Home

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September 4th, 2020

New York State

  • Comptroller DiNapoli: Pension Contribution Rates To Increase
  • New York Casinos & Malls In NYC Allowed to Reopen Next Week with Limited Capacity

New York City

  • NYC Restaurants Sue City & State Over Indoor Dining Rules
  • Vision Zero: NYC Lowers Speed Limits by 5 MPH on 9 Major City Streets

Briefs 

  • Governor Cuomo Announces School Reporting Requirements and Online Dashboard to Track COVID-19
  • NY Absentee Ballot Portal is Now Open & Requests Can Be Made Directly Online
  • New York State Releases New Guidelines for Agri-tourism Businesses
  • Two Out of Three NY Restaurants Fear Closure Without Aid
  • Mayor de Blasio Appoints Gary Jenkins as Administrator of the Human Resources Administration (HRA)

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August 28, 2020

New York State

  • Comptroller DiNapoli: New Law Helps Local Governments Weather COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Chapters of the Laws of 2020

New York City

  • NYC Council Considers Amendment to “Diaphragm Law”
  • 50a Litigation Update
  • Bills Approved by the City Council

Briefs 

  • State Legislation to Hold Utilities Accountable for Failure to Effectively Respond to Power Outages
  • Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order to Support New Yorkers’ Right to Vote
  • Attorney General James Announces Settlement with Honda Over Airbag Failures
  • Comptroller DiNapoli: NYC’s Shelter Repair Process Needs Fixing
  • New York Fashion Week to Take Place in September with Limited or No Spectators
  • NYC Partners With New York Yankees to Fight COVID-19 and Get More New Yorkers Tested
  • MTA Officials Warn of Major Layoffs and Service Cuts Without Federal Aid

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