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This Week In New York

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June 14, 2019

New York State

  • Construction Workers Travel to Albany to Rally for Prevailing Wages
  • Attorney General James launches Multi-state Coalition to Block T-Mobile, Sprint Merger
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses
  • New York To Enact Permanent Rent Control Measures

New York City

  • Mayor de Blasio & Speaker Johnson Reach Early Handshake Agreement for FY2020 Budget
  • NYC Extends For-Hire Vehicle License Cap & Reduces Cruising by Empty Cars
  • Comptroller DiNapoli Audit Finds Gaps in NYC School Safety Planning

Briefs

  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemptions from School Vaccination Requirements
  • Coalition Launches Ad Campaign in Favor of Hospital Charge Bill
  • Court Strikes Down Outside Income Restrictions on Legislators from State Pay Commission
  • IRS Finalizes Regulations SALT Workarounds
  • Assembly Passes Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act #GreenLightNY
  • NYC to Adopt School Diversity Advisory Group Recommendations
  • Supports, Not Summonses: de Blasio Administration Announces Pilot Initiative to Divert Homeless Individuals on The Subway from Unnecessary Court Processes

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June 7, 2019

New York State

  • Seven Days and Counting
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses

New York City

  • Hate Crimes Surge in NYC

Briefs

  • Governor Cuomo Calls Neo-Nazis What They Are: Domestic Terrorists
  • Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Climate Action Plan
  • Health Insurers Request 8.4% Average Rate Hike
  • Port Authority to Move Forward With Newark AirTrain, Terminal B replacement
  • DEC Asks Public to Report Moose Sightings
  • DEC Accepting Applications for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants
  • More Than 50,000 New Yorkers Now Enrolled in Fair Fares Program
  • De Blasio Administration Seizing 46 Ice Cream Trucks Involved in Shell Company Scam to Dodge $4.5 Million in Traffic Violations
  • Subway Speeds Increase at 90 locations
  • Deanne B. Criswell Appointed Commissioner of NYC Emergency Management

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May 31, 2019

New York State

  • Carolyn Pokorny Confirmed as MTA Inspector General
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses

New York City 

  • NYC Unveils Paid Personal Leave Legislation

Briefs

  • Governor Outlines Top 10 End of Session Initiatives
  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Ending the Legal Ban on Gravity Knives
  • Public Advocate Call for a ‘Racial Impact Study’ for All Proposed Rezoning Plans
  • Attorney General James Sues New York City Property Manager for Illegally Deregulating Hundreds of Rent-Stabilized Apartments
  • New York City’s Amends Bail Reform Policy to Divert Teens from Jail

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May 24, 2019

New York State

  • Appellate Court Finds Farmworkers Have Right to Unionize
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses

New York City

  • NYC Comptroller:  ThriveNYC’s Lack of Clarity Concerning

Briefs

  • Nick Langworthy to Replace Ed Cox as GOP State Chair
  • JCOPE Executive Director Agata Leaving
  • State Firefighters Push for Civilian & Fire Service Employees
  • Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order to Ensure Information About City Services Reaches All New Yorkers
  • City & State to Investigate Taxi Medallions
  • Speaker Johnson and Sanitation Committee Chair Reynoso Demand     $4.2 Million for Extra Litter Basket Collection in FY2020 Budget

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May 10, 2019

New York State

  • New York State Construction Industry Booming
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses
  • Cuomo Administration Appointments

New York City

  • Mayor DeBlasio Appoints Melanie La Rocca as Commissioner of the Department of Buildings
  • NYC Council Passes 17 Bills to Assist Tenants

Briefs

  • State Lawmakers Reach Agreement on School Bus Camera Bill
  • NY Faces Pipeline May 15th Deadline
  • State Lawmakers Plan Hearing on Single Payer Health Plan
  • Mayor de Blasio Unveils NYC Care Card, Details Progress Toward Launch of Guaranteed Health Care
  • NYC Expanding List of Crimes that Allow for ICE Cooperation

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