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Click on the links below to read our newsletters for updates covering New York State and City Government. Publications are released every week.

This Week In New York

October 16, 2020

October 20, 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

October 16, 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

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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September 25, 2020

October 1, 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

October 1, 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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