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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

May 10, 2019

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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May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

As We Go To Press

  • FERC Approves Williams Pipeline

New York State

  • Governor Cuomo Signs Bill To Ban Offshore Drilling In New York Waters
  • Public/Private Partnership: Immigrant Services In Consulates And Religious Institutions
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses
  • Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Economic Snapshot of Long Island Highlighting Growth and Challenges

New York City

  • Mayor de Blasio Announces Full Implementation of Free Phone Calls for People in Custody
  • Mayor de Blasio Appoints Louise Carroll as Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • De Blasio Administration Announces Alcohol Advertising Ban on City Property

Briefs

  • Board of Elections Approves Early Voting Regulations
  • State Senate Plans Sports Wagering Hearing
  • Lyft Loses Court Challenge to NYC’s Driver Minimum Wage
  • Melissa A. Browne as Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Special Projects and Community Events

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April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

New York State

  • Governor Cuomo Calls for Full Federal Funding of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
  • Comptroller DiNapoli: NY in a “Better Position” & Made First Rainy Day Fund Deposit Since 2015
  • State Attorney General James Announces Facebook Investigation

New York City

  • NYC Budget 2020
  • NYC’s Green New Deal
  • Bills Passed by the Council

Briefs

  • First Suicide Prevention Task Force Report
  • Ørsted, Eversource Pledge $11M for Port Upgrades if Wind Project Approved
  • SALT Deduction Cap Reduces Impacts of Federal Tax Cuts
  • Mayor de Blasio Appoints John Paul Farmer as Chief Technology Officer
  • Noah Genel Appointed Commissioner and Chair of the Business Integrity Commission

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April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019

New York State

  • Governor Cuomo Mandates NYS To “Broaden Interpretation” Of Merit Scholarship Eligibility For Gold Star Families
  • Chapters of the Laws of 2019

New York City

  • Buildings Department Announces Enforcement Sweep of Construction Sites Across NYC
  • NYC Paid $1 Billion in Claims in 2018

Briefs

  • NYS OCA: ICE Agents Need Warrant to Make Arrests in Courthouses
  • Data Privacy Survey to Improve Regulation of Online Marketplace
  • Mayor de Blasio Appoints Jackie Bray as Director of the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants
  • New York City Economy Continues to Set Records City Added 820,000 Jobs from 2009 to 2018

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April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

New York City

  • Mayor de Blasio and Teamsters Local 237 Reach Agreement for NYCHA Maintenance Workers
  • Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order to End City Reliance on Single-Use Plastic

New York State

  • Comptroller DiNapoli: SED Comes Up Short in Oversight of School Safety Planning
  • Assembly Fights to Protect NY Tenants
  • Bills Under Governor’s Consideration
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses

Briefs

  • Governor Supports Free Tuition for Families of Fallen New Yorkers
  • H. Carl McCall to Retire as SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman
  • Excelsior Scholarship Program Sees Enrollment Increase
  • De Blasio Administration’s Health Department Declares Public Health Emergency Due to Measles Crisis

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April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019

New York State

  • “On Time” Budget
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses

New York City

  • Mayor de Blasio Announces Expert Panel to Evaluate Reconstruction of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Briefs

  • State Assembly Plans Rent Regulation Hearings
  • New York Teachers are Highest Paid in U.S.
  • Comptroller Audit Reveals Inadequate Oversight of DOB Amusement Park Inspections, Highlighting Widespread Inconsistencies
  • Moody’s: Congestion Pricing Plan a “Credit Positive”
  • Vicki Been New Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development

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March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

New York State

  • Where Things Stand
  • Chapters of the Laws of 2019
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses
  • New York State Comptroller DiNapoli: Wall Street Profits Rose in 2018, But Bonuses Fell

New York City

  • Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order to Reduce City’s Vehicle Fleet
  • Bills Signed by the Mayor

Briefs

  • Senate & Assembly Agree to Janus-Inspired Budget Protections
  • Lawyers at Camba Legal Service Go Out on 24 Hours Strike
  • Upstate NY Casinos Cut Back on Slots
  • City Files Lawsuit Against Water-Based Billboard Company

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March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

New York State

  • What’s In, What’s Out
  • Legislature Approves Speed Cameras in NYC & Buffalo
  • Bills Delivered to the Governor
  • Bills Passed by Both Houses

New York City

  • State Comptroller DiNapoli: NYC Budget Is Balanced but Risks Are Growing
  • NYC Looks to the State to Level the Playing Field for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses
  • Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation to Protect Workers in Commercial Waste Industry

Briefs

  • Legislature Approves Bill to Create Maternal Mortality Review Board
  • Sports Betting At Upstate NY Casinos Can Begin In May
  • Comptroller Stringer Calls for a Chief Diversity Officer in City Hall
  • Elected Officials and Labor Rally for Prevailing Wage
  • City Announced $2.8 Million in Funding for 175 Cultural Organizations from Metropolitan Museum Admissions Agreement

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