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The Wrap Up – January 20, 2021

President Biden Inaugurated

Congratulations to newly inaugurated President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and new Vice President Kamala D. Harris, who becomes the first woman, the first Black American and the first person of South Asian descent to hold the vice presidency.  We wish them both well, for everyone’s sake.

 

Executive Budget Legislation

Shortly before midnight last night, the Division of the Budget released […]

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The Wrap Up – January 19, 2021

Executive Budget Announced

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his fiscal year 2022 Executive Budget proposal, one that is heavily reliant on additional federal aid coming through. The proposal is outlined in the Executive Budge Briefing Book, and we expect budget language to be published at some point this evening.

 

The Governor’s proposal is wrapped around two potential paths forward for the […]

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The Wrap Up – January 18, 2021

Vaccine Distribution Update

Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that over the past two days the State has deployed eight community vaccination kits to churches and cultural institutions in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County to assist in the State’s equitable vaccine distribution efforts focused on communities of color and low-income communities. These sites include:

  • Manhattan: Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • […]

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The Wrap Up – January 15, 2021

State of the State Briefing Book Released

This afternoon, Governor Cuomo formally released his full policy agenda with the 2021 State of the State briefing book. We have been and will continue reaching out to each of you individually with issues of concern, and you can view the press release announcement below as well as the briefing book itself HERE.

 

Vaccine […]

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The Wrap Up – State of the State – Day Four

State of the State, Day IV

This morning, with his fourth and final 2021 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo discussed initiatives to rebuild New York by investing billions into infrastructure improvements throughout the State.  The Governor discussed the following projects during his address:

 

  • Midtown West Redevelopment in New York City
    • Replacing the Port Authority Bus Terminal
    • Developing the Empire […]

The Wrap Up – State of the State – Day Three

State of the State, Day III

This morning, with his third 2021 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo stressed that the State of New York is progressing too slowly towards a Green Economy. The Governor identified four main areas that the State will emphasize as it transitions away from fossil fuels:

  1. Identify and build large-scale renewable projects
  2. Build New York […]

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