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The Wrap Up – January 25, 2021

  COVID-19 Transmission Rates Improving During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Cuomo announced that New York State's rate of transmission (Rt) has dropped below 1.0. An Rt of 1.0 or more means COVID-19 will spread quickly.   Due to the declining transmission and infection rates recently, the Governor anticipates some reductions in business restrictions.  Such announcements could begin as early as this week.   Elective Surgeries Can Resume in Erie County The Governor today announced that all elective surgeries can resume in [...]

2021-02-15T11:21:17-05:00February 15th, 2021|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – January 22, 2021

Vaccine Update This afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the State would run out of COVID-19 vaccines today. At the State’s current vaccine administration rate of 80,000 shots given per day, the remaining 28,246 that it has on hand will be gone by midday. The State expects to be able to begin administering its next round of the federally provided vaccine distribution of 250,400 additional doses next week. The Governor continues to look to the Biden administration for an increased supply [...]

2021-01-25T11:33:30-05:00January 25th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

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 this year’s Executive Budget legislation.  We are reviewing hundreds of pages of Budget language and will continue [...]

2021-01-25T11:32:42-05:00January 25th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|

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 State, both of which are tied to the federal government and the level of state and local aid provided [...]

2021-01-25T11:31:49-05:00January 25th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York State, State of the State, Wrap Up|

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 Brooklyn: Christian Cultural Center Bronx: Community Protestant Church Queens: Queens Baptist Church Nassau County: Grace Cathedral International Suffolk County: Prayer Tabernacle [...]

2021-01-19T15:13:04-05:00January 19th, 2021|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|

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 Distribution Status Today, Governor Cuomo indicated that the State’s positivity rate, which had slowly flattened form the holiday increase, [...]

2021-01-19T15:11:48-05:00January 19th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York State, State of the State, Wrap Up|

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 Station Complex Affordable Housing and Community Restoration New Waterfront Park at Pier 76 Javits Center Expansion Modernizing New York [...]

2021-01-19T14:54:15-05:00January 19th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York City, New York State, State of the State, Wrap Up|

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: Identify and build large-scale renewable projects Build New York manufacturing of green technologies Build the renewable energy transmission capacity Workforce Development – create programs to train a green energy [...]

2021-01-19T14:51:54-05:00January 19th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York City, New York State, State of the State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – State of the State – Day Two

Today, during the second of four 2021 State of the State addresses that he will deliver this week, Governor Cuomo announced proposals to reopen New York State safely and support businesses following the COVID-19 pandemic.  The proposals include:   Safely Bringing Back the Arts with Pop-Up Performances and Events Supporting New York Artists Through the Creatives Rebuild Initiative First-in-the-Nation Affordable Internet for All Low-Income Families Partner with New York Businesses to Invest in Workforce Training, Expand Apprenticeships and Mentorships, and Reform [...]

2021-01-13T13:23:13-05:00January 13th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York State, State of the State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up January 8, 2021

State of the State – Monday, January 11 During his daily COVID-19 briefing, Governor Cuomo today reiterated that his annual State of the State address will occur on Monday, January 11.  The Governor stated that the address will emphasize specific action plans to address COVID and post-COVID realities.   Among the Governor’s proposals will be the following:   Legislation to process absentee ballots as soon as they are received and begin being counting these ballots on Election Day.  This legislation also [...]

2021-01-13T13:12:05-05:00January 13th, 2021|COVID-19, New York State, State of the State, Wrap Up|
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