The eleventh week of the 2021 legislative session began with both houses dropping their one-house proposals over the weekend (March 6-7).
One-house proposals will likely be introduced over the weekend, establishing baseline positions on spending and associated policy proposals.
This week marks one year since COVID-19 was first diagnosed in New York State.
Since March of 2020, virtually every individual and business in New York State has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic along with the policies intended to mitigate the health effects and spread of the disease.
As the April 1 deadline to enact a New York State Budget agreement makes an appearance on the horizon, the legislature and the Governor worked through a couple of milestones this week, moving closer to the next phase of the negotiating process.
The legislature was not in this week, observing a scheduled winter break that included the annual Presidents Day observance.
On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Governor Cuomo delivered his final speech outlining his 2021 agenda.
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Governor Cuomo delivered the third of four speeches outlining his 2021 agenda
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo delivered the second of four speeches outlining
his 2021 agenda.
On Monday, January 11, Governor Cuomo issued his 11 th State of the State address, commencing a series of four speeches outlining his 2021 agenda.