With legislative session having come to a close late last week, this was a relatively quiet week in Albany as members shifted their focus to local primary races (early voting began June 12 and goes through June 20, primary elections are June 22). Some of the bills that passed both the Senate and the Assembly are being delivered to the Governor for his signature or veto, including one that would cover the costs of the impeachment investigation being conducted by the Assembly (S.7237/A.8037, Chapter 152). This is a process that will continue through the end of the year. Read More Here
February’s typical sprinkling of snow and frigid air did not slow down activity at the state capitol last week with the Governor expanding COVID vaccine eligibility, the announcement of increased federal vaccine allocations to the state, and reopening dining in NYC.
The first week of February is a wrap and with Punxsutawney Phil’s less than optimistic prediction for an early spring as a backdrop, we move into the third week of hearings on the Governor’s proposed budget