Governor Cuomo Outlines 2021 Agenda: Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2021 State of the State address. The Governor’s 2021 agenda – Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew – features nation-leading proposals to not only defeat COVID-19, but also tackle critical issues facing New York and the country, including jumpstarting New York’s economic recovery; creating a fairer, more just state; reopening the state; becoming a leader in the growing green energy economy; and rebuilding and strengthening New York’s infrastructure. To defeat COVID-19, address New York’s ...

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Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Committee Chairs For 2021-22 Session

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins today announced Senate Committee Chair assignments for the upcoming Legislative Session. Over its first Session, the new Senate Democratic Majority held over 100 hearings and roundtable discussions, excluding the usual budget hearings. Hearings were held on issues ranging from sexual harassment and housing discrimination to addressing the opioid and substance abuse crisis and housing protections. These Senate hearings and roundtables were held throughout New York State, to encourage greater participation and a diversity of views, ...

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Speaker Heastie Announces Staff Appointments

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the following individuals have taken on new roles in the Assembly:

LouAnn Ciccone has been appointed Secretary to the Speaker/Senior Policy Advisor. A veteran of the Assembly and longtime member of the Speaker’s senior staff, she previously served as Secretary for Program and Policy.

Julia Mallalieu has been appointed First Deputy Secretary to the Speaker for Program and Policy. She has served in the Assembly since 1995, first as Associate Counsel, and later as Assistant Secretary ...

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Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate Finance Committee Chair Liz Krueger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2020-2021 Executive Budget Proposal. These hearings, each of which focuses on a programmatic area, are intended to provide the appropriate legislative committees with public input on the Executive Budget Proposal. The hearings will be available for viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites. The Legislative Channel (on cable systems throughout the state) also will carry ...

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Governor Cuomo Outlines FY 2021 Budget: Making Progress Happen

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined the FY 2021 Executive Budget, advancing a clear vision and bold, nation-leading and historic actions to make progress happen in the State of New York.

The budget plan features a $33 billion five-year plan to combat climate change, including a new plan to streamline government bureaucracy to deliver renewable energy projects faster; a $25 billion expansion of New York’s largest-in-the-nation building program, bringing it to $275 billion; an historic $28.5 billion investment in education while ...

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