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Each week, Jack provides insight for the week ahead with a look back into what happened in New York government the week before. Each Memo is posted here, but get it first when you subscribe.

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Monday Morning Memo- April 12

Good Morning from the State Capital  Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins reached an overdue agreement on the State Fiscal Year 2022 Budget last Tuesday. The $212 billion spending plan caps off an...

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Monday Morning Memo – April 5

Good Morning from the State Capital  Good Morning from Albany where it is now “March 36th” (or April 5th for the rest of the world) and many are asking “where is the State Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget?” Like much in Planet Albany, there were differing interpretations of...

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Monday Morning Memo – March 29

Good Morning from the State Capital     In Albany, the budget “silly season” is in full swing. With just three days until the April 1st start of State Fiscal Year 2022 (and a deadline of last night to introduce budget bills with enough time to age for an on-time...

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Monday Morning Memo – March 22

Good Morning from the Washington, DC Budget reconciliation déjà vu? Last week, Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) told Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on C-SPAN that budget reconciliation is the most likely path for any forthcoming infrastructure package, saying that...

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Monday Morning Memo – March 15

Good Morning from the Nation's Capital On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. The bill came in just under the wire, a day before increased unemployment benefits were set to expire. Read provisions of the final bill...

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Monday Morning Memo – March 8

Good Morning from the Nation's Capital The United States Senate approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Saturday after clinching a deal Friday night over unemployment benefits—which ended a nearly nine-hour standoff between Democratic...

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