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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.


Monday Morning Memo – May 3

Good Morning from the Nation's Capital   Last Wednesday, President Joe Biden delivered his first joint address to Congress, detailing the American Families Plan—a $1.8 trillion collection of spending increases and tax cuts to pay for a major expansion of education,...

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2021 End of Session “Policy Season” Preview

Despite one of the strangest budget processes in recent memory, New York’s leaders reached an agreement on the budget including major changes on taxes. They also came to a deal on adult use cannabis and mobile sports betting, two complicated and long outstanding...

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Monday Morning Memo – April 26

Good Morning from the Nation's Capital   Last Thursday, Republicans in the United States Senate unveiled a $568 billion infrastructure counterproposal to the Biden Administration’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan, laying out their opening salvo in...

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Monday Morning Memo – April 19

Good Morning from the Nation's Capital   As New York recovered from the budget process, Washington was full steam ahead on infrastructure and earmarks. A group of moderate Republicans and Democrats, led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) are working on a...

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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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