Monday Morning Memo and More

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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 – June 29

Good Morning from Buffalo... While New York’s Primary Elections have come and gone, many votes have not yet been counted and most winners undetermined. Nearly 1.75 million New Yorkers applied for absentee ballots to vote in Primary and Special Elections. Ballots have...

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Monday Morning Memo – June 22

Good Morning from New York... Governor Cuomo’s streak of 110 days of COVID-19 updates and briefings ended on Friday. While New York’s phased re-opening continues, region by region, bringing both hope for economic recovery and fear of a “second wave,” the attention of...

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Monday Morning Memo – June 15

Good Morning from Albany... This week, significant and far-reaching reform of policing in New York State was passed by the Legislature after years of being held up by the fear of elected officials to be anti-police or soft on crime (with strong assists from law...

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Monday Morning Memo – June 8

Good Morning from Western New York... As New York State continues to reopen and coronavirus restrictions ease, the protests in response to the tragic death of George Floyd have captivated all of us and are galvanizing action in the state legislation. The Senate and...

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Monday Morning Memo – June 1

Good Morning from New York... Last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly convened in Legislative Session for the first time since passing a budget at the beginning of April. Both Chambers were largely empty; a handful of legislators entered in small groups to...

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Monday Morning Memo – May 25

Happy Memorial Day! Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx)  confirmed  that lawmakers will be back in Albany for Legislative Session this week. Most Senators and Assemblymembers will not be present in the...

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