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 – July 4

We hope you enjoy a restful holiday with friends and family and have time to reflect on the greatness of the American experiment.   Nonetheless, it’s been a busy week and a couple quick notes merit an update.   Primary Night (#1) Thoughts:   Governor Kathy Hochul was...

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Monday Morning Memo – June 27

NBC News on Twitter Good Morning from Graceland... Congress reached a deal on gun safety, albeit a modest one.  More than a week after a bipartisan breakthrough, Senators finally agreed to language that would codify the framework agreement. The 80-page “Bipartisan...

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Monday Morning Memo – June 20

Good Morning from Galveston, Texas (the birthplace of Juneteenth)… Last week, Governor Hochul signed a sweeping legislative package that expands legal protections for people seeking and providing abortions in New York. All this in anticipation of the Supreme Court...

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Monday Morning Memo – June 13

Good Morning from Washington, D.C.... This past week, the House passed the “Protecting Our Kids” Act following testimony by the families and victims of mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde. Zeneta Everhart, mother of Zaire Goodman, a survivor of the Buffalo shooting...

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Monday Morning Memo – June 6

Good Morning from Albany... Sine die. The Assembly adjourned sine die at 8am on Saturday, only about 36 hours late, joining the Senate who left Albany a little after 2am on Friday.  All things considered—time, action, absence of a “big ugly,” and the total craziness...

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Monday Morning Memo – May 30

Good morning from Waterloo, New York- The Birthplace of Memorial Day. As we race towards the end of New York’s Legislative Session, two looming Supreme Court decisions are driving the final days.  New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen is a challenge...

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