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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 – March 2

Good morning from Albany…   Cue the one month countdown until the budget deadline: April 1.   The bail reform debate continues as State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in...

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Monday Morning Memo – Feb 24

Good Morning from Lake Placid... Governor Andrew Cuomo’s "30 Day" Amendments to the Executive Budget were released on Thursday. The Amendments included new proposals on expanding Medication Assisted Treatment—putting continued emphasis on the opioid crisis throughout...

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Monday Morning Memo – Feb 17

Good Morning from Federal Hall (and Happy President's Day)...  While President Trump celebrated President's Day Weekend by taking a lap at Daytona 500 in the "Beast" (pictured below), State Legislators wrapped up Joint Budget Hearings last week and headed back to...

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Monday Morning Memo – Feb 10

Good Morning from Hearing Room B...  <The Medicaid Redesign Team 2.0 membership was announced last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Key appointees include Robert Megna (pictured, left), former budget director under Governors Cuomo and Patterson and current Vice...

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Monday Morning Memo – Feb 3

Good Morning from Hearing Room B...  The New York State Budget process began in earnest last week with Joint Legislative Budget Hearings on Health, Environmental Conservation, Transportation, and Human Services. You can watch the hearings and access agendas...

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Monday Morning Memo – Jan 27

Good Morning from New York...  Last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo introduced his $178 billion State Fiscal Year 2020-21 Executive Budget—read the Budget Bills here. The budget theoretically remedies several of the issues driving the current $6 billion deficit and...

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