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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 – September 12

Good Morning from Dublin... There are just over eight weeks until Election Day. Governor Kathy Hochul and Republican Challenger Lee Zeldin debated . . . debates. Zeldin repeated his demand for a series of five forums. Hochul this week said, “This is my 14th election....

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Monday Morning Memo – September 5

Good Morning from New York City…  On behalf of all of us at OD&A, we wish you a restful and relaxing Labor Day.                   Tomorrow, Congress returns to Washington with a packed agenda through the end of the year (Federal FY 2023 appropriations anyone?).   ...

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Monday Morning Memo – August 29

“O’Donnell & Associates is on the move,” says Managing Partner Jack O’Donnell. The firm jumped from the Top 50 in 2021 to the Top 30 in City and State NY lobbyist rankings for 2022. The list highlighted OD&A’s biggest achievements, recognizing how we are...

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Monday Morning Memo – August 22

Good Morning from Albany… It was a good week for former Governor Andrew Cuomo. In a 16-page ruling, State Supreme Court Judge Denise Hartman ruled Cuomo would not have to repay $5.1 million in proceeds from his memoir “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the...

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Monday Morning Memo – August 15

Good Morning from Kiawah Island… After we enter the August Legislative Recess, President Joe Biden is on vacation in South Carolina (although some are asking why?). Members of Congress are back in their districts campaigning for reelection as we approach the midterm...

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Monday Morning Memo – August 8

Good Morning from Washington, D.C.... After a nearly 15-hour vote-a-rama over the weekend, the $740 billion “Schumer-Manchin” Reconciliation Bill—dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed the Senate on Sunday morning. Vice President Kamala Harris broke the tie...

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