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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 31

Good Morning from Washington, D.C. Last week, the United States Senate punted on major issues heading into the Memorial Day recess, leaving them with a packed agenda for the rest of Session: Tuesday, June 8th through the July 4th recess. On Friday, the...

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Monday Morning Memo – May 24

Good Morning from Washington, D.C. With just five days until the White House’s self-imposed Memorial Day Weekend deadline, bipartisan talks on a broad infrastructure package are heading in the wrong direction—making the possibility of budget reconciliation more...

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Monday Morning Memo – May 17

Good Morning from the State Capital... There are just four weeks left (twelve session days) in the 2021 New York State Legislative Session. While some had anticipated a quiet jog to the final scheduled session day—June 10th—the next few weeks are shaping up to be...

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Monday Morning Memo – May 10

Good Morning from the Nation's Capital   It is crunch time on infrastructure. The Biden Administration has set a loose deadline of Memorial Day weekend for a deal with the GOP. If the principals cannot make the necessary strides before then, Democrats will use budget...

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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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