There is talk of passing a final bill by Memorial Day but, in truth, August is more realistic.
The best news is the legislation, which had also been known as the Endless Frontiers Act and the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act in the Senate and the America Competes Act in the House, is now being called the Bipartisan Innovation Act.
Both the Senate and the Assembly are wrapping up Committee meetings for the 2022 Legislative Session this week. Between both Houses, roughly 70 Committees will meet to consider hundreds of bills in the last crunch for Committees to advance members’ priorities for 2022. Anything not advanced this week will have to be prioritized through leadership and put on a Rules agenda. In short, you will want to pay attention to Committee activity now through Thursday. Read Assembly agendas here, and the Senate agendas here.
What’s Next in the Investigation of the Supreme Court Leak?
Chief Justice John Roberts, in ordering an investigation into an “egregious breach of trust” in the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion, tasked a relatively unknown court official to carry out what could be one of the most high-profile investigations in decades. [Read more.]
What the Hell Is Happening at the NY State Court of Appeals?
When the Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State, voided the Democrat-drawn House and State Senate maps in April, it was a reminder that local jurisprudence can still have a profound impact on everyday life. [Read more.]
Eric Adams Sports ‘End Gun Violence’ Tux at Met Gala 2022
After “dying to go” to the Met Gala “for years,” NYC Mayor Eric Adams finally got his wish. Adams arrived wearing a statement suit, making a political splash on the red carpet alongside girlfriend Tracey Collins. [Read more.]