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March 12, 2021

  THE TANK BILL, A1451-A  (SANTABARARA), WAS REPORTED FROM THE CODES COMMITTEE TO THE FLOOR WITH THE MINORITY IN THE NEGATIVE.  Now on third reading, it is eligible for a vote on Monday, March 15. You may track any of the 103 bills on the watch [...]

2021-03-12T16:57:22-05:00March 12, 2021|

March 12, 2021

THE TANK BILL, A1451-A  (SANTABARARA, WAS REPORTED FROM THE CODES COMMITTEE TO THE FLOOOR WITH THE MINORITY IN THE NEGATIVE.  Now on third reading, it is eligible for a vote on Monday, March 15. You may track any of the 103 bills on the watch list [...]

2021-03-12T11:32:50-05:00March 12, 2021|

MARCH 5, 2021 – ALBANY UPDATE

TODAY THE LEGISLATURE WILL REPORT FROM COMMITTEE A5967 TO RESCIND EMERGENCY POWERS GIVEN THE GOVERNOR LAST YEAR TO DEAL WITH THE COVID - 19 CRISIS.  EXISTING DIRECTIVES WOULD CONTINUE FOR 30 DAYS.  LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS HAD PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT HIS USE OF HIS BROAD AUTHORITY TO [...]

2021-03-05T11:32:21-05:00March 5, 2021|

March Madness – March 2, 2021

Please refer to nyall.com for timely updates:Tracking NYS Legislation. Assm. Santabarbara's 1451-A was reported from the Ag committee to codes.  His explanation and that of staff provided committee members a muddled, confused and inaccurate account of the bill and circumstances that motivated him 4 years ago.  [...]

2021-03-02T13:29:12-05:00March 2, 2021|

MARCH MADNESS

Analysis of the the budget bills, hearings and negotiation proceed as the state seeks to blend revenues - higher than expected - and proposed tax increases plus the congressional bailout to provide funds to cover those lost from the Covid impact on the economy but also [...]

2021-02-26T14:34:29-05:00February 26, 2021|

REVENUE

Congress has given the state of NY a cash bath, a bailout related to the negative impact of Covid -19 and overspending that perennially generates deficits driven by long term public sector settlements the legislature and governor know cannot be met without more taxes or "one [...]

2021-02-17T16:30:46-05:00February 17, 2021|

COALITION OPPOSED TO CLCPA

  February 9, 2021 Congress has passed another spending plan relieving New York of its current deficit that through tax collections and scrutiny by fiscal watch dogs is 1/4 of early estimates. The state's federal receipts will be $84B for 2021-22, an increase of $20B and [...]

2021-02-09T10:30:28-05:00February 9, 2021|

Federal Bailout of Budget Deficit

February 9, 2021 Congress has passed another spending plan relieving New York of its current deficit that through tax collections and scrutiny by fiscal watch dogs is 1/4 of early estimates. The state's federal receipts will be $84B for 2021-22, an increase of $20B and extinguish [...]

2021-02-09T10:34:24-05:00February 9, 2021|

JANUARY 29, 2021

Several bills of interest were amended or referred to committees for review. A-1451 - A - The sponsor has replaced the flat version - A-1451 - with one of the earlier prints introduced over the last four year, retaining many of the confusing language and none [...]

2021-01-29T22:12:07-05:00January 29, 2021|

This Week January 25, 2021

It appears the defeat of senate republicans that secured a veto proof majority may represent a loss of executive power.  Both Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie have announced they favor tax increases on "the wealthy," and for income brackets below, an [...]

2021-01-25T17:14:46-05:00January 24, 2021|
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