New York State 2022-23 Budget

The legislature passed the 2022-23 budget totaling approximately $220 billion, an increase of $8 billion more than last year that was $12 B over the previous year, financed by $6 B from the feds and $6 B in increased taxes on New Yorkers, despite increased revenues [...]

2022-04-08T13:07:23-04:00April 8, 2022|


A synopsis of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s state of the state message is available at: delivers-2022-state-state It contains modest goals expected from any governor and especially a successor to Andrew Cuomo whose forced departure provided an invitation for good-government initiatives, the usual tired narrative, except for [...]

2022-01-07T10:31:54-05:00January 7, 2022|

Legislative Introductions

SENATE BILL 6843 "the all electric building act of 2021" would require all commercial and some mixed/residential buildings to be all electric and bans the issuance of permits by any govt. entity for building plans not in compliance. This bill has no assembly companion yet and forms [...]

2021-11-05T17:01:51-04:00October 26, 2021|

Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

RESIGNATION Governor Cuomo has resigned his office effective August 24th to be replaced by Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, a lawyer­ and former congresswoman from upstate, regarded as a moderate, who has announced she will seek a full term as governor, reform the ethics profile of government, [...]

2021-08-21T14:32:36-04:00August 21, 2021|

Climate Change Times Two

August 19, 2021 2021 NYALL. COM ALBANY LEGISLATIVE LIAISON REPORT FROM THE HILL   RESIGNATION Governor Cuomo has resigned his office as of August 24th to be replaced by Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, a lawyer and former congresswoman from upstate, regarded as a moderate, who has [...]

2021-08-20T05:33:24-04:00August 20, 2021|


Governor Andrew Cuomo is the subject of a report by the NYS Attorney who investigated his conduct after complaints of alleged sexual harassment of 11 women were made public.  The AG’s report is widely characterized as “scathing” but the press and the growing mob asking for [...]

2021-08-05T13:22:58-04:00August 5, 2021|

April 16, 2021 – Carbon Taxes & Fossil Fuels

In October of 1973, OPEC imposed an embargo on oil from its member companies, placing the economies of the world at risk.  Domestic oil producers began operating under new rules that required, among other restrictions, "sharing" of low priced crude with companies without such market advantages [...]

2021-04-16T15:09:06-04:00April 16, 2021|

Budget Buster April 8, 2021

Budget Adopted April 7, 2021  WORDS OF WISDOM OR DESPAIR DELIVERED ON APRIL 4, 2021        ”So as of right now we have the resources necessary so that there would be no cuts in the Governor's Budget so you wouldn't require any significant level of tax [...]

2021-04-08T13:26:02-04:00April 8, 2021|

March 24, 2021

SEVERAL BILLS OF GENERAL INTEREST AND TWO OF PARTICULAR CONCERN AT VARIOUS STAGES IN THE PROCESS. A1451A (Santabarbara) is on 3rd reading and eligible for a vote this week.  Last week it was “laid aside” effectively putting off the vote for a week or more.  In [...]

2021-03-24T12:26:41-04:00March 24, 2021|

MARCH 17, 2021

THE TANK BILL, A1451-A  (SANTABARARA), WAS REPORTED TO THE FLOOR FROM THE CODES COMMITTEE 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 109 bills on the watch list [...]

2021-03-17T14:41:38-04:00March 17, 2021|
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