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  • Cuomo Wants To Bolster Police-Community Relations
    A proposal released Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is meant to bolster relations between local police agencies and the communities. The move would empower Attorney General Letitia James’s office to help improve police-community relations and provide…
    - 7 Jan 20, 5:25pm -
  • Barclay Elected Assembly Republican Leader
    Republican Will Barclay on Tuesday was elected the leader of the state Assembly, taking the top post of the minority conference in the chamber. He was unanimously elected. “I am enormously proud of the work the Assembly Minority Conference has done…
    - 7 Jan 20, 3:25pm -
  • Advocates Push Back Against Rolling Back Bail Law
    Advocates for overhauling New York’s criminal justice laws are pushing back against the growing effort to alter the newly enacted cash bail law. Democratic state lawmakers over the last several weeks have been slammed by Republicans, law enforcemen…
    - 7 Jan 20, 12:25pm -
  • Fiscal Policy Institute Releases 2020 Proposals
    The progressive Fiscal Policy Institute on Tuesday released its economic plan that called for higher taxes on the rich and an expansion of family tax credits. The group also backed increasing aid to municipalities as a way of reducing property taxes…
    - 7 Jan 20, 10:53am -
  • Progressive Jewish Groups: Keep Bail Law In Place
    From the Morning Memo: Momentum to alter the state’s new cash bail law has sped up in recent weeks amid a spate of anti-Semitic hate crimes targeting Jews in the New York City metropolitan area. Democratic lawmakers are backing changes that would a…
    - 7 Jan 20, 5:40am -
  • Upstate Business Group Releases 2020 Agenda
    From the Morning Memo: The business-aligned Unshackle Upstate on Tuesday released a 2020 agenda that focuses on opposing both the creation of single-payer health and expanding the prevailing wage while also backing more workforce development investme…
    - 7 Jan 20, 5:40am -
  • Here And Now
    Good morning and happy Tuesday! Here’s the news. Happening today: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with nothing public planned. Mayor de Blasio is in New York City and has no public events scheduled. At 10 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will deliver rem…
    - 7 Jan 20, 5:18am -
  • Paulin Backs Judicial Disrection For Bail Law
    Assemblywoman Amy Paulin became the latest Democrat in the state Legislature on Monday to back an alteration to the state’s newly enacted cash bail law by adding a judicial discretion component to the legislation. Paulin, a Westchester County lawma…
    - 6 Jan 20, 4:46pm -
  • Cuomo Calls Bail Law Changes ‘A Work In Progress’
    Potential adjustments could be made to the state’s newly enacted bail law changes, which end requiring cash bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felony charges, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said in New York City. His comments further cracked open t…
    - 6 Jan 20, 2:20pm -
  • New York Has A New Open Government Director
    Shoshanah Bewlay has been appointed the new executive director of the state Committee on Open Government, the state Department of State on Monday announced. Bewlay previously served as the general counsel and chief legal officer of the state Office o…
    - 6 Jan 20, 11:53am -

Capital Confidential

  • newReact-O-Mat™: Lawmakers, advocates, fiscal experts weigh in on Cuomo’s budget address
    ALBANY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled two budget scenarios Tuesday – one in which taxes would be hiked and programs cut and another that that would restore state funds, lower taxes on the middle class and provide funding to help small businesses…
    - 55 mins ago 19 Jan 21, 4:11pm -
  • Cuomo: New York’s financial future depends on federal government’s help
    ALBANY — New York is facing a crossroads, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday, as he outlined his annual proposal for how to handle the state’s finances for the next year. In an unusual move, Cuomo presented two executive budget proposals instead…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 3:02pm -
  • A.M. Roundup: Cuomo warns of new COVID-19 variants emerging
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said COVID-19 cases are on the decline but new variants, if they become widespread, could usher in a new and dangerous period of surging cases and overwhelmed hospitals. (TU) The Small Business Administration reopened the Payc…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 8:19am -
  • Capitol Insider: Cuomo administration defends bid choice
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration late Friday defended sending a contract to bid without giving first refusal to organizations employing people with disabilities, a practice prescribed in law that requires public entities to purchase…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 21, 9:19am -
  • State Senate to pass business, worker coronavirus relief in Tuesday package
    ALBANY —  The New York Senate will pass a package of bills Tuesday designed to aid small businesses and workers who have been harmed by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The broader package includes an eviction moratorium for small businesses…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 21, 9:16am -
  • A.M. Roundup: Counties worried seniors being frozen out of vaccination sign-ups
    Many of New York’s county leaders are worried that seniors are being frozen out of the state’s vaccination plans — with tech savvy individuals and unions grabbing up many of the appointments at state-run mass-vaccination centers. (TU) The vio…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 21, 8:54am -
  • Activists, lawmakers announce campaign to pass two parole reform bills
    ALBANY — A coalition of more than 25 New York lawmakers and 250 of the state’s criminal and social justice reform groups announced Thursday they are pressing two pieces of legislation this year that would reshape the parole process in New York. T…
    - 5 days ago 14 Jan 21, 3:23pm -
  • Andrew Yang is running for New York City mayor
    ALBANY — Andrew Yang, who built a Democratic presidential campaign out of a promise to give every American $1,000 a month, announced Wednesday that he will run for mayor of New York City. Yang, 46 and an entrepreneur who founded the Venture for Ame…
    - 5 days ago 14 Jan 21, 9:58am -
  • A.M. Roundup: Katko sides with Democrats in historic second impeachment
    New York’s congressional Democrats and Republican Rep. John Katko of Syracuse voted to charge President Donald J. Trump with “incitement of insurrection.” Katko was one of 10 Republicans who joined Democrats in voting to impeach the president…
    - 5 days ago 14 Jan 21, 8:32am -
  • A.M. Roundup: Stefanik says Harvard caved “to the woke left” by booting her from role
    Harvard University’s Kennedy School removed U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik from its senior advisory committee Tuesday after the school’s dean determined the Schuylerville Republican made public assertions about voter fraud and the 2020 presidential ele…
    - 6 days ago 13 Jan 21, 8:57am -

NY Post (Metro)

  • newNYC DOE throws parents into tailspin after posting wrong exam information
    The Department of Education threw some parents into a tailspin this weekend when it posted erroneous registration deadlines for the city’s specialized high school exam. “The deadline for SHSAT registration is 2/23/2021,” the post reads. “Unti…
    - 47 mins ago 19 Jan 21, 4:19pm -
  • Widow of slain naked gunman files wrongful death suit against city, NYPD
    The wife of a Harlem man who was fatally shot by cops in 2019 while naked and wielding a gun has filed a wrongful death suit against the city and two officers, new court papers show. Jaimily Hernandez alleges that the Oct. 23, 2019, “shooting of [V…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Jan 21, 3:47pm -
  • Staten Island man busted for role in Capitol riot sprung on $250K bail
    A former Fashion Institute of Technology student who allegedly livestreamed the Capitol siege and took a selfie outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was ordered released Tuesday on a $250,000 bail package. Nicolas Moncada appeared in Brookly…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 3:30pm -
  • FBI agent speaks out on shooting of NJ Judge Esther Salas’ son
    The lead FBI agent in the fatal shooting of a federal judge’s New Jersey family said the woman’s slain son and wounded husband “put up a strong enough defense” that likely saved her life. In an interview with “Dateline” set to air on Frid…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 3:27pm -
  • Survey finds 3 out of 4 riders say MTA cleaning for COVID makes them feel safer
    Three out of four straphangers believe the MTA’s costly cleaning and disinfecting regimen makes them safer on transit, according to an agency survey obtained by The Post — despite scientific evidence that COVID-19 primarily spreads through the a…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 3:24pm -
  • US tallies more than 400,000 COVID-19 deaths
    That figure amounts to nearly 20 percent of the world’s total death count from the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
    - 2 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 3:19pm -
  • Connecticut city employee fined for hosting maskless birthday bash
    A Connecticut city worker has been fined $500 for hosting a blowout birthday bash jam-packed with mask-free merrymakers, police said. Daniel Pizarro, who works in Bridgeport’s housing code office, was cited late Monday for his 48th birthday celebra…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 3:15pm -
  • Gov. Cuomo threatens litigation if Biden fails to deliver $15B in New York aid
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to sue soon-to-be President Joe Biden if the federal government fails to deliver $15 billion in coronavirus pandemic aid to help New York state balance its budget. “If Washington doesn’t provide New York state with ou…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 2:13pm -
  • Unhinged man pummels mom, son on Brooklyn subway: cops
    An unhinged man pummeled a mother and son in an unprovoked attack on a Brooklyn train last week, cops said.  The 55-year-old woman was on a 2 train with her 21-year-old son at the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights just after 8 a.m. Jan. 10 wh…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 1:54pm -
  • Feds seize half a ton of duck parts, blood clams at JFK Airport
    Federal authorities seized more than 1,000 pounds of duck tongues and intestines and blood clams from a JFK Airport shipment, officials said Tuesday. The discovery was made by US Customs and Border Protection officers Jan. 13 on a shipment from China…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 1:47pm -

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  • REISMAN COLUMN: Who Won the Debate And Why
    Before the first verbal punches were thrown in the 95-minute presidential debate Monday night, I asked a cross-section of 11 political observers to judge the candidates’ performances and assign them an overall letter grade. The grades are in. Read…
    - 27 Sep 16, 4:57pm -
  • Pay Hikes For Pols?
    Few things will incite riot in the taxpaying populace faster than a plan to raise the salaries of its elected leaders. It taps that peculiar American vein of boiling resentment against the political class, which in this surly Trumpian Age is often an…
    - 12 Sep 16, 10:38am -
  • REISMAN: Ethics… What’s That?
    A funny thing happened on the way to a new and improved ethics law in Westchester County. The law was hijacked and held hostage by political opportunists, people who, for whatever selfish reasons, have put themselves ahead of the principle of good go…
    - 1 Aug 16, 10:44am -

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  • newState will increase taxes $2B without federal aid, Cuomo says
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented both a best-case and worst-case scenario budget contingent on the amount of federal relief the state receives from the incoming Biden administration. The dueling...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 40 mins ago 19 Jan 21, 4:26pm -
  • newSL Green sells off Lenox Hill building to jeweler for $43M
    SL Green has sold yet another one of its New York properties, offloading 712 Madison Ave. to the jewelry firm Graff International for $43 million, property records show.The deal to sell the Lenox...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 46 mins ago 19 Jan 21, 4:20pm -
  • Cuomo offers quick fix for part-timers’ unemployment pay
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to tweak unemployment insurance rules that penalize part-time work—but an economist who flagged the issue says lawmakers should prioritize more aggressive action.  The...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 2:16pm -
  • CubeSmart closes on $123M Flushing warehouse
    Self-storage giant CubeSmart has closed on a $123 million warehouse from Storage Deluxe in Flushing, property records show.  The purchase at 41-02 Delong St. included a sprawling,...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 1:42pm -
  • Governor threatens to sue Biden administration over federal aid
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to sue the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and possibly Congress if the federal government does not provide $15 billion in fiscal relief to the...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 1:37pm -
  • LGBTQ business owners can now compete with MWBEs for city contracts
    Last year the city awarded $1.1 billion worth of contracts to minority- and woman-owned businesses. Now, LGBTQ-owned enterprises can get their piece of the action after the city announced Tuesday...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 4 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 1:12pm -
  • Long-awaited Park Avenue skyscraper nears completion amid office space pivot
    Park Avenue’s newest skyscraper is almost complete amid talks of converting Midtown’s empty office buildings into affordable housing.With office properties reporting dismal occupancy rates—about...To view the full story, click the title l…
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 12:31pm -
  • City might run out of Covid vaccines by the weekend, de Blasio says
    New York City will run out of Covid-19 vaccines as soon as Friday without a resupply, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, faulting the federal government and vaccine providers for failing to keep up...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 12:02pm -
  • Goldman Sachs dealmakers drive highest profit in a decade
    Goldman Sachs dealmakers capped their record year with a fourth-quarter revenue jump that helped the bank double its profit.Investment-banking revenue climbed 27% from a year earlier as fees from...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 11:53am -
  • Amazon opens massive Bronx delivery station, has plans for another
    Amazon’s New York City footprint is growing once again. The e-commerce giant on Tuesday opened a delivery station in the Bronx and announced plans to open at least one more in the borough this...To view the full story, click the title link.
    - 6 hours ago 19 Jan 21, 11:36am -

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