An increase of 7 percentage points from the previous year was noted in the sixth Poverty Tracker Annual Report released by Robin Hood and Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy.
Differences between budget projections point to the complexity of the massive spending plan.
Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato introduced a bill that would treat peacefully blocking a road or bridge as an act of “domestic terrorism.”
The developer group found that new housing projects have dropped off since a state tax break expired.
New York State
The Caucus Weekend panel explored the different schools of thought on reparations.
The governor’s 30-day budget amendments were somewhat minimal, targeting harmful AI and continuing to permit to-go cocktails. She also restored a fund for legal representation for low-income people.
New York City
The Port Authority’s Rick Cotton and Jamie Torres-Springer of the MTA talked about major infrastructure projects at City & State’s event.
The National Employment Law Project found 1 in 11 workers needed to seek medical attention for a workplace injury.
The group plans to support bills that subsidize journalism efforts.
The governor highlighted her proposals to curb retail theft on Wednesday.
Turns out New York might be cool enough to make it on TV without having taxpayers foot the bill.
Energy & Environment
The Army Corps wants to protect Jamaica Bay from climate change. Environmentalists say they might ruin it in the process.
A plan to close in the bay with a sea gate to protect against future storms could cost billions of dollars and imperil natural marshes.
SUNY chancellor John King assured legislators that there are no plans to close down any public universities, though staffing levels may be cut.
The bill would permit doctors to prescribe medication to terminally ill patients enabling them to end their own lives.
The governor said there is increased interest in state grants to build housing.
New York City
The City Council threatened to sue if the city didn’t take steps to implement rental voucher expansion by Feb. 7.
They asked for Aid and Incentives for Municipalities to be indexed to inflation so that they can continue to revitalize their cities.
The New York City mayor testified before state lawmakers at Albany’s annual “Tin Cup Day.”