Albany Agenda

Policy

Will these bills pass before session ends?

From social media regulations to red light cameras, here are some of the bills to watch during the last week of the legislative session.

Albany Agenda

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The laws and bills impacting trans New Yorkers

Protections – and restrictions – continue to be considered at the city and state level.

New York City

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Touting New York’s MWBE opportunities

Chief Business Diversity Officer Michael Garner and other experts detail progress made on equity at City & State’s 2024 Diversity Summit.

NYPD

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Inspector general: Digidog dodged disclosures

A report found that the NYPD is still not complying with a four-year old surveillance technology oversight law.

Albany Agenda

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Bill to add AI disclaimers appears ready to pass this session

Albany lawmakers have moved swiftly after Meta’s AI chatbot made fake allegations against them.

Policy

Policy

Where could there be a new casino in NYC?

Proposals have popped up in every borough – and outside the city.

Albany Agenda

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Tech watchdog fears social media regulation bill could harm minors’ privacy

The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project argues that the SAFE for Kids Act’s age verification requirements could result in social media giants collecting even more sensitive data.

Albany Agenda

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State releases details of $239 billion budget

The Division of the Budget also projects a “structural deficit” that could reach $7.25 billion in three years.

Transportation

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New York’s major capital plans for commuter rail, subways and buses

Here’s a look at the biggest projects being taken on by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New Jersey Transit and Amtrak.

MTA

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Cracking down on fare evasion on New York’s subways and buses

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking steps to stem a problem that cost the transit agency $690 million in lost revenue last year.

MTA

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The sometimes overlooked tech behind the MTA

From countdown clocks to signal modernization, here’s how the transit system is making much needed improvements.

Transportation

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Congestion pricing is (probably) a month away. Is New York City ready?

Advocates say transit improvements and strong public reporting will make congestion pricing a success, and maybe even win over skeptics. That is, assuming New York acts fast.

New York State

Policy

Assembly has reservations about the Harvey Weinstein bill

Members believe the legislation could have unintended consequences for communities of color.

Heard Around Town

Policy

Council passes bills to fortify parking garage safety

The legislation follows a Lower Manhattan collapse that killed one person and injured five others last year.

New York City Council

Policy

Speaker Adams and Mayor Adams clash over City Council oversight of City Hall

The Council speaker is advancing legislation to give the council veto power over some mayoral appointments, but the mayor's newly-announced Charter Revision Commission could delay that.

Transportation

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New York’s slow progress moving to EVs highlights obstacles cities face

While the city has struggled to build public chargers for electric vehicles, it has made strides in electrifying its own fleet.

Heard Around Town

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Mayor Adams touts tech solutions at Smart City Expo

Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer also previewed a new RFP process that will give the private sector greater input on government projects.

Policy

Policy

Business zoning overhaul approved by key City Council committee

The City of Yes for Economic Opportunity will move forward with a few modifications.

Albany Agenda

Policy

Hochul makes end-of-session push for social media bills

The governor used dire language to describe the impact of algorithms on kids’ mental health.

Budget

Policy

Library leaders warn of branch closures if mayor’s budget cuts aren’t reversed

The presidents of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library said the planned $58.3 million budget cut would lead to severe staff shortages.