Tag: State of the State 2021

Cuomo proposes major change to partial unemployment system

Cuomo proposes major change to partial unemployment system

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to boost partial Unemployment Insurance benefits to New Yorkers who return to work part-time as part of the 2021 State of the State. The plan will ensure unemployed New Yorkers who accept part-time work are not ... MORE
Cuomo takes aim at smart devices that can record, wants clear warnings on them

Cuomo takes aim at smart devices that can record, wants clear warnings on them

Over the weekend Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to require companies to prominently disclose information about devices that can record and retain and transmit recordings, such as smartphones, smart speakers and smart TVs. The Governor will propose legislation requiring the disclosure ... MORE
Cuomo announces $25 million to continue Nourish NY program

Cuomo announces $25 million to continue Nourish NY program

Over the weekend Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $25 million to continue programs through the Nourish NY initiative as part of the 2021 State of the State agenda. Governor Cuomo will continue supporting the Nourish NY Initiative to ensure that no New Yorker ... MORE
Non-profits, schools would benefit from low-cost financing, design, and construction services

Non-profits, schools would benefit from low-cost financing, design, and construction services

This week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to open the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s low-cost financing, design and construction services to all non-profits and school districts as part of the Governor’s 2021 State of the State agenda ... MORE
Republican lawmakers unveil plan to help businesses across New York

Republican lawmakers unveil plan to help businesses across New York

Republicans in the New York State Assembly have put forward its own competing plan to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Agenda, aimed at helping New York’s struggling small businesses. “All one has to do is look around to realize communities ... MORE
WATCH: All four days of Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State Addresses

WATCH: All four days of Gov. Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address (video)

This week Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave four days worth of State of the State addresses. While his first speech gave a broad overview of his agenda for 2021 – the three days that followed were more specific – tackling specific policy segments ... MORE
Upstate lawmakers call for more specifics, focus on recovery after Gov. Cuomo’s ‘state of the state’ address

Upstate lawmakers call for more specifics, focus on recovery after Gov. Cuomo’s ‘state of the state’ address

As Governor Andrew Cuomo held his State of the State Address on Monday, lawmakers waited to see what major components would be included, or not, in his legislative agenda. For Upstate Republicans representing the Finger Lakes and Central New York, the 2021 ... MORE
Is mobile sports betting finally going to be legalized in New York?

Is mobile sports betting finally going to be legalized in New York?

New York is going to take on mobile sports betting as part of the upcoming budget. While that isn’t new news, it is one of the more exciting parts of the upcoming budget that many are hopeful will serve as a shot ... MORE
LIVE AT 11:30 AM: Governor Cuomo gives 2021 State of the State Address (video)

WATCH: Governor Cuomo gives 2021 State of the State Address (video)

What will be the one big thing that stands out at today’s State of the State Address by Governor Andrew Cuomo? Last week he began announcing various issue-based policies that he hoped to see included in the new state budget, but the ... MORE
Will legalizing marijuana get done this time around in New York?

Will legalizing marijuana get done this time around in New York?

Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to legalize and create a comprehensive system to oversee and regulate cannabis in New York as part of the 2021 State of the State. Under the Governor’s proposal, a new Office of Cannabis Management ... MORE
Cuomo eyes package of initiatives to combat domestic violence

Cuomo eyes package of initiatives to combat domestic violence as part of 2021 proposals

Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a package of initiatives to combat domestic violence and gender-based violence as part of the 2021 State of the State. The package includes a proposal allowing courts to require abusers to pay for damages to the ... MORE
Cuomo seeks to expand protections for renters, commercial tenants in upcoming budget

Cuomo seeks to expand protections for renters, commercial tenants in upcoming budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed additional protections to renters and commercial tenants as part of the 2021 State of the State agenda. The Governor will propose legislation codifying and extending the moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions. Governor Cuomo will also propose legislation to ... MORE
Expanding telehealth options in New York will be a priority moving forward

Expanding telehealth options in New York will be a priority moving forward

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced legislation to expand and improve access to telehealth for all as part of the 2021 State of the State. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the inequities in the U.S. healthcare system and showed that telehealth is a critical ... MORE
Cuomo says he wants to see additional election reforms in New York

Cuomo says he wants to see additional election reforms in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to see additional election reforms as part of the upcoming budget. He included expansions to voting access and improvements to procedures as part of his 2021 State of the State agenda. This includes faster vote counting, and adding ... MORE
Nurses will get priority access to SUNY, CUNY programs under Cuomo proposal

Nurses will get priority access to SUNY, CUNY programs under Cuomo proposal

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says legislation to provide nurses priority access to SUNY and CUNY programs will be part of the 2021 State of the State. Under this proposal, licensed nurses and nursing candidates will receive priority admission to all SUNY and ... MORE