Two bills proposed by state Sen. Kevin Parker would direct the state comptroller to conduct a study regarding the feasibility of implementing a universal basic income program in New York state and provide $288 million for a pilot program that would provide 10,000 New Yorkers with $14,400 over two years.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation prohibiting consumer reporting agencies and lenders from using the credit scores of people in a consumer's social network to determine that individual's credit worthiness.
New York is seeking to secure $2 billion in restitution from opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers that the state Department of Financial Services determined has been overcharged — as a result of misinformation — over the last decade.
Two new pay equity laws go into effect today, Tuesday, Oct. 8 — prohibiting “unequal pay on the basis of a protected class for all substantially similar work” and banning prospective employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has released the annual “Pennies for Charity: Where Your Money Goes; Fundraising by Professional Fundraisers” report, which found that nearly one-third of charitable donations ended up in the pockets of professional fundraisers. This report looks at fundraising trends such as the rise of online giving, as well as the percentage of funds raised that went to charities.
New York state expects to spend an average of $13.4 billion in each of the next five years on capital projects, but the state comptroller says it would benefit from a more comprehensive assessment of its capital assets and needs.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced an agreement with National Grid to immediately lift the current moratorium on gas service in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn, 13 days after the governor issued a letter giving the utility giant 14 days to come up with a plan to restore service or face losing it license to operate in downstate New York.
The state Senate has introduced a series of legislation to address concerns with the payroll industry and respond to the recent crisis caused by MyPayrollHr, which shut down and left thousands of New Yorkers without pay.
Twelve state senators have urged the state comptroller to study fossil fuel divestment as part of a five-year asset allocation review, while sponsoring legislation that could compel him to complete divestment within five years..