Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced three more proposals he will include in his 2020 legislative agenda — a plan to lower prescription drug costs, net neutrality protections, and a bill to protect consumers from abusive debt collectors.
The state has finalized contracts for the largest procurement of offshore wind energy in the nation, is seeking port operators and market participants who are interested in upgrading and investing in New York ports to support the growing offshore wind industry, and will hold workshop to identify technical and training needs for new workforce.
The U.S. Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Tuesday, upholding the federal government’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections while leaving the door open for states to implement their own internet regulations.
Local governments across New York state are turning to new technologies to save money, communicate with residents and allow taxpayers to make payments, according to a report released this month by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the new Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force on Tuesday, which has been charged with developing potential solutions and policies to address the lack of cell service in rural and remote parts of upstate New York. Members met the same day.
The condition of New York City subways has not much improved over the last five years, according to an analysis of MTA data by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. But it’s not as bad as it was ten years ago. Primary takeaway? Enjoy the scenery, but watch your step.
Days after a settlement was reached following one of the biggest U.S. data breaches in history, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting New Yorkers against data breaches of their private information.