The MTA Capital Plan Review Board is scheduled to vote on the authority’s $51.5 billion Capital Plan for 2020-2014 next Wednesday, Sept. 25, but good government groups and others have concerns about the spending plan — a brief overview of which wasn’t made public until this Monday, Sept. 16.
Earlier this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested moving up the state's congressional and state primaries in 2020 to coincide with the presidential primary. But this week the governor signed legislation approving a bill setting the presidential primary for April 28 without including congressional and state races, which were consolidated earlier this year and set for the month of June.
The newest New York license plate, selected by state residents, was announced early this month — but the controversy kicked up by the state’s plan to require drivers to replace their old license plates remains.
New York has enacted legislation prohibiting New York state courts from denying child adoptions to individuals who are already legally recognized as the child’s parent in New York solely on that basis.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Thursday, directing state agencies to deploy education awareness program on vaping, and legislation to expand current school-based programs and marketing campaigns aimed at reducing tobacco use to include e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine.
Gov. Cuomo signed a series of legislation during a memorial in NYC on Sept. 11 to ensure that first responders to the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2001 receive pension and health benefits, announced an additional $1.8 million to fund the 9/11 Memorial Glade and posthumously awarded the Public Service Medal to Det. Luis Alvarez, who spoke before the United States Congress about funding health benefits for 9/11 first responders shortly before his death in June.
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.
New York state farms generated $5.7 billion in revenue in 2017, representing an increase of more than 20 percent in net farm income over the precious decade despite a decline in their number and acreage, according to a report released last month by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.