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“The Time Is Now”

Governor Cuomo’s 2019-20 Budget Address On January 15th, Governor Cuomo delivered his ninth Executive Budget Address, proposing a $178 billion spending plan, closing a $3.1 billion budget deficit. In this plan, which adheres to a self-imposed 2 percent spending increase cap, Cuomo seeks to increase funding for education and health […]

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A Historic Start to the 2019 NYS Legislative Session

The 2019 legislative session ushered in a number of “firsts.” Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was officially sworn in as Temporary President and Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, becoming the first woman, and woman of color, in New York State history to lead the upper house. In the Assembly, […]

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State Pay Commission Recommends Increases (With a Catch or Two)

The New York State Pay Compensation Committee, established as part of last year’s budget, has released a report recommending pay raises for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, comptroller, executive agency commissioners, and State legislators. The recommendations also eliminate the current bonuses or “lu-lus” traditionally awarded to committee chairs, while […]

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What We Are Thankful For

This year at Hodes & Landy we are thankful for Equinox, who for almost 50 years, has been providing a Thanksgiving celebration to those who might otherwise not have a happy holiday. To show our appreciation we helped prepare the 9,600 Thanksgiving meals that were delivered last Thursday to those […]

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2018 Mid-Term Election Results

  New York voters turned out in record numbers for the 2018 mid-term elections, as they did across the country.  The predicted “blue wave” resulted in Democrats wresting control of the New York State Senate from the Republicans for the first time since 2009- 2010.  Additionally, the results of several New York […]

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2018 Primary Recap: Governor Cuomo Defeats Cynthia Nixon, Former Senate Independent Democratic Conference Members Fall to Progressive Challengers

Governor Andrew Cuomo soundly defeated challenger Cynthia Nixon with 65% of the vote in the September 13th Gubernatorial Democratic Primary. Governor Cuomo’s decisive victory came despite recent negative media attention surrounding several trials involving former staff and close associates, a campaign mailer targeting Nixon, and criticism over what appeared to […]

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2018 Regular Legislative Session Wraps Up

The regular 2018 New York Legislative Session concluded late last night with little fanfare. The final week of session is typically a flurry of activity marked by tense, last-minute negotiations, and unexpected compromises.  However, this year’s “End of Session” lacked the usual frenetic pace we have come to expect.  While both the […]

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Preview of Governor Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State Address

Over the past few weeks, Governor Cuomo announced several priority issues he will take up in his 2018 State of the State Address. To date the Governor has released 20-individual proposals which tout safeguards for borrowers of student loans, environmental and renewable energy initiatives, voting and election transparency reforms, and most notably protections for […]

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Premier Long Term Care Consulting & Licensing Practices

Hodes & Landy provides expert representation and advisement to providers of senior living and home care services seeking to operate in New York State. To learn more about our expertise and consulting services please see the links below:  Senior Living Consulting   Home Care Licensing

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Hodes & Landy 25th Anniversary Party at Saratoga Polo Association

On July 21st, Hodes & Landy celebrated the firm’s 25th anniversary by sponsoring the Veuve Clicquot Challenge at the Saratoga Polo Association in Saratoga Springs, New York. We were pleased to have clients, colleagues, family and friends join us for what was an exciting match and a memorable occasion as […]

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