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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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Governor Announces NYS Paid Family Leave Regulations

The Governor announced new paid family leave regulations that will go into effect in 2018. The plan is among the most comprehensive in the country, providing parents with wage assistance and job protection. Highlights of the plan include a continuation of health insurance coverage for families as well as the […]

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2017 New York State Legislative Session Comes to an End

The conclusion of the 2017 New York State Legislative Session was kept on schedule with both Houses adjourning around midnight last night. Despite end-of-session negotiations between the Governor, the Senate and the Assembly, agreement was not reached on a number of statutes about to expire. Mayoral control of public schools […]

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Democrats Win Two Seats in Special Election

Tuesday’s special elections resulted in Democratic victories to fill both the 9th Assembly District and the 30th Senate District seats. As expected, Democrat Brian Benjamin won the race in the 30th Senate District to replace Bill Perkins, who won a special election in February to reclaim his seat on the New York City […]

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Leaders Exhibit Rare Rapport

Yesterday, Hodes & Landy attended the grand opening of the Albany Times Union’s Hearst Media Center, for a rare, live discussion between Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and reporter Casey Seiler of the Times Union, to discuss the dynamics of their working relationship, the challenges of representing […]

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Highlights of the NYS 2017-18 Enacted Budget

In advance of the Legislature’s two-week break that began today, lawmakers worked through the weekend and passed all remaining budget legislation for a 2017-18 final NYS Budget, nine days past the State’s Fiscal deadline of April 1st.      Final agreements on the $153.1 spending plan were announced last Friday, a […]

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Q&A with Nancy Hodes: A Founder’s Reflections on 25 Years

In 1992, after a distinguished career in New York State government, Nancy Hodes founded Hodes Associates, which quickly became recognized as one of Albany’s most well-regarded government relations consulting firms. Now as Hodes & Landy, the firm has grown significantly in stature, serving a diverse array of clientele with an […]

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NYS Budget Negotiations Down to the Wire

Less than one week remains for the Governor and Legislative leaders to finalize negotiations, amend and for each House to pass budget Legislation in order to meet the State’s budget deadline of April 1st. Pivotal to agreements has been the “Raise the Age” issue, that would increase the age of criminal responsibility in […]

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast rode an E train from Chambers St. to 34 St.-Penn Station on Thu., September 25, 2014 to assure New Yorkers that all security precautions are being taken, and that the subway system is safe amid reports of unspecified threats.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Special Election

The Governor recently announced that a special election will be held on May 23 for two open State legislative seats, one from each House.  On Feb. 14, Senator Bill Perkins, (D-30), won a special election to reclaim his old seat on the New York City Council. Perkins had previously served […]

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Independent Democratic Caucus Expands

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Sen. Jose Peralta, (D-13), announced that he would be leaving the mainline Senate Democratic Conference in order to join the IDC. Peralta stated that his decision was based on his desire to be a progressive voice that obtains the best results for his constituents. “Today’s political […]

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