Mary Cooley

Mary Cooley Joins the H&L Team

Hodes & Landy is pleased to welcome Mary Cooley as a Legislative Associate. Mary will assist in client representation and strategy development, including providing research and analysis on policy development, legislation, regulations, and New York State and City politics. In both the private and public sectors, Mary has professionally represented clients […]

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H&L Welcomes Chinese Public Administration Students

On September 26, 2019, Hodes & Landy Principal Ginger Lynch Landy welcomed a group of more than 20 students and faculty members from the School of Public Administration and Emergency Management, Jinan University, China as part of the Public Policy and Good Governance Program of the Maxwell School of Citizenship […]

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Community Involvement

Rotary Club of Delmar’s Teeing For Charity On June 26, Hodes and Landy sponsored the Rotary Club of Delmar’s Teeing for Charity Golf Fundraiser. This year’s event was held in memory of Bethlehem resident Marcus Kaplan, who passed away earlier this year after a long battle with opioid addiction. In […]


End of Historic Legislative Session

Early on June 21st, the NYS Assembly and Senate concluded the 2019 Regular Legislative Session. In many regards this was considered a historic session with all three branches of State government controlled by Democrats and the first women of color among the highest levels of leadership in both Houses. Additionally, […]


Final Days of Session Heating Up

With just eleven scheduled days remaining, the first legislative session with the new Democratic Senate Majority has seen both houses working diligently on their respective agendas. In total, 14,000 bills have been introduced. Of these, the legislature has approved of 185 “same-as” bills, pieces of legislation which have been introduced […]


On Time State Budget – Progressive Agenda Advances

Despite the challenges of a new Senate Majority Conference and accommodating the priorities and agendas of 15 newly elected Democratic Senators with that of the Assembly and the Governor, the Legislature worked through the weekend and was able to pass the 2019-20 NYS Budget in the early hours of Monday, […]


“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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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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