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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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Ginger Lynch Landy Featured in Senior Living Executive Magazine

In the Nov./Dec. 2016 issue of Senior Living Executive Magazine, Managing Partner Ginger Lynch Landy was featured in an article about Argentum and its public policy efforts. In the picture above, she is shown shaking hands with Rep. Paul Tonko, (NY – 20), in his office in Washington, D.C. In […]

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New York State Legislature Convenes for 2017 Session

Both houses of the New York State Legislature convened today in Albany to launch the 2017 Legislative Session. As is tradition, legislative leaders of both the Senate and Assembly majorities, as well as the Senate IDC elected their leaders, adopted rules and held their respective opening day receptions. Meanwhile, the […]

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Governor Cuomo makes Unprecedented change to State of the State Address

Governor Cuomo has recently announced that he will be holding the 2017 State of the State address in a series of six speeches in the following areas: • New York City • Western New York • The Hudson Valley • Long Island • Capital Region • Central New York The […]

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Recap of the First Presidential Debate, Sept. 26, 2016

On Monday, Sept. 26, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton participated in the first of three scheduled presidential debates. The debate was moderated by Lester Holt, host of NBC Nightly News, and was held at Hofstra University, on Long Island. The event centered around three […]

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