News & Blog

New York Capital Brief:
September 02, 2021


Hochul Convenes Special Legislative Session

Governor Kathy Hochul called state lawmakers back to Albany on Wednesday for a special session to address a handful of time-sens...

NYS Gubernatorial Update:
August 10, 2021


New York Recap:

Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned from office on Tuesday (8/10), one week after the Attorney General released her report finding that Governor Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women and retaliated against at least one of his accusers.  According to his announcement, his resignation will be effective in 14...

New York Capital Brief:
July 29, 2021


Delta Variant and New Immunization Mandates

This week, Governor Cuomo held a press conference confirming that the Delta variant is present in New York and has been found in 72.2% of new positive cases across NY. The State confirmed 1,982 new cases Saturday – up nearly fourfold from 506 confirmed July 1 – and another 1,296 confir...

40 Under 40 Rising Stars!
July 22, 2021


Hodes & Landy proudly congratulates our colleague and friend Carrie Harring for her well-deserved honor as one of Albany’s 20 under 40 rising stars.

New York Capital Brief:
July 15, 2021


Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for Mayor of NYC

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is the winner of the Democratic Primary for NYC Mayor after preliminary results were released from the Board of Elections, showing Adams at the top with a small, but significant lead.  Adams defeated a large field of Democratic candidates, including former NYC sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia and former City Hall legal advisor, May...

New York Capital Brief:
June 17, 2021


NYS Capitol Building Reopens!

Governor Cuomo today announced that with 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older having received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series, the Empire State Plaza Complex, which includes the New York State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building, will reopen to the public ...

New York Capital Brief:
June 11, 2021


End of Session: What Passed, What Didn’t, and What’s Next

Early this morning (6/11), the New York State Legislature concluded the 2021 legislative session, after a busy 6 months of balancing COVID-19 efforts, policy pr...

New York Capital Brief:
June 06, 2021


End of Session Update

With just four scheduled days left in the 2021 legislative session, the legislature is still focused on advancing several pieces of significant legislation.  With such limited time remaining, it is common for priority bills to be swiftly amended and for agreements to be reached between both Houses and the ...

New York Capital Brief:
May 27, 2021


End of Session Update

With just seven scheduled days left in the 2021 legislative session, the legislature is still focused on advancing several pieces of significant legislation.  With such limited time remaining, it is common for bills to be swiftly amended and for negotiations to be reached between both Houses and the...

New York Capital Brief:
May 20, 2021


NYS Adopts CDC’s Guidance for Those Fully Vaccinated

Beginning on May 19th, New York will adopt the CDC’s “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People” for most businesses and publ...