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New York Capital Brief:
December 02, 2021

U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi Joins the Race for Governor

On Monday, U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi, a Long Island and Queens Democrat, has officially announced his run for Governor.  Suozzi joins the crowded Democratic primary race as a self proclaimed centrist, hoping to attract the moderate Dem...

Hochul Declares COVID State of Emergency
November 26, 2021

On Friday, November 26th, Governor Hochul released an Executive Order declaring a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York through January 15, 2022 in light of an increase in positive COVID cases and hospitaliz...

November 22, 2021

Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair Releases their independent Impeachment Investigation Report

The New York State Assembly’s report on its eight-month impeachment investigation supports many of the allegations that have surfaced about former Governor Andre...

New York Capital Brief:
October 11, 2021

New York City Leaders Voice Support for Attorney General James’ ‘HealNY’ Statewide Tour, Delivering Funds to Combat Opioid Crisis

Elected Officials and Advocates Across New York City Praise AG James’ 
Continued Efforts to Deliver Funds for Opioid Abatement to Five Boroug...

NYS Health Commissioner Resigns
September 23, 2021

Dr. Howard Zucker, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, has submitted his resignation, following political pressure for his removal over his role in the state’s pandemic response under former Governor Andrew C...

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...