It’s All Hugs, As NY State Disability Advocates From Harlem To The Hudson Applaud Budget Passage

Non-profit providers of supports to New Yorkers with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and advocates for individuals with I/DD applauded the passage of the FY 2021-2022 State Budget. Continue Reading →

NY State Legislature Passes Hoyman/Fahy Bill Prohibiting PFAS Chemicals In Food Packaging

Today, the New York State Legislature passed legislation (S.8817/A.4739-C) sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Patricia Fahy that will ban the use of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS) in food packaging. Continue Reading →

The COVID-19 Crisis: Legislature Passes Hoylman-Rozic Price Gouging Legislation

Today, the New York State Legislature voted to pass S.8189 (Hoylman)/A.10270 (Rozic), legislation to strengthen New York’s law against price gouging. Continue Reading →

What’s Next? Senator Hoylman’s Bill To Mandate Seatbelt Use In Taxis And Livery Vehicles Passes

Today, the New York State Senate voted to pass S.7134/A.8990, sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman, which will require all passengers aged 8 years or older to wear seatbelts in taxi and livery vehicles. Continue Reading →

November Is New York State History Month

NYS-History-Month-logo1Our friends at the New York History Blog reported that in 1997, the New York State Legislature established November as New York State History Month “to celebrate the history of New York state and recognize the contributions of the state and local historians.” The celebration has been mostly ignored since 2002. Continue Reading →


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