LEGALcurrents®

The Governor has continued to have his daily press briefings.  The briefings have mainly focused on the latest developments related to the Coronavirus in New York including emergency preparedness and latest numbers.  However, there were a few items of note we wanted to pass along.  The Governor announced yesterday, and issued an executive order last night, that will move the Presidential primary, previously announced special elections, and other previously delayed local races, from April 28 to June 23, which is when the state and federal primary elections will be held.

The Governor also discussed New York’s financial situation during the briefings.  He reiterated that the New York financial numbers do not look good because there is no revenue coming into New York right now, but there are still significant expenses being incurred.  He also noted that there was no state support included in the federal stimulus bill, so the state cannot rely on federal money to help fill any budget gaps at this point.  He stated that this means there will need to be significant budget cuts across the board.  We don’t yet know what these cuts will look like or how he is proposing the cuts be achieved.

The Senate announced that they will be in town today for a majority conference to discuss the budget and then a 3:00 p.m. session.  The Senate will likely pass a resolution to allow for remote voting of their members at this session.  At this time, an agenda has not been released.  The Senate will then be around all week to start passing budget bills as they are ready.  The Assembly will be returning to session tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to vote on their resolution allowing remote voting for members.

At this point, budget negotiations are still happening, so there are no budget bills ready for a vote.  We don’t yet know if the Senate and Assembly will agree with the Governor about cuts or how those cuts will happen.  We also don’t have final word on what will happen regarding the various policy proposals proposed by the Governor though we do know that he is still pushing to have those included.


Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. This publication is provided as a service to clients and friends of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. It is intended for general information purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice. The contents are neither an exhaustive discussion nor do they purport to cover all developments in the area. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how applicable laws relate to specific situations. ©2020 Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Disclaimer

This website presents only general information not intended as legal advice. Although we encourage calls, letters and emails from prospective clients, please keep in mind that merely contacting Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE) does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Confidential information should not be sent to HSE until you have been notified in writing by HSE that a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Information sent to us before then may not be treated as confidential by HSE or the court.

I have read this and agree     Cancel

Our website uses cookies. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.