Field Updates

Gov. Hochul Vetoes Campaign Finance Changes
Jan 3, 2024 1 min read
On December 27, Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed legislation that would have widened the net of eligible campaign contributions for matching public funds under a new system that is being rolled out in the 2024 elections. 
Gov. Hochul Signs LLC Transparency Act
Jan 3, 2024 1 min read
Limited liability companies in New York will be required to report names of their beneficial owners under a new state law signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
NYC Mayor Tells City Council He Won’t Implement Housing Voucher Plan
Jan 3, 2024 1 min read
NYC Social Services Commissioner, Molly Wasow Park, told the City Council that a package of housing voucher bills “cannot be implemented” next month due to “substantial financial, operational and legal issues.”
Grace Period Added to Local Law 97, Councilmembers Lee and Paladino Press On
Dec 27, 2023 1 min read
With Local Law 97 going into effect this New Year's Day, NY1 reports that "the City estimates about 1,600
NYC Council Limits Background Checks on Tenants After Negotiations With Real Estate
Dec 27, 2023 1 min read
Following successful negotiations between real estate interests and the New York City Council, "...starting in 2025
Governor Signs Significant Change to How Suburbs Hold Local Elections
Dec 27, 2023 1 min read
"Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on Friday signed a new law that could radically transform local elections in New York
Republicans Back Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip for Feb. 13th Special Election
Dec 20, 2023 1 min read
Great Neck-area County Legis. Pilip securing the Republican nod surprised many, but not your LIBOR Govt. Affairs team.
North Shore Democrats Line Up to Challenge Jack Martins for State Senate
Dec 20, 2023 1 min read
Last week, the Nassau County Democratic Committee began screening candidates to take on Republican Jack Martins for the 7th State Senate District
Three Democratic Women Prepare to Replace Kevin Thomas in State Senate
Dec 20, 2023 1 min read
“Thanks to redistricting, Kevin Thomas (D) no longer lives in the 6th District and chose to vie for the 4th Congressional District seat instead,”
NYC Mayor Adams’ Housing Deputy Makes Four Asks of NY State Lawmakers
Dec 20, 2023 1 min read
Deputy Mayor for Housing Maria Torres-Springer told a recent State Assembly joint committee hearing on affordable housing, “We aren’t building enough housing. If you want to help renters, you need to build.”
NYS Court of Appeals: Back to the Drawing Board for Congressional Maps
Dec 13, 2023 1 min read
“New York’s top court on Tuesday ordered the state to redraw its congressional districts, ruling that the state’s current Congressional district lines
Replacing Santos: Democrats Back Suozzi, Awaiting Republican Pick for Feb. Special Election
Dec 13, 2023 1 min read
Democrats officially backed former U.S. House member and ex-Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi (D) to run in the Feb. 13 special election 
Queens: Governor Unveils Plan for 2,800 Housing Units, School, Park at Creedmoor
Dec 13, 2023 1 min read
Governor Kathy Hochul has unveiled the Creedmoor Community Master Plan, what her office has called “a community-driven framework for redeveloping underutilized land”
New York City: Mayor Signs Council Speaker Adrienne Adams’ “Fair Housing Framework”
Dec 13, 2023 1 min read
Mayor Eric Adams has signed into law the “Fair Housing Framework” legislation introduced by City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park).
Special Election Alert: Governor Schedules Feb. 13th Vote to Fill George Santos Vacancy
Dec 6, 2023 1 min read
Governor Hochul has announced that the high-stakes special election to replace the North Shore Republican will be held on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024.
Housing: Governor Kathy Hochul Changes Course on Mandates Going Into 2024
Dec 6, 2023 1 min read
Governor Kathy Hochul will no longer pursue legislation mandating housing growth targets across New York State when she releases her 2024 agenda in January.
Manhattan Congestion Pricing: MTA Board Approves Proposal
Dec 6, 2023 1 min read
“The plan laid out by the MTA’s Traffic Mobility Review Board would charge cars $15 to enter Manhattan below 60th Street.
State Senate: Nassau Legislator Joins Primary to Replace Kevin Thomas
Dec 6, 2023 1 min read
Siela Bynoe, a Westbury Democrat, has announced she will challenge NYS Assemblymember Taylor Darling (D-Hempstead) in the 2024 primary to replace Kevin Thomas.
NYC: Council Unanimously Passes Speaker Adrienne Adams’ “Fair Housing Framework”
Nov 29, 2023 1 min read
The “Fair Housing Framework” legislation introduced by City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park) has passed the New York City Council unanimously.
Congress: Suffolk’s Nick LaLota (R) Introduces Federal Bill to Improve National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Nov 29, 2023 1 min read
After a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to February 2, 2024, U.S. Rep. Nick LaLota (R-Huntington, Smithtown, Brookhaven)