This Week in Albany

Week ending April 12, 2019

Legislative Update – Looking Ahead

State legislators are in their home districts for the next two weeks, and will return to session in Albany on April 29.
Now that the state budget has been completed, legislators have started to lay out priorities for the remainder of the legislative session. Many of the issues that are expected to be discussed are controversial, and include rent regulations, medical marijuana, single-payer healthcare, prevailing wage on public works, drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants, and legislation that would allow terminally ill persons to receive life-ending medication, also known as “aid in dying.”

In addition, CSEA has many bills that we will work to advance through the legislature before session ends. Stay tuned for more information on this legislation over the coming weeks.

The legislative session is scheduled to run until June 19.

H. Carl McCall to Retire

It was announced this week that H. Carl McCall will retire as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York.

McCall has served the public for more than 50 years as a State Senator, Comptroller, Commissioner, Ambassador to the United Nations, and Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees.