• 01.08.21

    NY Senate and Assembly Announce 2021 Committee Assignments

    On Wednesday, January 6, the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly issued their committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session.

  • 12.18.20

    NYS Executive Order Provides New Flexibility for COVID-19 Immunization Sites

    In support of New York’s ongoing COVID‑19 response efforts, Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued more than 80 executive orders that temporarily waive state regulatory requirements or impose new mandates, especially with respect to the healthcare industry.

  • 12.04.20

    NYS Executive Orders Update: Maintaining and Modifying Prior Waivers and Directives

    In support of the state’s ongoing COVID‑19 response efforts, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued nearly 80 Executive Orders that temporarily waive state regulatory requirements (waivers) or impose new mandates (directives), especially with respect to the healthcare industry.

  • 11.25.20

    The Absentee Ballots Produce a Late Blue Wave in New York’s Legislative Races

    When the first election results were posted on the evening of November 3, it appeared relatively bleak for the Democrats in New York State, even though there were a high number of absentee ballots to be counted (a count that could not begin under law until November 10, at the earliest).

  • 11.20.20

    New York State Independent Redistricting Commission Update

    Every ten years, after the census has concluded, states are required to redraw the lines of state legislative and congressional districts—a process that has historically given the parties in power the ability to shape districts to advantage themselves.

  • 11.20.20

    New York State’s 1115 Waiver Renewal: Summary of OHIP Webinar

    On November 18, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP) convened an informational webinar regarding the renewal of the state’s 1115 waiver.

  • 11.13.20

    New York State Emergency Funding

    Our Manatt team, located in the heart of state government in Albany, NY, has created a resource center for the state’s key executive orders and agency guidance.

  • 11.06.20

    New York State Election Update

    Although much of the post-Election Day attention has focused on the national elections for President, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, New York State’s elections also proved to be competitive and have had their share of surprises.

  • 10.16.20

    New York’s Fiscal Outlook Is Improved, but Still Bleak

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown and the deliberate reopening of its economy, New York State is currently running a staggering $15 billion deficit in its $178 billion 2020-21 fiscal year budget.

  • 10.02.20

    New York State Paid Sick Leave Law Accruals Begin

    Earlier this year, New York State enacted a paid sick leave requirement for employers statewide. All employers are required, as of September 30, 2020, to begin recording accruals for paid sick leave for every employee.



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