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Advocacy Update: Extraordinary Session Comes to a Close


June 29, 2017

Today the extraordinary session, which began yesterday at the call of the Governor, came to a close.

After nearly a full day of negotiations yesterday, the Assembly passed a bill that would, among other things, extend mayoral control of the New York City school system for 2 additional years (until June 30, 2019) in the overnight.

The Senate reconvened and passed the bill today. Despite rumors to the contrary, mayoral control was the only education issue included in the final agreement. The bill also dealt with the extension of many local sales taxes and relief for upstate flood victims, among other issues.

Following passage of this bill, both houses have adjourned and left the Capitol, with no immediate plans to return.


2017 Resolution Deadline Approaching

The 2017 Resolution deadline is fast approaching. Please consider submitting a resolution for consideration by the delegates at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting. As a reminder, the deadline for resolution submission is close of business, Monday July 10, 2017. If you plan to submit, please review the Resolution Kit below as a reference guide.

NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team will keep you up to date on these and other issues.

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