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8.10.21 Advocacy Alert: Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

What’s the latest? This morning, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill that will spend $1.2 trillion in total, including $550 billion in new spending. The bill passed 69-30, with all Democrats and 19 Republicans voting in favor. Some Republicans balked at the spending levels in the bipartisan bill,

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8.10.21 Advocacy Alert: Cuomo Resigns, Hochul to Assume Office

This afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his impending resignation, effective in 14 days.   Cuomo’s resignation comes after the Attorney General’s report that detailed sexual assault and harassment allegations from eleven women. After the report, Cuomo received nearly unanimous calls to resign from lawmakers and Democratic party officials. The Assembly Judiciary Committee was also

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BNP Advocacy Insider – August 2021

NY HERO Act Requires Action Soon  Under the NY HERO Act, employers must adopt an Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan by August 5. Employers then have 30 days after adoption to distribute the plan to employees.   The BNP has many resources to help employers understand the HERO Act. In June,

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7.21.21 Advocacy Alert: US Extends Canadian Border Closure to August 21

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it was extending its ban on non-essential land entry by Canadian travelers through August 21. The move comes on the heels of Canada’s decision Monday to reopen its land border to vaccinated, non-essential American travelers on August 9. Canada’s decision and calls from our

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