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Your Home and Business After Hurricane Sandy: 3-Point Bulletin

The Importance of Evaluating Property and Making a Plan A natural disaster can leave you and your business mired in financial uncertainty and insecurity. Assessing conditions, values, and assistance need is critical to both short- and long-term recovery. Below are

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Infrastructure Alert – August 9, 2012

  After failing to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, Congress began its August recess on Friday with members of the House and Senate out of town until the second week of September. At the state level, Georgia voters shot

Posted in Articles, Budget Control Act, Coast Guard, cybersecurity, dredging, FAA, Georgia, Highway Trust Fund, Massachusetts, National Petroleum Council, New York, Obama, public-private partnership, sequestration, Transportation Legislation, TSA, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – July 24, 2012

On July 6, President Obama signed the transportation reauthorization bill, culminating a three-year stretch of bipartisan back and forth over highway and transit spending. Last week, the US Conference of Mayors released its annual U.S. Metro Economies Report which indicated

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Georgia, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Bank, New Jersey, New York, TIFIA, Transportation Legislation

Infrastructure Alert – June 28, 2012

Last night the members of the Congressional Transportation Conference Committee agreed on a bicameral long term transportation reauthorization bill.  House GOP leaders now have until Saturday at midnight to approve the bill prior to the expiration of the current financing

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Posted in Articles, FAA, Florida, Infrastructure, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, student loans, Texas, Transportation Legislation, TSA, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

New York Advocacy Association Position Papers

On April 27, 2011, the New York Advocacy Association (NYAA) testified at a hearing before the New York City Lobbying Commission.   The hearing focused on issues surrounding lobbying firms.  At the hearing, the NYAA raised several new issues for the Commission to consider.  Here is a

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New York Advocacy Association Testifies at New York City Lobbying Commission Hearing

At this morning’s New York City Lobbying Commission Hearing, Cozen O’Connor Member Ken Fisher testified on behalf of the New York Advocacy Association (NYAA).  The hearing focused on the differences between the City lobbying scheme and the State lobbying scheme.  Below

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JCRC to Host Seminar on Redistricting

Our friends at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York are hosting a seminar this spring on the redistricting process in New York.  The seminar, entitled "The Redistricting Puzzle: Working within the Legal Framework and Changing Demographic Realities," is split up into two sessions.   Both sessions will

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Ken Fisher Interviewed by NY1 about New York City’s Lobbying Laws

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Member Ken Fisher was interviewed by NY1 about the effect of the lobbying laws put into place by Mayor Bloomberg and the New York City Council in 2006.  Ken said that "what [lobbyists] do object to is

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What to Watch: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio talks Mayor Bloomberg, Wal-Mart on CityWide

On this month’s episode of CityWide with Ken Fisher, Ken will be joined by New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.  This will be de Blasio’s second appearance on the program. Before becoming Public Advocate, de Blasio represented District 39 on the

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“Rebirth” Premieres at Sundance Film Festival

Shortly after September 11th, 2001, filmmaker Jim Whitaker began working on a project that would serve as a living testament to honor 9/11 victims and hereos.  His documentary, “Rebirth,” focuses on the lives of those deeply affected by the tragedy. Five individuals, each

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Posted in Justin Wineburgh, New York, Project Rebirth, Rebirth, Stuart Shorenstein
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