Cuomo Calls on Flanagan to Reconvene Senate and Pass Speed Cam Bill

Governor Cuomo speaking to reporters alongside members of Families for Safe Streets. Photo: David Meyer

This morning, Governor Cuomo called on Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to reconvene the Senate for a special session to enact an expansion of NYC's school zone speed camera program. Cuomo said passing the Every School Speed Camera Act is a matter of life or death for NYC schoolkids.

"They left Albany without passing a very simple bill," Cuomo said. "A bill that could determine whether young people live or die. They have to go back and pass the speed camera bill before July 25."

Today’s Headlines

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  • Maybe Cuomo Can Fix the Subway With His Inexhaustible Supply of Excuses (News, AMNY, Post)
  • Gelinas: Without a Working Subway, Kiss Rising Employment in South Bronx and Harlem Goodbye (Post)
  • Cuomo Points Finger at Senate’s Speed Cam Failure: “This Is All Political Fingerpointing” (SoP)
  • Jim Dwyer Breaks Down the Latest “Feints and Fakeouts” in the Speed Cam Saga (NYT)
  • Daily News: Flanagan Must Convene Session to Pass Speed Cam Bill Before It’s Too Late
  • SUV Driver Kills Valerie Razack, 63, in Crosswalk With the Walk Signal on Beach 73rd Street (News)
  • Xavier Ward Pleads Guilty to Hit-and-Run Killing of Adrian Blanc, Expected to Serve 6 Months (News)
  • Drunk Wrong-Way Driver Kills Passenger in Oncoming Vehicle on Belt Parkway (Post)
  • Parents of Luz Gonzalez Can’t Risk Border Crossing to Attend Daughter’s Funeral in Mexico (Bklyn Paper)
  • EDC Spending $7.5 Million on the Ferry Boats It Should Have Bought Before Launching (AMNY, NY1)
  • Alain Kaloyeros, Cuomo’s Economic Development Ringleader, Heading to Prison (NYT, PoliticoNews)

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  • City to Show Commercial Carting Reforms in Closed-Door Session Today (Politico)
  • Deep Dive Into “Nocturnal Wild West” of Commercial Carting and Effort to Transform It (Comm Obs)
  • Inside the City Council Maneuvering to Foil Zone-Based Commercial Waste Collection (Crain’s)
  • NYPD Arrests Prince Edmonds, 19, for Killing Robert Craigwell With Van at S.I. Courthouse (Advance)
  • How Marty Golden’s Speed Cam Announcement Played in the Local Press (Bklyner, Reporter, Daily)
  • William Finnegan Tells Nancy Solomon What He Learned About Andy Byford and the MTA (WNYC)
  • Whiners Win — No Dockless Bike-Share for Coney Island Until the Fall (Bklyn Paper)
  • Happy Election Season: Cuomo Touts New Plaza and “Streetscape” Upgrades for South Bronx (AMNY)
  • 78th Precinct Shamed Into Towing Park Slope Dumpstermobile (Bklyn Paper)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • De Blasio and Byford Tussle Over Transit Funding (News, PoliticoAMNY, NYT, NY1, Post)
  • Lame Bus Priority on Williamsburg Bridge Shaping Up as Weakest Link in L Train Shutdown Plan (Voice)
  • One Year After Cuomo Declared a Subway Emergency, What Difference Did It Make? (Curbed)
  • Strong Words From the Mayor on Commercial Carting Reform (NY1)
  • Errol Louis: City Hall Has to Stick to Its Guns and Clean Up Rotten Trash Carting Industry (News)
  • Cabbies Rally for Uber Cap and Compensation Pegged to Standard Meter Rates (News)
  • Fight Escalates to Murder-By-Van Outside Staten Island Courthouse (NYT, Post)
  • New Traffic Light on Skillman Ave Won’t Do Nearly as Much for Safety as a Protected Bike Lane (QNS)
  • More on the Transit Platform Advocates Rolled Out for State Election Season (AMNY)
  • Chaim Deutsch Should Be a Bus Lane Booster (Bklyner)

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