Wednesday’s Headlines: The Albany Runaround Edition
More from our reporter's trip to Albany — plus other news.
This Year’s Mettle: The Push for Sammy’s Law Begins — With or Without Carl Heastie
Once again this year, it's all eyes on the Assembly Speaker.
EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Hochul Again Seeks to Let New York City Lower its Speed Limits
The legislation failed to get over the line last year despite the support of Mayor Adams.
Queens Pol Recovering From Broken Arm, Bruises After Driver Strikes Her in Crosswalk
The driver — who Gonzalez-Rojas said received a summons for failure to yield — was traveling slow enough to avoid a worse outcome, the pol said.
New Year, New Opportunity to Pass ‘Sammy’s Law’
Reminder: last year, despite the support of Gov. Hochul, the state Senate, Mayor Adams and the City Council, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) refused to allow the lower house to vote on the bill.
Why So Many U.S. Drivers Think Speeding Is Perfectly Safe
Do Americans hit lethal speeds because they're in a rush, or because they have no idea that they're increasing their chances of death with every tick of the odometer?
In-Car Tech Would Force NYC’s Worst Drivers to Slow Down Under New Proposal
"We are going to literally force you to slow down," said state Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D-Brooklyn).
Heastie Retreat: Assembly Speaker Blows Off Reporter Seeking Comment on ‘Sammy’s Law’ — Then Blames DOT
Carl Heastie continued his reticence about not letting NYC set its own speed limits. Later, he blamed the city DOT.
Assembly Member in Harlem Council Race Opposes ‘Sammy’s Law,’ More Bike Lanes
Assembly Member Inez Dickens, the favorite to win the primary for the Council open seat being vacated by Kristin Richardson-Jordan, said that she does not support lowering the speed limit.
Cycle of Rage Update: Speaker Heastie Has Not Put Speed Limit Bill on Next Week’s Agenda
Sammy's Law is not on the agenda for next week's legislative session in Albany, dooming the measure to allow New York City to set its own speed limits.