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Wednesday’s Headlines: The Albany Runaround Edition

More from our reporter's trip to Albany — plus other news.

January 24, 2024

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.

January 9, 2024

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.

January 8, 2024

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.

December 18, 2023

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?

November 30, 2023

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).

August 2, 2023

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.

June 23, 2023

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.

June 20, 2023

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.

June 16, 2023