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.
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.
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.
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.
The Albany Report Card: A Scoundrel’s ‘F’
This is not a gentlemen's B. This year's overall legislative session was one of the worst on record from a livable streets and street safety perspective — and it's mostly due to one man.
MAP QUEST: See Exactly Why Sammy’s Law Would Be So Crucial for the Boroughs
Ironically, one of the most dangerous roadways — East Gun Hill Road — is in the district of the Assembly Speaker who reportedly opposes Sammy's Law.
Hunger Strike Day 2: Gov. Hochul is ‘Sympathetic,’ But Won’t Pressure Heastie on Sammy’s Law
The governor expressed sympathy for the mothers who are holding a hunger strike to protest the Assembly’s inaction on Sammy’s Law — but she declined to condemn the body's leader, Speaker Carl Heastie.
Supporters of Sammy’s Law Rally Heastie and Share Frustrations About Assembly’s Inaction on Speed Limit Reduction
"Every time we go to Albany, they tell us to our faces, 'Yes, of course. we support Sammy's Law, but now they don't want to have to put their vote on record. We need to see their faces, which is why we are demanding that the Speaker bring this to a vote," said Fabiola Mendieta-Cuapio.