The Senate amended Senate Bill 12 so it no longer specifies that crimes motivated by bias based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and other categories are eligible for stronger penalties.
The sites in Long Island City, Queens, and in Arlington, will be a boon for the New York and Washington, D.C., metro areas and highlight Amazon's willingness to target big labor pools with pricey payroll over smaller markets offering lower costs of living.
Blake Johnson, a Democratic member of the City-County Council, is replacing Molly Chavers as the leader of the organization, which serves as an advocate and networking resource for young professionals.
The city is in the process of setting up “redevelopment areas” surrounding North Post Road between 38th and 42nd Streets, the West 38th Street area known as International Marketplace, and a corridor of Brookville Road that contains the former Navistar and Ford Visteon plants.
Economic development officials from across the state presented a plan to the Fiscal Policy Committee that would establish a $100 million regional development tax credit and offer $150 million more for the Regional Cities Initiative.