“Schools must be prepared and trained to administer Narcan, because the safety of our children far outweighs any political taboo. Needle exchange and overdose prevention sites must be equipped to offer free fentanyl testing strips and teach people who need them how to use this critical tool to prevent even more fatalities.”
Gov. Hochul’s plan to ramp up construction across the state has emerged as a sticking point in delayed budget talks—making now the time, some lawmakers say, to push for the deal to include renter protections like “good cause” eviction. “You try to resolve some thorny issues within a final budget if you can,” said Manhattan Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal.
New York has 123 homes constructed under the environmentally friendly “passive house” building standard certified by Passive House Institute US. But architects and environmental experts say it should become the norm, especially for affordable projects in New York City.