The City Council has passed a $98.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2022—the largest in the City’s history—buoyed by $14 billion in Federal aid. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Johnson hailed the budget as a significant investment in New York City’s recovery. The budget restores many City programs to pre-pandemic levels and makes further investments, particularly in education. It also includes funding for the City’s vaccination campaign, the life sciences industry, and mental health programs like crisis response and mobile treatment teams.
City Leaders Agree on $98.7 Billion “Recovery Budget”
July 7, 2021
Council Considers Resident Wellness, Vaccine Equity, Hospital Costs
The City Council held two hearings in September and will hold a third in October of interest to GNYHA members. A September 24 Council Committee on Hospitals hearing examined “NYC Interns and Residents’ Wellness and Health.” GNYHA Senior Vice President Tim Johnson’s testimony addressed work hours regulations, member hospital activities to support resident wellbeing, and...
October 6, 2021
GNYHA Testifies at New York City Council Hearing on Resident Wellness
The New York City Council Committee on Hospitals held an oversight hearing last week on “NYC Interns and Residents’ Wellness and Health.” GNYHA Senior Vice President Tim Johnson’s testimony addressed work hours regulations, member hospital activities to support resident wellbeing, and GNYHA initiatives to help interns and residents and promote wellness. GNYHA’s Clinician Well-being Advisory...
September 27, 2021
Mayoral, City Council Primaries Fast Approaching
The New York City political class is focused on the June 22 Democratic primaries for Mayor and City Council—the first that will let voters rank candidates by order of preference. The general election will take place on November 2. While polls show that a plurality or majority of voters are undecided about who the next...
April 28, 2021