The 2013 legislative session commences on Wednesday, January 9.  Each house of the Legislature will meet at noon, and the Governor’s State of the State Address is scheduled for 1:30.

Also on Wednesday, January 9, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is holding a “technical conference” in Albany on expanding and improving the state’s natural gas system.

On Thursday, January 10, the Assembly Committees on Environmental Conservation and Health and the Assembly Administrative Regulation’s Review Commission will hold a public hearing on the Department of Environmental Conservation’s proposed High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing regulations.

On Friday, January 11, the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions will hold a public hearing on the Metropolitan Transit Authority and its finances in New York City.

The state Board of Regents meets on Monday and Tuesday, January 14 and 15.

On Tuesday, January 15, the Assembly Committee on Tourism, Parks Arts and Sports Development is holding a public hearing “to examine the impact of the State’s ‘I Love New York’ brand redevelopment on the tourism industry and potential for other new initiatives to enhance tourism sector growth.”

On Wednesday, January 16, the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee holds a public hearing in Albany on “the environmental causes and effects of extreme weather events.” A second hearing on the issue will be held on Long Island on January 24.

On Tuesday, January 22, Gov. Cuomo is expected to release his 2013-14 Executive Budget.

On February 12, 2013 the Design Build Institute of America, and the Council for Public Private Partnership will host a workshop “Private Resources for New York’s Future: Public Private Partnerships” at Hotel Albany. More information is available here.