On Tuesday, January 8, the State Senate will convene in an organizational session.

The 2013 legislative session commences on Wednesday, January 9, with the Governor’s State of the State Address in Albany. Each house of the Legislature will meet at noon, and the Governor’s State of the State Address is scheduled to be held in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center at 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 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.”

On Tuesday, January 22, Gov. Cuomo will release his 2013-14 Executive Budget proposal.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s second Accelerate Upstate conference will be held on January 29.  The conference will assess New York’s approach to economic development in the past, present, and future, and establish top priorities for 2013.  You can register here.

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.