The Legislature is not scheduled to return to Albany until Tuesday, April 21.

Unshackle Upstate Update will be taking a break next week.  Our next issue will go out on April 20.

The State Board of Regents holds its next meeting on April 13 and 14.

On Monday, April 13, the Assembly committees on Consumer Affairs and Protection and Health are holding a public hearing to discuss legislation that would require manufacturers of sugar-sweetened beverages to place a safety warning on the containers of such beverages and in places where such beverages are served.

The Public Service Commission holds its next meeting on Thursday, April 16.

On April 22, the Senate Banks Committee will hold a public hearing in Albany to examine predatory lending practices within the sub-prime auto loan and auto title loan industry.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) holds its next meeting on Tuesday, April 28.

On Tuesday, May 5, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership holds a Congressional Briefing with Congressman Chris Collins.