- Social Welfare: Gave the state broad powers to create social welfare programs.
- Low Income Housing: Permitted public funds to be spent to provide low-income housing for families in need.
- Workers’ Rights: Granted workers the right to organize and set hours and prevailing wages for people who worked on public works projects.
- Parochial Schools: Authorized public transportation for parochial school students between school and home.
- New York City Transit: Removed the debt limits, allowing the city to finance the development of a rapid transit system.
Rail Road Crossings: Granted the state legislature the authority to eliminate rail road crossings, eliminating private rail roads from the financial responsibility and transferring the burden to local governments.