Here And Now
Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi is scheduled to be sentenced this morning.
The 71-year-old Hevesi faces the possibility of up to four years behind bars.
Hevesi has asked for leniency. The AG’s office has asked that he receive the maximum possible sentence.
Former NYSE Chairman Dick Grasso spoke publicly for the first time his possible 2013 NYC mayoral bid, which he’ll undertake only if 1) His nemesis Eliot Spitzer runs, and 2) NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly doesn’t.
Grasso made his remarks at Wagner College on Staten Island.
Right-leaning members of the House GOP fired a warning shot at Speaker John Boehner by voting “no” on the budget deal that prevents a government shutdown.
Contract negotiations between the Cuomo administration and the state’s two largest public employee unions include talk of raising the retirement age.
CSEA and PEF will reportedly work behind the scenes to get Council 82’s 1,160 members to reject what Cuomo has called a “model” contract deal.
Cuomo is “open to talking” about his 2 percent property tax cap, but the Senate GOP doesn’t want to water it down.
Minority lawmakers are expecting Cuomo to “stand up” on rent control.
While being deposed in the discrimination case against Bloomberg LP, Mayor Bloomberg said he still believes that people who quit to work for the competition should “fail.”
NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott got his waiver from the SED, and also got grilled by parents and teachers at his high school alma mater.
The publisher of New York Carib News admitted lying to congressional investigators about who really paid for Rep. Charlie Rangel’s junkets at tropical resorts.
Cuomo said the polarizing budget fight in Washington made Albany look good.
Cuomo touted the Recharge New York program, which replaces Power for Jobs after many years of trying – and failing – to do so.
“After all those days of trying and failing, trying and failing, it’s now done,” the governor said. “That’s a different day in Albany.”
“People take breaks. We worked hard on the budget,” Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said in defense of the Legislature’s decision to add an extra week onto its annual spring vacation.
Page Six hears that “Gov. Cuomo’s campaign committee is taking over Broadway’s “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” on June 14, promising to be the biggest fund-raiser yet.”
Most NY nannies aren’t aware of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights that was signed into law with much fanfare seven months ago.
Sue Savage is quitting the Schenectady County Legislature to return to state government work.
Bloomberg has no plans yet to celebrate Foursquare Day, which he proclaimed to be Saturday.
Happy Tax Day! EJ McMahon warns of “bracket creep.”
The Averill Park Board of Education approved a budget that increases taxes 5.1 percent, eliminates 42 jobs and cut sports and extracurricular activities by 20 percent.
Red Hook schools want voters to approve a budget with a 5.39 percent tax increase.
The New Paltz School Board approved a budget with a 3.8 percent property tax hike.
Minisink Valley’s budget: 18 job cuts – including 15 teaching positions – and increases the tax levy by 10.6 percent.
Malone schools will likely lose two teachers, while taxpayers pay 4.96 percent more.
LG Bob Duffy will administer the ceremonial oath of office today to his replacement as Rochester mayor, Tom Richards.
NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio pans the “Taxi of Tomorrow” contest, saying it failed to consider which competing firm would create the most jobs for New Yorkers.
Sen. John Flanagan took the first formal step toward a Suffolk County executive run.
AG Eric Schneiderman railed against the GOP’s “crazy ideology” at a Nassau Democratic dinner.
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch’s robocall campaign against redistricting pledge breakers is fairly modest, with 3,000 calls to each targeted Senate district and 1,000 to the Assembly districts.
The collection of delinquent taxes jumped 8 percent last year – that’s $83 million more than in 2009.
Sales tax revenue is up, too.
Nearly 100 buses and more than 100 bus drivers have been removed from the road after a spate of surprise inspections following deadly tour bus crashes.
Tracey Brooks laments Planned Parenthood’s “endless war” to protect its funding.
ESPN’s loss is Bloomberg LP’s gain.
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