Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in NYC with no public schedule.
Meanwhile, a record 30,772 public employees retired last year, fueled by an early retirement incentive and the general age of the state workforce.
The Cuomo administration had to lean on the Bloomberg administration to accept a $50 million bailout of a SEIU 1199 health insurance fund.
The Occupy Wall Street protest is costing NYC $2 million and counting in police overtime.
Top Democrats – including President Obama and Cuomo – are cautiously supportive of the protest, though keeping their distance for the moment.
The president is trying to tap into and channel the protesters’ anger, but he’s also the guy who approved the bank bailouts.
Cuomo is requiring 27 state agencies to provide free translation services – a move that will cost New York an estimated $1.5 million a year. State Conservative Party Chair Mike Long called this “ludicrous.”
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle bluntly calls on Cuomo to “keep his word” and not cut any redistricting deals.
The governor warned of another tough budget season, admitting that low Wall Street bonuses cause an unforeseen “problem” for the state.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is making his mark on New York’s federal courts, especially in NYC, resulting in more women and minorities on the bench.
NY Post takes issue with Sen. Schumer’s support for a tax hike on millionaires.
The GOP would like to see Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012. (Second item).
The governor pledged an unspecified amount of additional resources to ensure hydrofracking is done safely in the Marcellus Shale, assume – as many do – it is deemed legal by the DEC.
A lower-than-expected rate of return on its pension investments might force NYC to dip into its reserves to cover benefits, Bloomberg said.
New York City council members grilled NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly about his anti-terrorism tactics yesterday.
Cuomo said the state can’t afford to take over the local share of Medicaid, as county officials and some legislators have been suggesting.
Senator Jim Alesi spoke to YNN’s Seth Voorhees about the billboard campaign the National Organization for Marriage is running in his district.
Watertown mayoral candidates squared off in a heated debate yesterday.
The model of helicopter that crashed into the East River this week is susceptible to a loss of tail rotor control.
NYC Public Advocate Bill De Blasio is getting good press for his calls to investigate immigrant detention centers.
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