Financier George Soros’ son, Jonathan, has launched a new anti-Super PAC Super PAC that will likely target, among other Republicans, Rep. Nan Hayworth.

As a labor dispute intensifies between ConEd and its unionized workforce, good-government groups expressed concerns that the utility giant gave $250,000 last year to the pro-Cuomo Committee to Save New York.

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries has raised $1.2 million for his congressional run.

National Casualty (Insurance) Company, part of the Nationwide group of insurance companies, has announced that hydraulic fracturing operations are prohibited in relation to properties it insures.

Businesses are on their own to make a collective $102 million interest payment to the federal government for unemployment benefits, the state Department of Labor says.

Spokesmen for Sen. Adriano Espaillat and Assemblyman Guillermo Linares are already mixing it up – over redistricting.

Taxi fares are officially going to rise 17 percent (on average).

Third time’s a charm? Former Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV doesn’t think Rep. Charlie Rangel will run for a 23rd term, and is likely to run in 2014 if the seat is open.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo marked the one year anniversary of the state’s strict law to prevent distracted driving by announcing that law enforcement officials issued more than 20,000 tickets to motorists for texting-while-driving violations since the law took effect on July 12, 2011 – four times as many than the previous year.

NY-22 Democratic congressional candidate Dan Lamb got into an argument with a local municipal housing head when he turned up with members of the media in tow.

A lot of legislative fundraisers this summer involve golf.

Retiring Assemblyman Dan Burling, the only lawmaker willing to say the “r” word (raises) out loud, makes the higher pay = higher quality candidates argument.

Noah Gotbaum explains why he’s interested in running for NYC public advocate, though he won’t make a final decision until after the office’s current occupant, Bill de Blasio, formally delcares his intent to run for NYC mayor in 2013.

Eliot Spitzer wonders why, if the Republicans don’t want Americans to think there’s a war on women, they keep on “attacking” abortion rights.

Rep. Brian Higgins hailed passage of New York’s I-STOP law during a speech on the House floor.

A list of nominating petitions that have been filed as of 4:40 p.m. today.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani told veterans in Virginia Beach that President Barack Obama would destroy the region’s job base through defense spending cuts if he’s elected to a second term.

VP Joe Biden got a warm reception at the NAACP meeting in Houston. (Unlike Mitt Romney, he was only booed when he ended his speech before the crowd was ready for him to leave).

True high speed rail is not happening any time soon in New York.

Tom Greco, a straight owner of a gay bar, is challenging Brad Hoylman (who is gay) for retiring (also gay) Sen. Tom Duane’s Senate seat.

Painters Political Director Jack Kittle responds to DN columnist Bill Hammond on reconstruction of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

The Monroe County Republicans have selected Dr. Joe Carbone to run for retiring Monroe County Legislator Vincent Esposito’s seat.