Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area with no public schedule.
GOP US Senate hopeful Wendy Long is campaigning upstate, with plans to be in Syracuse, Rochester and Lakewood (for three press conferences, the last with Chautauqua County Executive/2010 LG candidate Greg Edwards).
At 9:30 a.m., Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will report on the mid-year 2012 budget and warn of fiscal challenges ahead. (Edward A. Rath County Office Building, executive conference room, 16th floor).
AG Eric Schneiderman will be joined by doctors, government officials and pharmacists to discuss I-STOP at 10:30 a.m. at Staten Island’s Beacon Christian Community Health Center.
Assemblywoman/NY-6 candidate Grace Meng will be joined by Sen. Jose Peralta and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel to call on state and federal elected officials to pass pro-law enforcement and microstamping legislation following a spike in shootings in NYC. (Queens Borough Hall, 2 p.m.)
Talks between Consolidated Edison and its largest union are to resume today as another heat wave hits New York City.
Rep. Paul Tonko, along with a senior-level advisor from Grants.gov, will hold two special grant writing workshops at 9:30 a.m. and noon at the Life Sciences Research Building in the D’Ambra Auditorium at SUNY Albany.
Rep. Kathy Hochul will stop in the American Made store in Canandaigua to outline her “Make it in America” agenda, designed to encourage companies to invest in the American workforce and bring manufacturing jobs back to the US. (1:30 p.m.)
At 11 a.m., Sen. Chuck Schumer will be at Greek Peak Mountain in Cortland to urge the FDIC to expedite loan approval to the resort to ensure its 1,000 employees can stay on the job this upcoming ski season.
The state investigation into the use of overtime to increase the pensions of public employees, started with great fanfare in 2010 when then-AG Cuomo was prepare to run for governor, has been dropped without so much as a report.
The DN FOILed for every email sent to – and by – Cuomo since the beginning of the year, and received…nothing. Why? Cuomo avoids email, telling aides to use BlackBerry’s PIN function, which doesn’t leave a subpoenable paper trail.
Myungsuk Lee, a Queens state Assembly candidate who publishes a Korean-language newspaper is profiting from ads for a prostitution ring on the paper’s back pages.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is taking major heat for the office blunder that led to the Social Security numbers of 319 of state lawmakers and staff members being posted online by Gannett News.
The TU’s Casey Seiler chides Cuomo for failing to attend his own bobblehead night at The Joe – especially when Cuomo aides rented out a skybox, and one caught a pop foul.
Cuomo will overhaul NYRA “promptly” after the historic Saratoga Race Track meet that begins this Friday, making this season the “last hurrah” for the current leadership.
Schneiderman’s office is using questionable logic in denying the public a report it received from NYRA about its handling of horse operations, the states’ top Freedom of Information lawyer said.
Sen. Dave Valesky has essentially already won re-election because the GOP – for the first time since his election to the Senate in 2004 – is not running anyone against the CNY Democrat.
Several of NYC’s most troubled hospitals are partially or completely uninsured for malpractice, state records show, forgoing what is considered a standard safeguard across the country.
Mayor Bloomberg lashed out at one of the chief critics of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy , calling the New York Civil Liberties Union “dangerously wrong” and “no better than the NRA” for opposing the tactic.
Eric Dinallo, a 2010 AG candidate and veteran of Eliot Spitzer’s AG office, asks whether stop-and-frisk is constitutional.
The Obama campaign requires reporters to get pre-approval for their quotes AFTER they receive them from various aides and surrogates, but BEFORE they print them. The quotes are often sanitized, tightened up or outright rejected.
Peter Applembome: Kerry Kennedy’s drugging-while-driving arrest caps a series of Cheeveresque behaviors by the clan in Westchester.
Can Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defy the women-can’t-have-it-all myth – perhaps even capturing the White House in 2016? CityandState considers. (Thanks for the shout-out, guys).
Chesapeake Energy Corp. is pushing Ohio landowners to accept revised lease contracts that would help the cash-strapped driller save money while holding on to its prized oil and gas fields.
Es-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, is reportedly urging him to sit down for a Bill Clintonesque tell-all interview to put his Twitter scandal behind him once and for all. Weiner himself called this report “pure fiction.”
Weiner declined to comment when asked by the NYT about reports that he wants to stage a political comeback.
Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs is appealing a judge’s decision to toss his $45 million libel suit against opponents of his proposed Southampton summer camp.
Tens of thousands of people cheat the state out of an estimated $150 million every year through unemployment insurance fraud, including prison inmates, people who were on overseas vacations when they applied for benefits and people who had “off the books” jobs but claimed to be jobless.
Through the first six months of the year, state police troopers — their ranks thinned by the fiscal crunch — have written about 10 percent fewer speeding tickets than in the same period in 2011, the DN reports.
The airline industry’s cost-cutting “race to the bottom” continues, safety advocates say, despite the passage of a broad-ranging aviation safety law in wake of the Flight 3407 Clarence crash three years ago.
Only about 200 of the state’s roughly 700 school districts have submitted completed teacher evaluation agreements. The deadline was July 1 to risk losing state aid.
Rep. Nita Lowey says she’s “doing extremely well” in her effort to become the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee in the next Congress, calling herself the “lead contender” and “way ahead” in that contest.
A joint probe by Schneiderman and Connecticut AG George Jepsen into whether their states incurred losses as a result of interest-rate manipulation by banks in the LIBOR scandal could lead to civil enforcement action, including possible breaches of antitrust and fraud laws.
Dan Janison recalls some political moves that foreshadowed Sen. Owen Johnson’s retirement.
A profile of the state Medicaid IG James Cox.
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