Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
LG Bob Duffy is in Big Flats, where he will present the NYS Police Officer of the Year Award to retired State Trooper Gerald Segur.
UnitedNY, a coalition of workers and progressive labor unions, is releasing a report on the growing rift between the haves and have-nots in NYC and naming five of the city’s “worst low-wage employers.” (11 a.m. conference call).
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is participating in CityandState’s “newsmakers” breakfast series in NYC this morning.
Midnight last night was the deadline for Cuomo to take action on (sign, veto, passively allow to become law) on some 155 pieces of legislation.
Some he has already dealt with – the teen tan ban, the measure to help craft breweries. We’ll learn of his decisions on the rest today.
Andrea Peyser thinks Huma Abedin might “drive (ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner) back to the Internet” if he doesn’t get a job, and a political comeback isn’t out of the question.
Weiner, who isn’t ruling out a future run for public office, but not likely as soon as 2013, is texting again. He used a text to communicate with a NY Post reporter about his family’s softball People magazine interview.
Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer cheered Sen. John McCain for defending Abedin against Rep. Michele Bachmann’s “grotesque” Muslim Brotherhood claims.
State Department spokesman Philippe Reines, speaking on behalf of both Hillary Clinton and Abedin, said: “These accusations are nothing but vicious and disgusting lies, and anyone who traffics in them should be ashamed of themselves.”
Cuomo claims it’s a fear of hacking – not a desire for secrecy – that causes him to eschew email.
Claremont Partners, which wants to raze and rebuild the old Nevele Hotel, is the only group so far to come forth with fully fleshed out plan for a new site that wasn’t previously associated with gambling.
Former Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith spent $41,000 worth of campaign cash on trips around the world, including stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Montreal, Tampa and Chicago.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver finds the idea of a Democrat-controlled state Senate “enticing,” but won’t be spending any political cash to make that happen.
Nearly a quarter of the campaign money raised by Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione, Sen. Roy McDonald’s GOP primary opponent, came from a Halfmoon property developer.
Bloomberg is taking a softer approach with bodega owners on junk food than he did with soda, asking owners to voluntarily give healthy foods prime space in their shops.
Now that Sean Patrick Maloney won the NY-18 Democratic primary and is going head to head with GOP Re. Nan Hayworth, his resume is coming under closer scrutiny.
Rockland County Legislature Chairwoman Harriet Cornell is calling on Cuomo to commit publicly to study mass transit along Interstate 287 and seek money for it once the federal government signs off on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind has for years been sending campaign cash to a nonprofit and two overlapping organizations, at least one of which is run by his wife – an apparent violation of the state’s election law.
CNN is doing great…in Africa.
A new NYC business that sells a hyper clean version of tap water has sparked a debate over the Big Apple’s water quality.
The NY Post’s Steve Cuozzo tried the designer water and didn’t like it.
Chris Collins and his GOP supporters are taking every opportunity to try to link Rep. Kathy Hochul to President Obama, who they perceive as unpopular in NY-27.
The federal government will become the third tenant of 1 World Trade Center. As a result, more than half of the space inside the fast-rising tower has now been leased.
For the first time, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be offering advertising space on the front of its MetroCards.
The Onondaga County Democratic Committee still owes $6,000 in back rent to its former landlord, a company founded by the committee’s former chairwoman.
A state law on youth concussions that went into effect July 1 requires students who have experienced or are believed to have had a concussion to be immediately removed from activity.
NY chefs will host “Taste of the Marceullus,” an anti-fracking event, at the Brooklyn Winery on July 26.
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