Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is going to Onondaga and Monroe counties today – apparently he has rescheduled the upstate trip he was forced to call off by the severe weather two weeks ago (including a tornado that touched down in Elmira).
At 10:30 a.m., he’ll make an announcement at the University of Rochester Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation.
At 1 p.m., he’ll tour the laboratory at Cooper Crouse-Hinds (Wolf Street and 7th North Street, Syracuse).
House Speaker John Boehner will be in New York today. He’s headlining a fund-raiser in Lake George for Matt Doheny, the Republican who is challenging Democratic Rep. Bill Owens in NY-21. (The Inn at Erlowest, 3178 Lake Shore Dr.)
In his ongoing efforts to reshape the state Democratic Party, Cuomo will replace Charlie King as executive director with a member of his administration, longtime Harlem operative Rodney Capel.
Cuomo defended JCOPE’s new donor disclosure rules for lobbying organizations against criticism from commissioner Ravi Batra, saying: “We tend to frown on retroactive laws because people operated under one set of laws and one set of expectations, and then you change the rules.”
The Cuomo administration threatened to shift nearly $50 million in state road projects within Seneca Nation territories to other communities unless the tribe quickly drops its demands for “exorbitant” payments from Albany.
Cash tolls on the new Tappan Zee Bridge will be in the range of $14, but there will be discounts for commuters and E-ZPass users, state officials said Thursday night.
The Bloomberg administration will not defend a high-ranking NYPD officer accused of firing pepper spray at Occupy Wall Street protesters, which means Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna could be personally liable for financial damages that may arise out of the suit.
Interfaith Medical Center, a hospital which serves a largely Caribbean-American and poor population in Bedford-Stuyvesant and north-central Brooklyn, is running out of cash and might need a state bailout to keep operating.
County-run nursing homes across the state face growing crises as county governments, strapped for cash, consider ending their historical role as providers of inpatient care to the elderly.
Mayor Bloomberg has contributed $230,000 to NYC’s five GOP county committees so far this year.
The Democrats and Rep. Kathy Hochul are accusing former GOP Eric County Executive Chris Collins of manufacturing products in China. The truth is a bit more nuanced than that.
NYC housing officials, in addition to sitting on nearly $1 billion in federal funds, were too inept to collect another $600 million in available revenue, a civic improvement group charged last year.
Members of Congress departed for their five-week August recess, leaving behind a pile of unfinished legislation as they go home to campaign for re-election.
Initial tests found no evidence of contamination from a fire at a West Ghent transformer recycling company that caused evacuation of about 40 homes and a “stay indoors” advisory before it was brought under control.
Cuomo will convene a “yogurt summit” in Albany on Aug. 15.
The first comprehensive study of energy use by New York City’s largest buildings (to be released today) shows some to be power hogs, using up to five times as much electricity, natural gas, heating oil and steam as others of comparable size or purpose.
Former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin thinks there is an opening for a “fusion candidate” in the 2013 NYC mayor’s race – just not Sen. Malcolm Smith.
Binghamton has been “holding its own” against an unforgiving economic climate that is threatening the financial health of municipalities across New York, according to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
The big day is finally here! Trader Joe’s opens in Colonie.
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