Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
Today is the 77th anniversary of Social Security.
To “celebrate”, liberal advocates will release a report on the success of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid at 11 a.m. at the Leo O’Brien Federal Building in Albany, which houses the Social Security office and Congressional district offices.
Albany Law School kicks off its 12th Annual Saratoga Racing and Gaming Institute at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs.
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is signaling his interest in succeeding current Commissioner Raymond Kelly, holding private meetings with potential 2013 mayoral candidates, although so far not the frontrunner, Council Speaker Chris Quinn.
Quinn plans to introduce a bill that would significantly expand New York City’s efforts to direct contracts to companies owned by women and minorities.
Cuomo and Bloomberg are both very supportive of the idea of an MLS soccer stadium in Queens.
Several of NYC’s GOP county chairs met with would-be mayoral contender, Democratic Sen. Malcolm Smith, at a steakhouse last night. Bronx County Chairman Jay Savino said he was surprised by how much they had in common.
“A lot of his stances are a lot more conservative than (many) of his counterparts’,” Savino said of Smith. “I think it’s very intriguing, and the conversation will continue. And yes, I think he could be mayor of the city of New York.”
Bloomberg vowed to release a taxpayer-funded $10 million report on the city Housing Authority that the agency has so far kept secret.
The key to weathering economic downturns is for cities to welcome immigrants, according to Bloomberg.
A Brooklyn dentist admitted bilking Medicaid by performing unnecessary treatment on the homeless and poor.
The dentist, Lawrence Bruckner, is facing one to three years in prison and agreed to pay the state $700,000 in restitution.
A former Metropolitan Museum curator pitches a “mayors party” led by Bloomberg, and keeps the “Bloomberg-for-President” dream alive.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has moved into a mostly off-camera role for the president’s re-election bid since calling his anti-Bain Capital ads “nauseating” on national TV. He won’t have a headline speaking role at the DNC in North Carolina.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was passed over for VP by Mitt Romney, but will introduce the presumptive GOP nominee at RNC in Tampa.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie, who also lost out on the GOP VP nod, is set to be announced as the keynote speaker for the Republicans’ national convention later this month.
DSCC Chairman Mike Gianaris insists the Democrats’ $1.4 million debt is “inside baseball” that voters don’t care about.
The New York State Thruway Authority begins hearings later this week on whether to impose a nearly 50 percent toll hike on trucks that use the toll highway.
Sen. Greg Ball and his Democratic challenger, Justin Wagner, traded allegations.
Albany County DA David Soares believes a change in his stance on drunk driving cases is the reason he’s facing a primary challenge from attorney Lee Kindlon.
A layoff threat at SUNY Downstate Medical Center has upped the tension in contract talks between the Cuomo administration and UUP.
Strip club owner and newspaper publisher Sam Zherka is continuing his onslaught against Westchester DA Janet DiFiore with a lawsuit accusing her chief of investigations of improperly collecting thousands of dollars in school-tax credits for his homes in Mount Vernon and Peekskill.
Phil Reisman takes a closer look at the cast of political characters aligned against DiFiore.
Just days before young, undocumented immigrants can begin to apply for work permits under a new Obama administration policy, state officials announced $450,000 in grants to groups that can help them out.
The NY Post is calling for an investigation into Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera’s hiring of her boyfriend for a no-show taxpayer funded job.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner was grilled by Fred Dicker about her city’s ailing financial state.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said he has shortened the duration of his contract agreement with the Police Benevolent Association – guaranteeing officers four fewer years of raises.
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