Here And Now
Governor Cuomo is in NYC today with no public schedule.
Lt. Governor Bob Duffy will be at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Finger Lakes Museum in Branchport at 3:30pm today.
At Noon, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef will make a “major announcement” about the Tappan Zee Bridge. Press conference will be in the town of Sleepy Hollow. Journal News reports that they will support Gov. Cuomo’s plan.
At 12:30pm, Democratic State Senator and potential Republican NYC Mayoral candidate Malcolm Smith holds a press conference in Queens about guns. He has another public event later in the day as well.
Thruway Authority is holding a hearing in Buffalo tonight at 6pm where loud opposition to the proposed 45% toll hike is expected.
There will also be a rally against the proposed hikes at 9:30am at the MACNY headquarters in Syracuse hosted by the Statewide Coalition of Business Organizations.
Now for the headlines –
NYAG Eric Schneiderman, and his counterpart in Connecticut, have issued subpoenas to several banks as part of the ongoing investigation into the LIBOR scandal.
Comptroller DiNapoli capitalized on the outrage over the Thruway Authority’s proposed toll hike for commercial vehicles by issuing a scathing report about the agency.
His report suggests that the toll hike can and should be delayed.
Sen. Marty Golden, who will likely face a tough re-election battle this year, is set to introduce a bill cracking down on people who plant “community guns.”
NY Times praised state Senator Tony Avella for refusing to accept free tickets to the US Open tennis tournament.
A new Quinnipiac poll highlights the racial divide in the stop and frisk debate with blacks opposing the policy, while a majority of whites and hispanics support it.
Panel of gaming experts highlighted the potential pitfalls to the expansion of casino gambling during a conference in Saratoga Springs yesterday.
Governor Cuomo found the Daily News report on the NYC Housing Authority “disturbing.”
Con Ed workers signed off on the new contract deal that Cuomo helped broker a few weeks ago.
After attacking Rep. Kathy Hochul over her tax returns yesterday, Republican challenger Chris Collins showed the Buffalo News his returns from the past 3 years.
Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Louise Slaughter helped the clothing manufacturer Hickey Freeman secure a badly needed loan.
If Congress doesn’t extend the Bush Tax cuts before the end of the year, which seems possible, NYers will pay an average of more than $5500 in additional taxes.
NY State GOP is calling for an FEC investigation into Rep. Tim Bishop over reports that his daughter, a fundraiser for Bishop, pressured a couple to donate money in exchange for help securing a permit for a fireworks display.
The Post ripped into Rep. Ed Towns over the VIP loans he received from Countrywide, and allegations he covered it up.
Sen. Schumer is urging fellow democrats to attack Romney VP pick Paul Ryan’s credibility as a budget expert and deficit hawk.
Mike Lupica is trying to revive the “dump Biden for Hillary” talk and poses the question “How much better off might we all be if Hillary Clinton had won?”
A judge upheld the Pennsylvania voter ID law, which could go all the way to the Supreme Court, but legal experts expect it won’t be overturned.
Some bad news about the state’s manufacturing sector.
If you bought a powerball ticket in NY this week – sorry – the winner of the $337 million jackpot was a ticket in Michigan.
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