Here And Now
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at AFL-CIO Executive Council breakfast at 8:15 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in NYC. The event is closed to the press.
- At 1 p.m., he’ll be at The View on the Hudson, 101 Shad Row, Piermont, for an “event regarding the Tappan Zee.” He’ll be joined by local officials and members of the Legislature.
- That might have something to do with the fact that the NY Metropolitan Transportation Council has scheduled a special meeting for 9:30 a.m. at its HQ (99 Water St., 22nd floor, NYC) at which a vote on the Tappan Zee replacement project will be taken.
The vote was delayed in July, but is expected to pass now that three key Hudson Valley county executives have dropped their opposition to the project.
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will make multiple stops in NYC today.
She’ll be at the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator (10 a.m.), on MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” (with Lilly Ledbetter and others) to discuss women’s issues, at the Total Electric Distributors Inc. to promote small business tax incentives (1:30 p.m.), and with Assemblyman/congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries in Brooklyn at 3:30 p.m. to push for a federal minimum wage hike.
- At 10 a.m., Mayor Bloomberg will receive the Chancellor’s Medal at the New Community College at CUNY Convocation. (New York Public Library).
- At 4 p.m., Democrat Mark Murphy, who is challenging GOP Rep. Michael Grimm, will call on the congressman to return $500,000 raised for him by Ofer Biton, who was arrested on federal fraud charges. (70 Bay St., Staten Island).
AG Eric Schneiderman’s office is reportedly investigating former SUNY Research Foundation President John J. O’Connor in connection with ex-Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno’s daughter Susan’s no-show job.
CBS News reports the DEC will issue fracking guidelines after Labor Day.
Two New York GOP congressmen – Grimm and Rep. Tom Reed – were present at a 2011 late-night swim during a fact-finding trip to Israel at which one House member got naked. The incident was investigated by the FBI and resulted in a rebuke from Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Gun control has emerged as a flashpoint in the race between NYC Councilman Eric Ulrich (assuming he wins the Sept. 13 primary) and Democratic Sen. Joe Addabbo.
The debate continues over how best to save cash-strapped cities. Cuomo’s top aide, Larry Schwartz, made no mention of an uber-statewide control board during an interview with the TU.
More details on ex-Gov. David Paterson’s new gig as majority owner of Icon Compliance Services, an integrity monitoring firm for the construction industry.
An entire team of people – many of whom have never worked a political convention before – are scrambling to create a setting and program designed to over come perceptions Mitt Romney is stiff, aloof and distant.
Occupy protestors are heading to the national conventions.
The infamous no-drama Obama campaign team of ’08 has devolved into a collection of personal rivalries and political disagreements, according to POLITCO’s first e-book of the campign (by Glenn Thrush).
The Democratic convention in Charlotte, NC could prove a little awkward for labor union leaders rubbing shoulders with officials who sought to curb their pay and benefits, Dan Janison says.
Homeowners near the Tappan Zee are awaiting word from the state about whether they’ll be bought out. They’re distressed over the lack of communication from the governor’s office.
The Bloomberg administration’s oversight of the affordable housing industry, where much of the construction is done by nonunion companies, is lacking. Unions are trying to change that.
Westchester County DA Janet DiFiore’s chief criminal investigator got four years of senior citizen STAR tax breaks on a third home even though he was only in his 40s.
“It was, basically, if this relationship ends, then your job ends — and that’s exactly what happened,” Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera’s ex-boyfriend told the NY Post.
The PSC is starting to seek public input on a proposed pipeline that would shuttle natural gas through nine miles of rural Broome County.
Experts say making bath salts illegal will cut down the number of abuse cases reported, but won’t end use of the substances completely.
Meet Stu Loeser’s replacement Marc LaVorgna, who “is now the mouthpiece for a man running to be mayor of the world.”
Cuomo aides are hoping to bring the famous international Ryder Cup golf tournament to the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on Long Island in 2020.
The governor could appoint a new majority to Nassau’s fiscal control board by Jan. 1 — just in time to consider a proposed county sewer deal.
A list of the state’s influential political, policy and media movers and shakers.
Cuomo lost nine WNY counties to Carl Paladino in 2010, but his popularity has rebounded with voters in the region since he took office.
Rudy Giuliani refused to back down from his criticism of the VP, calling him a “joke,” and insisting: “Sarah Palin is actually operating at a level quite bit above Joe Biden.”
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a secret fan of midnight mani-pedis, hasn’t ruled out running for governor.
A pregnant Ashley Dupre showed off her sizable engagement ring.
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