Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. He will attend a policy conference co-hosted by the state Democratic Party, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and Third Way.
(This is an all-day event at the Sheraton Hotel, 811 7th Ave. at 53rd St. Cuomo will be there at 8:45 a.m. to attend the opening).
At 9 a.m., U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a roundtable discussion with Rep. Richard Hanna to highlight the economic benefits of the transportation law recently signed by the president. (Radisson Hotel, 200 Genesee St., Utica).
Tomorrow is Opening Day at the NYS Fair. In keeping with tradition, the butter sculpture will be unveiled this morning at 9:30 a.m.
Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. is hosting a “welcome home” lunch for Bronx Olympian John Orozco, and will proclaim “John Orozco Day”. (Sabrosura Restaurant, 1200 Castle Hill Ave. 12:30 p.m.)
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle holds her 20th Town Hall meeting at noon, Fair Haven Fire Hall, Sterling.
President Obama is back in Manhattan to raise more campaign cash. He’ll speak at two events – 7:35 p.m., Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center; 9:45 p.m. at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The DEC may be delaying a decision on hydrofracking as anti-drilling advocates step up their pressure on the Cuomo administration.
Fracking supporters and opponents are stepping up their efforts -including dueling TV ads – thanks to a sense that a DEC decision will come soon.
Democratic state senators Joe Addabbo and Shirley Huntley are disappointed they took the same risk as four GOP colleagues in voting “yes” on gay marriage last summer, but didn’t see the same love from LGBT donors.
There’s one group of New Yorkers who still aren’t quite sold on Cuomo: Young voters.
Cuomo and his Cabinet aides spent six hours yesterday listening to a “progress report” of 10 regional economic development councils he convened last year.
The councils told Cuomo their collaborative efforts have been a success.
Former Staten Island BP Guy Molinari accused Sen. Chuck Schumer of siccing the FBI on Rep. Michael Grimm. A Schumer spokesman called that “one of the silliest statements to come down the pike in some time.”
Kingston, in Ulster County, has posted its highest unemployment rate since 1990. Like many upstate communities, its jobless numbers are driven in part by firings at school districts.
The financial head of two Bronx non-profit agencies tied to state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. pleaded not guilty to embezzling more than half a million dollars from the taxpayer-funded organizations.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano says he’ll be forced to fire county employees to slash labor costs after a federal court judge ruled a law allowing him to reopen closed union contracts was unconstitutional.
Former state Sen. Nicholas Spano is in federal prison for cheating the government out of $53,000 in taxes. But his legal costs for the case now top more than $135,000.
Sen. Timothy Kennedy and his primary opponent, Erie County Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant, traded barbs at a debate where she called him a “Chris Collins Democrat.”
Nicole Gelinas asks: “s the Cuomo administration’s rough justice for a British bank meant to fight global money-laundering — or grab cash to plug New York’s bottomless budget hole?”
The Bronx County District Attorney’s Office declines to prosecute thousands more cases than do the four other District Attorney offices due to an internal policy that requires victims to be interviewed within 24 hours of an arrest, according to a WNYC investigation. More here.
An eight-member NYPD unit that eavesdropped on countless conversations has not generated a lead or an investigation in at least six years.
Staten Island might get an outlet mall.
Queens has a mystery peacock.
Rep. Todd Akin, who is still on the ballot despite mounting pressure for him to drop his US Senate bid, is doing the morning TV circuit today. He said Rep. Paul Ryan called him and suggested he bow out for the good of the party.
With just a few days remaining before the GOP convention in Tampa, Newt Gingrich released his convention delegates for Mitt Romney.
An errant blast from the construction of the Second Avenue subway launched rocks and a dust plume across East 72nd Street, shattering windows, startling residents and landing debris atop a five-story apartment building. No one was injured.
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