Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
LG Bob Duffy is in Buffalo. At 10:30 a.m., he’ll announce “progress” on the U.S. Peace Bridge Plaza enhancement project. (Mahoney State Office Building, Hearing Room 6, 65 Court St.)
New York City District Commission members are holding a public hearing in the Council chambers at City Hall in Lower Manhattan. 1 p.m.
The threat of Tropical Storm Isaac and concerns about a disruption from Ron Paul supporters have caused GOP convention officials to schedule Mitt Romney’s nomination on Monday, not Wednesday as originally expected.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan told Democrats he had agreed to deliver the prime-time benediction at the Republican convention in Tampa next week, and they did not extend their own invitation.
The Romney campaign might move Ann Romney’s convention speech from Monday to Tuesday in hopes of getting her on prime time.
The District of Columbia water and sewer authority wrote to Sen. Chuck Schumer, asking for tap water, not bottled, to be served at the presidential inauguration. (The senior senator recently announced the beverage of choice would be Saratoga Springs H2O).
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is among more than a dozen terrorism experts and emergency service officials from around the globe who will take part in an emergency preparedness summit being hosted by Cuomo in October.
Last year’s double storm whammy of Irene and Lee caused $1.5 billion worth of damage.
Prattsville is rebuilding after last year’s flooding destroyed more than 100 homes and damaged all 21 businesses in the hamlet.
Concerns over Irene-related flooding that did not occur have spurred NYC officials to consider massive, moveable barriers to shield the city from a storm-stirred sea.
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle called Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate” rape “offensive”, but agrees with him that there should be no abortion exceptions for rape and incest.
“Without the services that the MTA provides, New York would choke on its own traffic,” said MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, who believes loss of the payroll tax would be a “catastrophe” for the entire region.
Residents of Illion, NY – the “town that Remington built” – are worried talk of tougher gun laws will cause the iconic firearms manufacturer to pull up stakes.
The long-empty Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx could be turned into a national ice skating center with nine rinks and extensive youth programs.
JCOPE has joined a growing list of regulators reportedly investigating Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera’s penchant for putting her lovers on the public payroll and misusing taxpayer funds intended for a nonprofit.
The deputy director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network says history will recall Cuomo as “righteous” like President Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg address is he nixes fracking.
Anti-frackers dogged Cuomo at the opening day of the NYS Fair.
Beset by embarrassing scandals and cost overruns, the Bloomberg administration is outsourcing oversight of its tech projects to a quasi-govenrment entity that will operation outside procurement rules and oversight.
Homeless advocates criticized Bloomberg and called him out of touch after he said more people are staying in the NYC shelter system because it’s a “much more pleasurable experience” than in the past.
GOP NY-21 candidate Matt Doheny isn’t a fan of big government subsidies for business, and so offered qualified praise for Global Foundries.
Doheny and his Democratic opponent, Rep. Bill Owens, both stayed positive in their first TV ads of the campaign.
The New York Times says new medication disclosure rules for racehorses in New York are “praiseworthy”, but long overdue.
The first human case of West Nile virus has appeared in Western New York, prompting public health officials to urge residents to minimize contact with mosquitoes.
New York has now received $183.2 million worth of federal cash to create a health care exchange, as required by the Affordable Care Act.
Erie County government’s largest union – local 815 CSEA – for the second time has turned down a proposed contract.
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