Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany. At 11:30 a.m., he’s scheduled to make an announcement in the Capitol’s Red Room.
At 7:30 p.m., LG Bob Duffy will deliver the keynote address at the NYS Business Council’s annual meeting at the Sagamore in Bolton Landing.
At 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall, NYC mayoral contender Bill Thompson will call on the Council not to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of a bill requiring extensive reporting of wage and other information from affordable housing developers receiving city funding.
From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the Citizens Budget Commission hosts a breakfast discussion on the future priorities of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with three former PA executive directors participating. (NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th St.)
Sen. Steve Saland, his GOP primary opponent, Neil Di Carlo, and Democrat Terry Gipson are all scheduled to address members of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce at a 7:30 a.m. 41st SD candidates forum.
The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct will hold a rare public proceeding – an oral argument in the Matter of Bronx County Surrogate Judge Lee L. Holzman, who waived confidentiality. 61 Broadway, 5th Floor. 2:15 p.m.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is holding a 12:45 p.m. phone conference on a yet-unannounced topic.
Brooklyn’s Democratic district leaders gather tonight to vote on a replacement for their scandal-scarred outgoing chairman, Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
First Lady Michelle Obama is on the campaign trail in North Carolina.
Cuomo has called for an investigation into the secret settlement of sexual harassment claims against Lopez, but while he was attorney general, his office authorized the settlement of a racial discrimination case that included a confidentiality clause. More here.
Cuomo administration Budget Director Robert Megna ordered agency heads to “assume zero growth” in their spending plans for the next two fiscal years, as the state works to cover long-term deficits.
The Cuomo administration and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz have agreed to stay out of the fight to succeed Len Lenihan as Erie County Democratic chairman, setting up a “free-for-all” for the secret ballot election on Sept. 29.
The D.C.-based Environmental Working Group has has taken the extreme step of going to court to force a look into whether the Cuomo administration is improperly withholding public records concerning fracking.
Several Oneida County elected officials have joined the push for a full fracking ban.
On Letterman, President Obama addressed Mitt Romney’s 47 percent remark. “One of the things I’ve learned as president is you represent the entire country…if you want to be president, you’ve got to work for everybody, not just for some.”
The Boca Raton man who hosted the fundraiser at which Romney made his now-infamous comments apologized to the candidate, saying he believes someone hired to work at the event recorded the video.
After firing a money-management firm for poorly handling the city’s pension funds in 2010, NYC Comptroller John Liu agreed on a separate contract with the same company while bypassing the standard competitive-bidding process.
A day after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought a court order to force them back to work, teachers voted to suspend the city’s first school strike in 25 years.
New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch is out of the hunt in the 2013 NYC mayor’s race after deciding there’s no room for her in the crowded Democratic field.
Closing Indian Point, as Cuomo desires, would increase New Yorkers’ electricity bills and cost tens of thousands of jobs, a new report from the Manhattan Institute warns.
Former New York City Mayor and one-time Indian Point pitchman Rudy Giuliani maintains closing the nuclear plant would be “catastrophic for the economic growth of the region.”
A Wall Street ratings agency this week said the outlook for Syracuse’s future credit rating has worsened, in part because Mayor Stephanie Miner’s research on bankruptcy indicates “the city may lack strong willingness to meet its obligations.”
A spokesman for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver deemed the NYS GOP’s on-line petition calling on Silver to resign for his role in the Lopez scandal “nothing more than election-year politics.”
Gambling interests have spent nearly $50 million on lobbying and campaign contributions in the state since 2005, according to a new analysis by Common Cause. That includes $4.7 million in the first months of 2012 alone.
The ballot counting in the 43rd Senate District GOP primary will take at least a week, and possibly longer.
Fallout from Binghamton University’s fraternity and sorority hazing scandal is still being felt.
A state Supreme Court judge has denied Colin Schmitt’s request for a recount, as election officials gear up to tally absentee and paper ballots in the close 99th State Assembly Republican primary race.
The DN rejects former Assemblyman and ex-judge Frank Seddio, the leading replacement for Lopez as Brooklyn Democratic chairman, calling him “same as the old boss.”
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