Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.

LG Bob Duffy has a busy day. At 9:30 a.m., he’ll be in Brooklyn for a ribbon cutting at the Barclays Center. (620 Atlantic Ave.)

At 7 p.m., he’ll be back upstate at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs to speak at the New York Community College Trustees Annual Conference.

Happy 5th anniversary to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Mayor Bloomberg will be appearing on the program at 7 a.m. to help celebrate.

At 12:30 p.m., Sen. Daniel Squadron, Manhattan BP Scott Stringer, and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh will release a joint report highlighting major safety and security concerns at NYCHA developments on the Lower East Side. (Seward Park Extension, 65 Norfolk St.)

Sen. Greg Ball and the Business Council of Westchester hold a press conference on legislation that would allow public-private partnerships to fund the transit portion of the Tappan Zee Bridge and other transportation projects. (Mount Kisco Library, 100 East Main St., 1 p.m.)


After four years of study, the Cuomo administration now says its decision on whether to allow fracking in the Marcellus will have to wait until after a Health Department review of the potential public health effects of the controversial natural gas drilling process.

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens flatly rejected calls for an outside public health review of facking, saying “to suggest private interests or academic experts bring more independence to the process than government is exactly wrong.”

The Manhattan DA’s office is reviewing the actions of three of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s children who voted for their father even though they no longer live in the district.

Two of the Democrats hoping to succeed Bloomberg – NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio – are suing him.

More details from four months worth of Cuomo’s just-released – and selectively edited – schedules.

The TU says AG Eric Schneiderman’s investigation into the tax strategies of private equity companies – including Romney’s Bain Capital – “might be the best bet to shine some light on this apparent unfairness.”

To overcome Kathy Marchione’s lead, Sen. Roy McDonald would need to win nearly 59 percent of the remaining paper ballots; on Primary Day, he received 51 percent in Saratoga and Columbia Counties.

McDonald’s campaign manager Jim Thompson said the senator will continue running on the Independence Party line in November even if he loses the GOP line to Marchione.

Sen. Steve Saland extended his lead over his GOP primary opponent, Neil Di Carlo, from 43 votes to 77 votes after some paper ballots were opened.

Elections officials say the outcome of the primary battle between Sen. Tim Kennedy and Eric County Legislator Betty Jean Grant could center around 410 affidavit votes that stem mostly from the inner-city portion of the district, which could theoretically favor Grant.

Brooklyn district leader Lincoln Restler, who’s trailing Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s candidate Chris Olechowski in a post-Primary Day count, claimed widespread fraud and said he is considering a lawsuit.

The reimbursements New York receives from the federal government each year for caring for certain developmentally disabled Medicaid patients will be cut by 80 percent, a senior federal health official told House lawmakers.

Ann Romney says fellow Republicans who’ve criticized her husband need to “stop it” and realize how “lucky” the party is to have him as its nominee, adding: “This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring.”

No matter what Common Cause says, Sen. Michael Nozzolio wants his constituents to know that he has never accepted any political contributions from the Oneida Indian Nation or from any other American Indian government.

Bloomberg is going to England next month to speak at the Conservative Party’s conference in support of Prime Minister David Cameron’s austerity plan.

Pamela Geller, the conservative blogger who led the charge against the so-called “Ground Zero mosque,” won a court order to post an ad that equates Muslims with savages in 10 NYC subway stations.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew called a proposal to give buyouts to New York City public schoolteachers who don’t have permanent jobs at schools “dead in the water.”

The head of the PBA of New York State, Manny Vilar, warns the erosion of the State Park Police impacts the safety of visitors to flock to New York’s beaches, historic sites and scenic vistas.

New statistics are showing a steep decline in parent involvement in New York City public schools, giving potential ammunition to critics who say the Department of Education under Bloomberg has been unresponsive to families.

New York tax receipts through August were $147 million below projections and $204.3 million below collections for the same period last year, reflecting volatile economic conditions, according to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Starting next week, the NYLCV PAC – New York’s only state political action committee focused on the environment – will announce its priority electoral campaigns.

Uncertainty over whether Albany County Democratic Party Chairman Matthew Clyne will weather a series of losses inside his hometown Bethlehem committee in last week’s primary continues to fuel speculation that he might be ousted from his leadership post.

In a deal that could have implications for Rep. Greg Meeks, Southeast Queens real estate magnate Edul Ahmad has reached a tentative plea agreement with federal investigators on charges that he orchestrated a $50 million mortgage fraud scheme.

Fired up, ready for Joe! Joe Biden was the most watched speaker during the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, with roughly 43.6 million people tuning in for his speech.

Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle has postponed a live Election 2012 Q&A on that was due to begin at 12:30 p.m. today.