Five states have contacted the parent company of Remington Arms to encourage the gun maker to relocate in response to New York’s efforts to tighten gun control laws.

Here are former Rep. Gabby Giffords’ handwritten notes to herself for her testimony on Capitol Hill this morning.

Rep. Chris Gibson expects the U.S. Supreme Court will deem New York’s new gun control law unconstitutional.

Sen. Chuck Schumer’s “heart went pitter-patter” when he first heard Sen. John McCain was interested in taking up immigration reform.

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s well-timed memoir has a cover.

Former state Sen. Steve Saland says a rumor that he might soon join the Cuomo administration is “news to me.”

Governing Magazine’s Jonathan Walters calls Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pension smoothing proposal “puzzling, to be most generous about it.”

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli remains undecided about the plan.

The Archdiocese of New York continues to battle with the Cuomo administration over what, exactly, the Reproductive Health Act would do.

“Skelinos” will face the public at an extended Crain’s Business Breakfast Forum Feb. 6.

A spokesman for Ed Koch says the former New York City mayor is improving but  doesn’t know when he’ll be leaving the hospital.

Former Gov. George Pataki still isn’t willing to rule out a potential future return to politics.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick named his longtime friend and former aide, William Cowan, to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s US Senate seat until a June 25 special election.

Kerry choked up while delivering a 50-minute farewell address during which he called on his colleagues to end partisan gridlock and ensure the Senate remains “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”

ATU Local 1181 officials insist it’s in Bloomberg’s hands to end the school bus strike.

State Department of Health Commissioner Nirav Shah will be putting out a “review” of the health aspects of hydraulic fracturing in the next “few” weeks.

Envisioned: Bloomberg, the musical.

Former Cuomo administration aide-turned-Queens City Council candidate Austin Shafran’s campaign against GOP NYC Councilman Dan Halloran was endorsed by Teamsters Joint Council 16.

Curtis Sliwa’s support of GOP NYC mayoral candidate John Catsimatdis could put him in the doghouse with his live-in Democratic girlfriend, Queens BP candidate Melinda Katz.

Anti-frackers have a new TV spot.

Strawberry, carrot, speaker and Shaq.”