Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in his native Queens today, where he’ll deliver of version of his State of the State and budget addresses. 11 a.m., LaGuardia Community College, Main Stage Theater, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City.

At 9 a.m., LG Bob Duffy attends the Capital Region’s economic development council meeting at UAlbany’s Campus Center Ballroom, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany.

At 2 p.m., Duffy will join representatives from the Tech Valley High School and SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to make an announcement. College of Nanoscience and Engineering Atrium, 257 Fuller Rd., Albany.

At 10 a.m., Sen. Kemp Hannon holds a roundtable on eating disorders, Room 124, the Capitol, Albany.

The Public Service Commission meets at 10:30 a.m., 19th Floor Board Room, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany.

At noon, former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi will discuss his decision to seek a re-match agains the man who ousted him in 2009, Republican Ed Mangano. Mineola Press Room, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Long Island.

At 11 a.m., a statewide poll on the Reproductive Health Act will be released by anti-abortion advocates (the Chiaroscuro Foundation). City Hall steps, Lower Manhattan.


The New York Times’s Danny Hakim says Cuomo is “becoming Hamlet on the Shale,” following the latest delay of a decision on fracking.

The pro-fracking New York Post believes Cuomo’s reluctance to act is tied to his presidential ambitions.

The town of Sanford’s board was sued after passing a resolution that barred further discussion of fracking at its monthly meetings.

About three dozen people, including two Syracuse Common Councilors, protested outside Cuomo’s CNY office and called for a fracking ban.

Sources familiar with JCOPE’s ethics probe of Assemblyman Vito Lopez say there are allegations he ogled a 14-year-old intern.

Reports from the dueling gun control rallies outside the state Capitol yesterday can be found here, here, here and here.

After getting flipped off by Carl Paladino, who was in Albany for the pro-gun rights rally, the NY Post’s Fred Dicker said: “His crudeness speaks for itself.”

Here’s the full video and text of the president’s State of the Union address.

Obama called restoring the country’s middle-class promise “our generation’s task,” casting the ability to work and prosper as a basic American principle in jeopardy because of a changing economy and partisan dysfunction in Washington.

The WFP launched an on-line petition calling for the state Senate to act on a minimum wage increase following the president’s proposal to hike the federal hourly wage to $9.

Sen. Marco Rubio’s ill-timed sip of water might be the most memorable moment – on Twitter, anyway – of his GOP response to the SOTU.

Rubio decried what he called Obama’s “obsession” with higher taxes.

Cuomo issued a statement in response to the SOTU, praising the president’s education proposals, call to raise the minimum wage and commitment to gun control.

A heroic nurse who helped evacuate 20 high-risk babies when Hurricane Sandy slammed NYU Langone Medical Center got a shoutout from Obama at the SOTU and got to sit in the first lady’s box.

Cardinal Dolan on his chances of becoming the next pope: “Don’t bet your lunch money on that one. Bet on the Mets.”

Madison County joined a multiplying list of New York counties that have publicly and officially denounced the SAFE Act.

The Coalition for School Reform, which is supporting a slate of candidates in the March 5 primary for three Los Angeles school board seats, has received a $1 million donation from Mayor Bloomberg.

The Times Square Marriott Marquis also may be sitting on one of the best land deals around, according to NYC Comptroller John Liu.

Cuomo is “supportive” of the “rape is rape” bill, a spokesman said.

The downgrade of Superstorm Sandy from a hurricane to a tropical storm by forecasters may have contributed to the widespread damage it caused due to people failing to take things seriously.

Sandy was the deadliest hurricane in the Northeast in 40 years and second-costliest in the nation’s history, a new report found.

Cuomo wants his tax officials to take a “look-back” at the state’s STAR school tax break program to weed out double dippers.

The governor says the state has its “fingers crossed” on getting a federal loan to help rebuild the Tappan Zee.

Happy Birthday to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who, as it turns out, shares this special day with Wall Street Journal reporter Jacobs Gershman.