Good morning!

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with nothing public planned today.

Mayor Bloomberg will be a guest on John Gambling’s show at 8:05 a.m.

Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson attends a Harlem Think Tank breakfast meeting at Sylvia’s Restaurant.

At 10:30 a.m., Rep. Steve Israel and Nassau County DA will hold a news conference on errors in credit reports and identity theft at the Bethpage Federal Credit Union, 899 S. Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage.

City Councilman Dan Halloran will be endorsed at 11 a.m. by the NYPD Captain’s Endowment Association.

The governor is also deploying his cabinet members to spread his agenda message today.

Commissioner Courtney Burke of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities will be in Niskayuna at 11 a.m. to deliver the budget message the town hall.

DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala will be delivering the budget message in Tioga County’s legislative chamber in Owego at 11 a.m.

And Jerry Boone, Civil Service commissioner, will be at Herkimer County Community College, 100 Reservoir Road, Herkimer at noon.

Your headlines:

State Operations Director Howard Glaser publicly rebuked the state DOT worker who quit after facing a disciplinary hearing over talking to the press without permission.

Glaser’s decision to read the employment history and past transgressions of the ex-state worker on Fred Dicker’s radio show was unusual, but lawful, said Bob Freeman of the Committee on Open Government.

The governor’s budget could result in the closing of up two dozen psychiatric centers in order to create regional centers for psychiatric care.

After prodding from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Qualcomm has agreed to “industry leading” political spending disclosure.

Not too many Republicans showed up to Cuomo’s event in Buffalo yesterday, part of his western New York swing on Thursday that included a stop in Rochester.

The New York Times opines that Cuomo’s budget proposal is missing a public financing of campaigns component and worries that he’s sincere about increasing the minimum wage (Cuomo has said the campaign financing system will be off-budget, but hasn’t released any details).

State lawmakers are still eagerly waiting to see what changes will be proposed for the the governor’s gun control law that passed in January, also known as the SAFE Act.

In Rochester, Cuomo pushed his women’s equality agenda and tech innovation.

A plaque honoring former Assemblyman Chris Ortloff, a convicted sexual predator, still hangs in the Olympic Center Lake Placid Hall Fame.

The bumping procedure at the Thruway Authority is beginning as workers are being notified they will be laid off, part of 234 jobs being cut in order to save $20 million.

Pension information on retired teachers is private, a state court ruled, but the Empire Center is appealing.

Professor David Paterson.

The state has a hotline to report price gouging at gasoline stations.

After much lobbying, the city of Albany is inching closer toward receiving $7.8 million in “spin-up aid” from the state after they Cuomo included the funds in his 30-day amendments.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was something of an elusive character his first year in office, with aides even having to search for sightings of him on twitter.

Assemblyman Nick Perry would add a 25-cent fee to every sporting event ticket of $4 and more in order to fund youth sports and recreation.

Mayor Bloomberg is pushing to pare down the salaries at the New York City Housing Authority.

The race for New York City mayor yesterday played out in a battle over business fines and press releases between Bill de Blasio and Christine Quinn.

With Adolfo Carrion in the race on the Independence Party line, The New York Post sees a chance for a Joe Lhota victory.

A court temporarily blocked the closing of a Brooklyn hospital.

New York students are ahead in reading, but lagging behind in science and math, according to an analysis of the nation’s five largest states.