The US Veterans Affairs Department says its mental health professionals won’t comply with the SAFE Act requirement that they report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.

AG Eric Schneiderman’s office moved to dismiss an injunction filed by a gun-rights group that would seek an injunction on the SAFE Act.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the strategy employed by groups who favor fracking, saying their lobbyists should spend more time educating the public and less time focused on “hallway chatter.”

After meeting with researchers from EPA and Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Health System, state Health Department Commissioner Nirav Shah says he expects to male a fracking recommendation “in weeks.”

In honor of Sunshine Week, Cuomo unveiled a new open government website that provides user-friendly, one-stop access to data from state agencies, localities, and the federal government.

The NYT’s Danny Hakim Tweeted: “Linda Lacewell, one of (Cuomo’s) aides who removed records from public view at Archives, appears to be leading NY’s open government efforts.”

Cuomo said the numbers in the one-house budget resolutions “don’t add up.”

Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos called the fracking moratorium proposed by the IDC “unnecessary.”

The governor rejected the Senate GOP’s effort to defund the SAFE Act.

The late former NYC Mayor Ed Koch left $100,000 to his longtime secretary, Mary Garrigan, who was with for him for decades when he was a public official and a lawyer in private practice.

More celebs against fracking.

The Brooklyn GOP, which was once in Adolfo Carrion’s corner, is leaning heavily toward backing John Catsimatidis for NYC mayor.

Rep. Pete King is pleased to have survived his celebrity boxing match, though he did take a few shots to the head.

Rep. Dan Maffei, after winning the most expensive campaign on record for a Central New York congressional seat, says it is time to take the big money out of politics.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli withdrew a shareholder resolution calling on GE to analyze actions required to remove newly-found PCBs from the Hudson after the company agreed to do just that.

Tens-of-thousands of NYC residents eligible for a popular condo and co-op tax break have received letters from the city incorrectly stating that they no longer qualify.