AG Eric Schneiderman will sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo for violating the National Mortgage Settlement reached last year.

Tom Precious recalls John Sampson‘s heyday: “Soft-spoken, the large, muscular Sampson held a regular workout routine in a legislative gym located across the street from the Capitol.”

Brooklyn DA candidate Ken Thompson used the Sampson scandal to slam his primary target, DA Joe Hynes, though the charges against Sampson stem from his ’05 challenge to Hynes, which complicates things. (More here).

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his Women’s Equality Act, which he hasn’t yet formally introduced, will be “the most comprehensive women’s equality agenda that’s ever been done.”

Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner isn’t a candidate for mayor yet, but he’s already drawing demonstrators.

Jason Collins, the pro basketball player who outed himself as gay, will appear alongside First Lady Michelle Obama at a New York fundraiser for the DNC on May 29.

The Senate approved Cuomo’s high court nominee, Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam, after several legislators praised her experience and qualifications.

A bill to require businesses to give their workers paid sick days passed a City Council committee today and will go before the full Council for a vote Wednesday.

A report from the Empire Center for New York State Policy found counties sitting in the Marcellus Shale could see their per-capita income increase by 15 percent by 2015 if the state gives fracking the go-ahead.

Former Assemblyman Ryan Karben describes Cuomo as a “maestro” of political music.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was the guest of Marylou Whitney at this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, and bet on a horse called “Frac Daddy.”

Democratic NYC mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson did some hiring.

GOP NYC mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota won’t ever wear a dress at the Inner Circle show like his former boss, Rudy Giuliani.

A Cuomo sister clarifies another sibiling’s pro-Hillary 2016 Tweet, insisting the family is “all in Andrew’s corner” should he chose to run for president.

Cuomo gave a group of fourth graders visiting the Capitol an impromptu history lesson in the Hall of Governors.

“New York, I didn’t come here for ice cream or cafe latte or bike lanes. New York, you’ve lost your soul.”

Hendrick Hertzberg on why President Obama should move to legalize pot.

Even former President Clinton didn’t have the juice to get Led Zeppelin back together.