Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and Albany.

At 8:30 a.m., he’ll deliver remarks at the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee Spring Breakfast in the ballroom of the The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave., Manhattan.

At 10:15 a.m, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara; John Morton, the director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and Mongolian officials mark the return of a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton to Mongolia, which had been smuggled into the U.S.; Manhattan Room, second floor, One U.N. New York hotel, One U.N. Plaza, First Avenue and 44th St., Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., The executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Jeffrey Reynolds, Sen. Charles Schumer, health care professionals and parents introduce a campaign to reduce abuse of prescription painkillers; suite 2309, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System’s Zucker Hillside Hospital, 75-59 263rd St., Queens.

Also at 11 a.m., Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. marks the start of “Bronx Week 2013” during a news conference featuring a performance by Latin jazz group Yuka Seka and samples from local bakeries, breweries, restaurants and vendors; Veterans’ Memorial Hall, Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

At 1 p.m., Sen. Terry Gipson and Assemblyman Frank Skartados introduce Rosie’s Law involving allowing a witness to testify with a facility dog, State Capitol steps, Albany.

At 1:30 p.m., AG Eric Schneiderman discusses new legal actions against major financial firms related to housing; 25th floor, 120 Broadway, Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., Assemblyman Eric Stevenson will be indicted on federal corruption charges, U.S. District Court, 500 Pearl St., Manhattan.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will address state firefighters gathering for their annual lobby day. 3 p.m., Albany Hilton, 40 Lodge St.

At 7 p.m., the Costume Institute’s annual “The Met Gala” benefit takes place, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 100 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.

At at 7 p.m., Rochester Mayor Tom Richards will deliver his annual State of the City address at Rochester’s School of the Arts, 45 Prince St.

The Clinton Global Initiative’s mid-year meeting takes place today at the Sheraton New York, 811 Seventh Ave., between West 52nd and West 53rd Streets, Manhattan. Mayor Bloomberg speaks about mobilizing reinvestment in cities at 3 p.m.

Bloomberg will also meet with Miguel Angel Mancera, mayor of Mexico City, at City Hall in Lower Manhattan at 10 a.m.

The state Senate is in session at 3 p.m., and is expected to vote to confirm Cuomo’s latest Court of Appeals nominee, state Supreme Court Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam.

Sen. Neil Breslin and Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will welcome members of the progressive Reform Jewish Voice of New York to the Capitol as they push for the Women’s Equality Agenda and campaign finance reform.

The US Senate is expected to vote on legislation today that will require online retailers to collect sales taxes and send it to the government in the state where the buyer lives.


Embattled Sen. John Sampson, a Brooklyn Democrat, is set to turn himself in to authorities today after being ensnared in a bribery scandal involving his former colleague, ex-Sen. Shirley Huntley.

Sampson will be facing federal charges, including obstruction of justice.

A “high-level official” says Cuomo is “floundering around” and trying to get his poll numbers up as corruption cases mount in Albany.

Cuomo reiterated his end-of-session “to do” list, which is topped by the Women’s Equality Act that he says should be passed as a “single, vital piece of legislation.”

As the Legislature heads into its final months of the session, the state Democratic party is set to spend more than $1 million on TV ad campaigns designed to promote and execute two central planks of his agenda: The Women’s Equality Act and anti-corruption proposals.

The TU accuses Senate Republicans of going to “desperate lengths to stop a far-reaching women’s rights agenda,” and calls for GOP Leader Dean Skelos to let Cuomo’s act come to the floor for a vote.

Campaign consultants would no longer be able to turn around and lobby those they help elect under a bill to be introduced today by IDC member Sen. David Valesky.

NYC Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu ripped the NYPD’s program that monitors the Muslim community in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, calling the effort unconstitutional.

Illegal mailers, which blow the state spending limits and appear to be coming from NYSUT, are flooding the Buffalo School Board race in advance of tomorrow’s vote.

A spokesperson for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fired back at the state Democrats for criticizing his upcoming speech at the GOP’s annual fundraising gala, saying Cuomo has “misguided priorities.”

Almost two decades after he left office, former Gov. Mario Cuomo’s state portrait will finally take its place alongside those of John Jay, Nelson Rockefeller and his successor, George Pataki, on June 15, which is also his 81st birthday.

The debate over using public funds in political campaigns will intensify this week as Senate Republicans hold a hearing into abuses of a similar system in New York City and advocates of the measure begin attacking GOP incumbents with mail advertisements.

The AG’s office is letting third-party adversaries of the defendants pay the bills of evidence collectors and expert witnesses as it tries to make a case against the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

Amid heavy security Sunday, the Five-Boro Bike Tour, a popular annual bike race – one of the first large-scale public events since the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon – rolled through New York City without major incident.

To keep his promise not to raise taxes, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is using millions in surpluses, state funds held by the state-appointed control board and money originally set aside to build a parking ramp.

A judge on Friday rebuffed an attempt by George McDonald, a first-time Republican mayoral candidate, to overturn NYC’s strict limits on campaign contributions, ruling that the city had the right to try to reduce the influence of money in politics.

The Working Families Party has a number of litmus test issues for NYC Council candidates who want its endorsement for the fall elections.

Hedge-fund brothers David and Eugene Grin helped ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner with consulting work after he resigned from Congress following his sexting scandal. They also raised him some $50,000 worth of campaign cash.

A Texas company is set to release blueprints for making a plastic gun with a 3-D printer — a development Schumer called “stomach-churning” and said should be outlawed.

Newsday editorializes against the Assembly Republicans recall elections proposal, saying it won’t stop corruption in Albany.

Assemblyman Karim Camara, the Brooklyn Democrat who heads the Legislature’s black, Hispanic and Puerto Rican Caucus; and former Manhattan Democratic chairman and longtime Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell are set to formally back Bill Thompson in the NYC mayor’s race.

Today is “Tax Freedom Day” for New Yorkers – the Tax Foundation’s way of saying how heavily taxed we are.

The NYT editorial page fires back at Bloomberg.