Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.
At 8 a.m., state Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson discusses the work of the Medicaid Redesign Task Force while speaking to Citizens Budget Commission members during the commission’s breakfast meeting; Cambridge Room, Harvard Club of New York City, 35 W. 44th St., Manhattan.
At 9 a.m., Fair Elections for New York, 99Rise and students demand publicly financed elections, New York City Public Library steps, 5th Avenue and 41st Street, Manhattan.
At 10 a.m., New York State Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce officials discuss a lawsuit challenging a study used by the city as part of efforts to revise a law designed to increase the number of government contracts awarded to businesses owned by minority residents and women; 20th floor, 152 Madison Ave., Manhattan.
Brooklyn DA candidate Abe George, Jeffrey Deskovic, families and “victims of wrongful convictions” by incumbent DA Charles Hynes will announce the filing of a lawsuit against the DA and CBS to prevent the airing of a reality TV show about him. 1:30 p.m., CBS Corporate Headquarters, 51 W. 52nd St., Manhattan.
At 3 p.m., the New York State Youth Leadership Council drops off eight-foot-tall doughnut built by undocumented youth for IDC leader Jeff Klein, P.S. 89, 980 Mace Ave., Bronx.
At 7 p.m., former NYC Environmental Protection Commissioner Albert Appleton, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, attorneys, environmental advocates and scholars discuss fracking and lung cancer caused by radon gas during a free public forum; The Great Hall, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 7 E. Seventh St., Manhattan.
Prince Harry is in NYC today. He’ll meet UK business people who have enjoyed commercial and creative success in the US at Milk studios at 1 p.m. with Prime minister David Cameron.
Cuomo pledged not to allow “scandal mania” to derail his agenda for the remainder of the legislative session, but didn’t sound optimistic about getting lawmakers to pass his plans.
Cuomo and legislative leaders proposed freezing the energy rates of Long Island Power Authority customers for three years as part of a plan to privatize operations of the utility.
The governor tried to dispel a New York Post report that claims several key staffers are jumping ship, right before he launches his re-election campaign.
Pistol permit opt-out forms continue to stream into the offices of county clerks in Dutchess and Ulster, sent by thousands of residents who want to keep their records private when pistol permit data becomes available this week. They have until Wednesday to file.
NYC Council President and Democratic mayoral frontrunner Christine Quinn revealed for the first time that she struggled with bulimia and alcoholism and spent some time in a Florida rehab center in her 20s. She’ll discuss her experience today at Barnard College.
Quinn says she’s tough, but not a “raving lunatic bitch all the time.”
Quinn, who would make history as NYC’s first openly gay mayor, has been enthusiastically endorsed by several influential gay-rights groups, but a smaller faction of activists and celebrities are ardently working against her.
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., who had already been charged with soliciting more than $250,000 in bribes and filing false travel vouchers to the Assembly, is now facing a new charge: Steering cash to a nonprofit and then using it for personal expenses.
Boyland pleaded not guilty to this latest corruption charge.
Michael Powell writes of the “gorgeous mosaic of corruption” in New York politics, refuting claims by minority lawmakers that they’re being unfairly targeted by prosecutors.
Bill Hammond says Cuomo’s casino expansion plan is a risky bet.
The state pension fund grew to a record $160.4 billion in the fiscal year that ended March 31 and earned an estimated 10.38 percent rate of return, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said. But governments still face higher contribution rates, as scheduled, next year.
President Obama’s political support group, Organizing for America, is joining with a Republican pro-immigration organization and an effort run by Mayor Bloomberg to try to boost support for a comprehensive immigration bill.
NYC Comptroller John Liu is aggressively courting the city’s Muslim community as he pushes forward in his quest to be mayor.
Power couple Merryl and James Tisch are split over the NYC mayor’s race. She’s backing Bill Thompson; he supports Joe Lhota.
NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott lashed out at the Democratic candidates for mayor, saying that he did not believe any of them had a compelling vision to lead city schools and that they had been pandering to gain the support of the UFT.
…The DN echoes that sentiment.
The IDC pushed ethics and campaign finance reform at a hearing in Erie County.
A 20-story building in the heart of Greenwich Village’s historic district claims it’s the “poster child” for what is wrong with the city’s bungled Bike Share rollout, according to a new lawsuit.
In an 82-53 vote, the Assembly passed the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, which would grant agricultural workers collective bargaining rights, disability and unemployment benefits, an eight-hour workday and the expansion of the state sanitary code to cover farm and food processing labor facilities.
Saying it mistakenly overpaid a state authority $1.2 million to help develop New York’s thoroughbred horse population the past four years, NYRA is pushing for repayment.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s cousin, Rudy S. Giuliani, won’t be running for the NYC Council.
One of Indian Point’s two nuclear reactors soon will become the first in the country to operate with an expired license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Actress Angelina Jolie, who lost her mother to breast cancer, reveals she underwent a double mastectomy because she carries the gene that makes her susceptible to the same disease.
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