Here And Now
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, which means we have some light at the end of the tunnel as we head toward the weekend.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today will be in Albany, but he’s holding two events in the state to tout his women’s agenda, introduced yesterday.
At 2:15, Cuomo will speak at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Wesleyan Chapel, 136 Falls St., Seneca Falls.
At 4:30, Cuomo will speak at Vassar College’s Students Building, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie.
Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy, meanwhile, will be promoting the Tax Free program at Schenectady County Community College’s Elston Hall, Lally Mohawk Room, 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady.
At 10:30, advocates will push for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act in the LCA Room 130, LOB.
At 11:30, the Environmental Advocates of New York, League of Women Voters and additional organizations will take on the Senate leadership for blocking a vote on a ban on hydrofracking, LCA Office, Third Floor State Capitol.
The Fair Elections coalition will call for the passage of public financing and other reforms while passing out free ice cream, West Capitol Park, Albany.
The Daily News scoops what could be a major turn in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case: An email omitted from an ethic panel report suggests Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has had an affair with a top aide and provides clearest evidence yet the Assembly sought to block an investigation.
The DN’s editorial board blasted the decision to keep the email private.
Lopez, meanwhile, faces a whopping $300,000 fine from the Assembly for his treatment of legislative aides and violation of the public officers’ law.
Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez was charged with a DWI in suburban Albany, according to court records.
Gov, Andrew Cuomo unveiled his women’s agenda package on Tuesday, announcing that a vote would bring “clarity” to the issue of abortion in the Senate.
Cuomo condemned the “fear mongering” by those opposed to abortion.
Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos told The New York Post on Tuesday he won’t allow a vote on the abortion component.
Mainline Senate Democrats are more than happy to point to the breakaway faction of Democrats to apply pressure on the abortion issue.
But the Lopez case seemed to loom large over the day of lobbying for the women’s agenda.
The New York Observer profiles the United Federation of Teacher’s head Michael Mulgrew, who plans to flex some major financial muscle in the mayor’s race.
An agreement has been in reached in Albany for New York City to use the old-style lever voting machines.
A deal with the Seneca Nation does not look like it’s coming soon as President Barry Snyder twice called Cuomo “a bully” and is still seeking to preserve exclusivity rights for gaming.
The Journal News’ editorial board praises the move to strengthen the state’s texting-while-driving laws.
SUNY Albany has sold its president’s mansion for $625,000.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand blasted the military’s handling of sexual assault cases.
There’s support for raising the retirement age of the state’s judges, but the effort my be clouded by accusations of political favors.
New York City’s parks system ranks second nationally.
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