Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is on Long Island, where he’ll be discussing Start-Up NY and other economic development proposals at 10 a.m. at SUNY College at Old Westbury’s Student Union Center Building, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury.
At 8:30 a.m., prospective NYC mayoral candidates discuss their proposals to “Revitalize, Rethink & Rebuild Neighborhoods” during a forum sponsored by the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, the Human Services Council, NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and United Neighborhood Houses; The Academy Theater, Lighthouse International, 111 E. 59th St., Manhattan.
At 9 a.m., Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government Dede Scozzafava will deliver a similar speech at Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.
At 11 a.m., Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner helps launch a job training program, Sacred Melody Mall, 3501 James St., Syracuse.
At noon, officials from immigrant advocacy groups that support the New York Immigration Coalition’s “New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform” campaign hold a news conference to discuss the U.S. Senate’s vote yesterday to approve legislation that would overhaul federal immigration laws; 12th floor, 137-139 W. 25th St., Manhattan.
At 6 p.m., Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. and Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein host the borough’s annual “New York Salutes America” boardwalk festival and fireworks display to mark the July 4 holiday, Orchard Beach, Orchard Beach Road and Park Drive, the Bronx.
A prominent lawyer who once successfully represented Penthouse magazine owner Bob Guccione in a sex harassment lawsuit has been hired by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to represent him in a lawsuit stemming from the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal.
Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, who has been accused of bribery, compared recent federal investigations into state lawmakers to Cointelpro, the FBI’s counterintelligence program under Hoover that sought to discredit civil rights leaders like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A stack of disclosure forms showing how much outside income state lawmakers make and which clients they represent will be made public for the first time next week.
The massive payroll processing company Paychex, founded by Tom Golisano and headquartered near Rochester, has agreed to add anti-gender discrimination language to its policies after state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli started to draw up a proposal to try to force a shareholders’ vote on the changes.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed the conviction of a former Massachusetts-based investment manager who authorities say threatened to expose an alleged affair involving DiNapoli’s chief counsel in an effort to win a $35 million state pension contract.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie called the DOMA decision “just another example of judicial supremacy rather than having a government run by the people we actually vote for.”
A day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, gay couples inundated the Manhattan municipal building where marriage licenses are issued and weddings conducted.
The Court of Appeals ruled that the state cannot use GPS devices to track public employees movements when they’re not on the job.
Cuomo lectured about municipal finances and cities’ over-reliance on state aid as Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner listened from the front row. She left the event without commenting or even shaking the governor’s hand.
NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn and her Democratic mayoral primary rival Anthony Weiner battled for the support of gay voters yesterday.
Bloomberg his allies vowed to wage a vigorous battle to stop two police-oversight bills passed by the City Council from becoming law.
GOP Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis rails against the failure of Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act, and accuses Silver and his fellow Democrats of “waging the real ‘War on Women.’”
The state’s highest court will hear a case brought by The Empire Center, a conservative think tank, challenging the refusal of the state Teachers Retirement System to provide data about pensioners.
StudentsFirstNY, a pro-charter school organization that launched with a bang a year ago and then stalled, has a new executive director: Jenny Sedlis, who helped former NYC Council Member Eva Moskowitz build Success Academy Charter Schools.
The 63-year-old Port Authority bus terminal could soon see its most significant overhaul since the late 1970s, when the hub was expanded to keep pace with ridership.
The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of former Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle to serve as a Republican commissioner on the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a potential 2016 contender, will present the Liberty Medal to another potential 2016 contender – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – on Sept. 10.
Republican Super PAC, America Rising, is planning its “Stop Hillary” fundraising kick off in Clinton’s home state of New York.
Bloomberg is looking forward to being a grandfather for the first time, but when it comes to baby duty, he prefers diapering to feeding.
The former Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility will go to the highest bidder next month in a public auction.
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