Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the Capital Region. At 9:30 a.m., he’ll attend a meeting of the New York State Building and Construction Trades Council, Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, (This event is closed to the press).
At 7:30 a.m., former Rep./mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner appears Live on PIX 11 Morning News, Channel 11.
At 8:30 a.m., Weiner speaks at the CUNY Institute of Education policy breakfast, Hunter College, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, 47-49 East 65th St., Manhattan.
At 9 a.m., LG Bob Duffy speaks at the government relations breakfast for the PGA Championship, President’s Room, Oak Hill Country Club, 346 Kilbourn Rd., Rochester.
Also at 9 a.m., Assemblyman Karim Camara hosts a gun violence summit moderated by NY1’s Errol Louis, 524 West 59th St., Manhattan.
From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rep. Charles B. Rangel, Assemblyman Keith Wright and city officials visit a “New York City Senior Citizens Day” event as part of “Harlem Week,” Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 W. 125th St., Manhattan.
At 10 a.m., various NYC candidates will attend the AARP/Univision candidate forum, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., Manhattan. (Scheduled to be there: Bill Thompson, NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, NYC Comptroller John Liu, Joe Lhota, John Catsimatidis, George McDonald, Weiner).
Also at 10 a.m., Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr., Sen. Gustavo Rivera, NYC Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, and local residents endorse Ritchie Torres for NYC Council, Bronx Borough Hall, Concourse Steps, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx.
At 10:30 a.m., Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages delivers deflated soccer balls to the governor’s Manhattan office, to express opposition to a proposal to build a soccer stadium near Belmont Park racetrack; 633 Third Ave.
At 11:25 a.m., Thompson will address the release of the annual NYC test scores, outside Hunter College.
At noon, Weiner will discuss his proposal to reduce alternate side parking by 25 percent as part of his ongoing “Keys to the City” tour, East 68th Street and 3rd Avenue, Southeast Corner, Manhattan.
Also at noon, Manhattan BP Scott Stringer will bring his plan to a designated unit within the city comptroller’s office to track Sandy recovery funds to the Rockaways, Beach 25th & Seagirt Blvd, Far Rockaway, Queens.
At 1 p.m., NYC Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Chris Quinn unveils a plan to reduce the amount of time students spend taking and preparing for standardized tests, outside P.S. 3, 490 Hudson St., Manhattan.
At 5 p.m., Duffy hosts a Taste NY media reception at the PGA Championship, Media Dining Facility, Oak Hill Country Club, 346 Kilbourn Rd., Rochester.
The National Night Out Against Crime is tonight. Communities cross the state will be marking the occasion with events at police stations, parks and block parties.
At 7 p.m., de Blasio will attend the National Action Network weekly Brooklyn action rally,
First AME Zion Church, 54 MacDonough St., Brooklyn
Also at 7 p.m., Stringer hosts Young New York Fundraiser in support of his campaign, Maritime Hotel, 88 Ninth Avenue at 17th Street, Manhattan.
At 7:30 p.m., online entrepreneur Jack Hidary, an independent candidate for mayor, speaks to representatives of Brazilian technology startups and venture capitalists attending a networking event sponsored by Acelertech and VentureOutNY; Greenhouse, 150 Varick St., Manhattan.
A U.S. congressional oversight committee has opened an investigation into whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office interfered with a Medicaid audit of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the nation’s largest nonprofit home-health company.
Start-Up NY, Cuomo’s plan to extend tax-free benefits to certain businesses, caused the state to downgrade its revenue projections by $323 million through March 2017, according to new estimates from the state Budget Division.
When lawmakers passed the plan in June, it was touted as having no cost to the state budget by Cuomo and his cabinet members, though a memo accompanying the bill acknowledged a potential loss in revenue growth.
Regina Calcaterra, executive director of Cuomo’s Moreland Commission, wrote a memoir that’s out today about growing up homeless and abused by her wayward mother.
A state judge granted Bloomberg’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit challenging New York City’s prevailing wage law, finding it was preempted by the state minimum wage.
Three months after the convictions of two former associates of Comptroller John Liu for participating in an illegal fund-raising scheme, the NYC Campaign Finance Board voted to withhold as much as $3.5 million in public money from his mayoral campaign.
Quinn said: “We disagree with the judge’s decision and will take appropriate legal steps to have it overturned.”
New York City has asked the state’s highest court to review a decision striking down a local ban on sales of large-sized sugary soft drinks.
A Times Union review of public records revealed that a federal Super PAC founded by Jonathan Soros paid for more than 80 percent of the effort – $1.1 million of $1.34 million – to establish a system of public campaign finance in New York state.
Bonnie and Clyde, the first dogs of NYC, were the celebrity guests (along with handler and long-time mayoral girlfriend Diana Taylor) at a ribbon-cutting for a newly constructed dog park in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan.
Retired NYPD officer Joe Concannon began circulating nominating petitions to challenge Queens City Councilman Mark Weprin in November, thanks to Weprin’s support of bills opposed by the police department.
Add the New York Civil Liberties Union to the list of politically active groups applying to the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics for an exemption from donor disclosure requirements.
In an unscripted move, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff went along with urgings from the public and signed on to Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group.
Buffalo’s mayor, Byron Brown and the Erie County executive, Mark Poloncarz – Democrats from different camps of the party – papered over any lingering disputes so the county executive could endorse the mayor for re-election and the mayor could accept.
Sen. Thomas Libous, who orchestrated the Republicans’ return to power in 2010, is stepping down as his party’s campaign chairman in the Senate while he fights cancer. He’s being replaced as head of the SRCC by the first woman to lead the committee: Sen. Cathy Young.
Weiner wants to outfit every beat cop with a small surveillance camera as a way to increase transparency at the New York Police Department.
Thompson’s plan when he was NYC comptroller to invest $150 million worth of pension cash into the once war-torn precincts of Northern Ireland ended up costing the city $3 million.
Disgraced former Assemblyman Vito Lopez said it’s no big deal that his campaign doctored a photo of him and Hillary Clinton to make it look like Clinton supports his campaign for City Council.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said he has not called for the county’s beleaguered Democratic elections commissioner to resign from her post, but rather to take a leave of absence while she defends herself against the nearly 100 criminal charges she faces.
With the county executive race driving up the stakes, a battle is going on for the Independence Party of Westchester, with threats to remove party members who support the Republican county executive and counter-efforts to bump off the leadership, who endorsed his Democratic rival.
Mario Cuomo’s first grandchild, Christina Cuomo Perpignano, who is also the goddaughter and niece of the current governor, is to wed statistics expert Paul Driver.
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