Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
This morning, NYC Board of Elections officials will start opening thousands of paper ballots cast in last week’s primaries.
From 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., NYC officials – including Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott – visit 22 schools that ranked among the top 25 statewide on recent Common Core exams.
At 9:30 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli tours OyaGen Headquarters, The University of Rochester BioVenture Center, 77 Ridgeland Road, Henrietta.
At 10 a.m., Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino will receive a “major law enforcement endorsement,” outside White Plains City Court, 77 S. Lexington Ave., White Plains.
At 11 a.m., Onondaga County GOP Chairman Tom Dadey will make a “major” announcement regarding the Syracuse mayor’s race at party headquarters, 321 West Onondaga St., Syracuse.
Also at 11 a.m., Sen. Tony Avella discusses his bill concerning how the sale of pension plans affects legal protection of pension benefits, during a news conference attended by representatives of the Association of BellTel Retirees Inc. and ProtectSeniors.org; 38-50 Bell Blvd., Queens.
Also at 11 a.m., former Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman and Assemblyman Charles Lavine hols a press conference regarding allegations of Nassau County “cooking the books”, Nassau County Legislative Building steps, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola.
Also at 11 a.m., DiNapoli delivers remarks at a forum on private equity investing, The University of Rochester, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, 255 Crittenden Blvd., Rochester.
At noon, NYC Council Democratic primary winners will denounce REBNY’s “Jobs for New York” Super PAC and call for the Moreland Commission to recommend public financing of elections, City Hall steps, Lower Manhattan.
At 1:30 p.m., Rep. Nita Lowey discusses the ongoing impact of federal budget cuts on Hudson Valley schools, White Plains City School District Education House, Five Homeside Lane, White Plains.
At 2 p.m., Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and FASNY President Jim Burns call attention to safety hazards for motorists, LCA Press Room, Legislative Office Building, Albany.
At 4 p.m., New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and others criticize proposals by Republican federal lawmakers to reduce SNAP funding, Hour Children Food Pantry, 36-49 11th St., Queens.
At 6:30 p.m., Rep. Dan Maffei hosts a “Strengthening Middle Class” town hall, Storer Auditorium, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Onondaga.
7 p.m. and 10 p.m., NY1′s “Road to City Hall” features Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the Democratic nominee for city comptroller.
Also at 7 p.m., NYC Councilwoman Gale Brewer, state Sens. Adriano Espaillat, Brad Hoylman and Jose Serrano, The Mothers Project founder Angela Monti Fox, Assemblymembers Dick Gottfried and Linda Rosenthal and Rep. Jerry Nadler attend a free public screening of “Gasland Part II” at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th St., Manhattan.
A source tells the DN that former US Attorney Michael Garcia, who took down Eliot Spitzer and was recently hired by the Senate GOP to defend it against the Moreland Commission, has decided not to run against AG Eric Schneiderman next year.
State GOP Chairman Ed Cox insists multiple candidates are interested in challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014, but he can’t name names yet.
The Senate Democrats have one – and perhaps two – open seats after last week’s NYC primaries, presenting the governor with an opportunity (or challenge) regarding special elections.
Cuomo’s Moreland Commission threatens to torpedo his 2014 election-year agenda, legislative insiders warn, because lawmakers are angry and “ready to push back.”
Capitol insiders don’t expect Cuomo and Bill de Blasio to get along if the public advocate is elected the next mayor of New York City.
He’s still out campaigning, and Bill Thompson insists he is determined to continue his City Hall bid until every primary vote is recounted, even though he won’t get additional campaign funds unless he qualifies for a runoff.
GOP mayoral nominee Joe Lhota trashed de Blasio’s signature plan to tax the rich to pay for pre-K and after school programs.
The NY Post says de Blasio is mistakenly running against “the good Bloomberg.”
The Met Council scandal that cost Willie Rapfogel his job was revealed not by an audit or other government effort, but through a whistle-blower’s letter, highlighting the lack of oversight of nonprofits.
The Times Square shooting on Saturday night again raised questions about the police’s use of deadly force, especially in a crowded area where bystanders were in the line of fire.
The DN says NYC parks should be free. Period.
Thomas Friedman toured the GE research lab in Niskayuna in search of an example of American ingenuity and found it.
Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance at Iowa’s 36th annual “Tom Harkin Steak Fry” this weekend may one day be viewed as a telling sign of his presidential intentions.
Brooklyn’s Republican and Conservative party leaders want veteran DA Charles “Joe” Hynes to actively campaign to hold on to his office, even after he was defeated in the Democratic primary by Kenneth Thompson.
An Ontario County Democratic leader plans to file two complaints with federal officials today regarding Republican Rep. Tom Reed’s use of campaign funds to pay property taxes.
The MTA blew beyond its $300 million overtime budget by almost $70 million for the fiscal year that ended in June, in part due to Sandy recovery efforts.
The FBI is examining the business dealings of Halfmoon Supervisor Melinda “Mindy” Wormuth, and agents recently interviewed at least one prominent builder whose projects have come before the town.
Politico’s plan to turn The Capital into a NYC-based version of itself has some observers skeptical.
Is Ivanka Trump – not her two brothers – the heir apparent to The Donald’s dynasty?
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown managed to overcome years of WNY Democratic infighting to win key endorsements for his (so far) successful re-election bid.
Four New Yorkers made the 2013 “50 Richest Members of Congress” list.
Rep. Pete King returned to New Hampshire a third time this weekend to woo voters for his long-shot presidential bid.
Nina Davuluri became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant Sunday night.
Davuluri is the second Miss Syracuse to be named Miss America. In 1983, Miss Syracuse’s Vanessa Williams was named Miss America.
What you need to know about the new New York health care exchange that launches Oct. 1.
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