Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Delaware County and New York City today.
At 10 a.m., he’ll attend a NY Rising Committee meeting at Margaretville High School, 415 Main St., Margaretville.
At 12:15 p.m., he’ll attend a NY Rising Committee meeting at 6581 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island.
At 7:30 a.m., Republican NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota greets voters at the 6 subway stop at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
At 9 a.m., members of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners hold board and committee meetings in New York; 15th floor, 225 Park Ave. South, Manhattan.
Also at 10 a.m., Assemblyman Kevin Cahill and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein meet to try to settle their long-standing feud over extending the county’s 4 percent sales tax.
At noon, Mayor Bloomberg will make an illegal guns announcement, City Hall, Manhattan.
At 3:30 p.m., former Bronx BP and Independence Party mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrion Jr. outlines his education proposals during a news conference with supporters, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
At 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., NY1′s “Road to City Hall” will feature MTA Chairman Tom Pendergast, Manhattan borough president Democratic primary winner/NYC Councilwoman Gale Brewer, and a political rundown with Curtis Sliwa and Gerson Borrero.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told the Moreland Commission corruption in New York politics has created a “show-me-the-money culture” that’s permeating state and local officials – both Democrats and Republicans – and has reached intolerable proportions.
Bharara said he would go after the public pensions of elected officials convicted of corruption charges when they are sentenced, starting with two state lawmakers currently being prosecuted.
Prosecutors in Bharara’s office filed court papers in two separate corruption cases giving notice that they were adding the pensions of two state senators, a city councilman and two other officials to the list of property subject to forfeiture if the officials are convicted.
Like the Assembly Democrats and Senate Republicans, the IDC has lawyered up to deal with the Moreland Commission.
The first poll of the general election found Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio with a wide lead – 65-22 – over Republican Joe Lhota.
“We always knew we’d be the underdog in this race and once New Yorkers learn more about Bill’s radical policies they will be looking for a practical alternative,” a Lhota spokeswoman said.
Despite their differences on policy, “no mayor or governor in recent memory will have as close a personal relationship as Gov. Cuomo and Bill de Blasio,” a source close to the governor said.
NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn managed to keep her sense of humor in tact as she swallowed her pride and endorsed her erstwhile primary rival, de Blasio, and asked her supporters to back him, too.
Bob McManus links de Blasio’s campaign platform to Occupy Wall Street, saying the candidate “picked (the movement’s) philosophical pockets.”
Harry Siegel says de Blasio’s “economic first principles are nearly identical to those of Michael Bloomberg, the mayor he’s running as the antidote to.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton said he was “encouraged” after meeting with Lhota, even though the two disagree sharply on some key issues – like stop-and-frisk.
The NYC Board of Elections acknowledged that a week after the primaries, it still does not know when it would be able to release official results of the mayor’s race.
US Education Secretary Arne Duncan hasn’t been following the mayor’s race, even though the winner will take control of the country’s largest public education system.
Learn the dance craze that’s sweeping NYC: The de Blasio “smackdown.”
Cuomo has jumped into the controversy over the Port Authority’s quiet 1986 deal to sell the rights to the World Trade Center name for $10 to a non-profit organization, asking the state attorney general to investigate the arrangement.
AG Eric Schneiderman accused Donald Trump of stall tactics in the $40 million fraud case against his now-defunct Trump University.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group started by Bloomberg, will hold a rally tomorrow on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to support background check legislation.
Pat Lynch’s powerhouse lobbying firm laid off several staffers, including two in Albany – Lisa Reid and Zach Hutchins, who worked for the firm’s communications operation.
Austin Shafran, a former Cuomo aide and Senate Democratic spokesman, conceded his Queens County race to Paul Vallone.
Buffalo and other poorer cities will soon experience the sharpest cuts ever in the food stamp program if House Republicans get their way – and upstate food producers and advocates for the poor are equally upset about it.
The New York family that controls the Empire State Building is about to launch the formal marketing process to sell the building, in what would be one of the largest real-estate initial public offerings and the end of a colorful era for the storied skyscraper.
With New York City’s homeless population in shelters at a record high of 50,000, a growing number of people living there are actually working – sometimes more than one job – but still can’t afford a place of their own.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli proudly boasted he’s made more than $1.60 for every dollar spent in an investment area that’s been bulked up since he took office in 2007: buying stakes in New York companies, including 13 in the Capital Region.
Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, a Westchester Democrat, says the state has overstepped its authority by telling the pet cemeteries they could not charge a fee to inter the cremated remains of human pet owners.
The federal judge who ordered changes to the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk strategy has declined the Bloomberg administration’s request to delay them pending appeal.
Hillary Clinton sat down with New York Magazine’s Joe Hagan for her first major interview since leaving the State Department. The resulting article is expected to be published Monday – e first day of the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York.
Wi-Fi and cell service could be coming to the NYC subway system.
After losing last week’s Democratic primary, Rochester Mayor Tom Richards bowed out of the general election, opting not to continue running on two minor party lines.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, who is seeking re-election this fall, has proposed a $2.79 billion budget for next year that holds spending flat and property taxes level.
The state Board of Regents gave final approval to a rule change easing the requirement that districts provide extra help to all students who failed the state’s math and English language arts tests.
The fracking industry could be adding to the litany of woes in flooded out parts of Colorado.
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