Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Niagara County. At 10 a.m., he makes an announcement at the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
At 7:30 a.m., NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota will greet voters at the Borough Hall subway stop, Brooklyn.
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, New Roosevelt’s Bill Samuels and Effective NY Founder Dr. Gerry Benjamin host the New York State Constitution Conference, Corey Student Union, Function Room, SUNY Cortland, Prospect Terrace and Tompkins Street, Cortland.
At 9:30 a.m., GOP Rep. Michael Grimm and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney host a press conference on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which will expire in 2014 without Congressional action, Rayburn Horseshoe, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.
At 10 a.m., Jim Calvin, president of the NY Association of Convenience Stores and Ramon Murphy, president of The Bodega Association of the US discuss the market impact of the Bloomberg administration’s tobacco regulation proposals, W. 124th Street and Lenox Avenue, Manhattan.
At 10:15 a.m., Mayor Bloomberg speaks at the opening of the New York Genome Center, New York Genome Center, 101 Avenue of the Americas between Watts and Grand Streets, Manhattan.
At 11 a.m., officials from immigration and Latino advocacy groups discuss the release of their “policy blueprint” for NYC’s next mayor and Council members, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sens. Patrick Gallivan, Dave Valesky, David Carlucci, Kathy Marchione and Patti Ritchie hold the second in a series of forums on regulatory reform and repeal with a focus on the agriculture industry, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., conference room 3 (11th floor), Watertown.
At 2 p.m., Democrats call on Grimm to return contributions connected to his flip-flop on military action in Syria, Staten Island Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace #2, Staten Island.
Also at 2 p.m., the Legislature holds another hearing on Cuomo’s “regional centers of excellence” plan for the state mental health system, Middletown City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 16 James St., Middletown.
At 5:30 p.m., supporters of embattled Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown will hold a rally on the steps of Buffalo City Hall.
At 6 p.m., Sen. Jose Serrano and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito sponsor a forum on “No More Invisibility: Our Transgender Community; Who They Are and What Do They Have to Say?” Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, Second Floor, 2180 Third Ave., Manhattan.
At 6:30 p.m., Lhota will host a tele-town hall with New York City residents and hear about the important issues facing their communities.
At 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., REBNY President and Jobs for NYC PAC head Steve Spinola is a guest on NY1′s “Road to City Hall.”
Bill and Hillary Clinton announced their support for de Blasio, too, via a statement from their respective spokespeople.
New Census data lends support to de Blasio’s argument about the growing rift between the haves and have-nots in NYC.
De Blasio’s primary vote tally ticked up slightly after the NYC Board of Election’s official count of the machines and emergency ballots. Tens of thousands of other paper ballots are still being counted.
Since his win, de Blasio’s handlers are now telling donors they cannot guarantee the candidate will appear at fund-raising events unless the event will bring in at least $75,000 for his campaign. That’s higher than the going rate for Cuomo or even US Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer.
An investigation commissioned by Mayor Bloomberg found that thousands of guns are being sold on websites to people with criminal records.
Bloomberg is a little touchy these days about his legacy.
Trailing in the polls — and in campaign cash — Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is overhauling his fund-raising team, bringing in Jason Weingartner, the state GOP’s finance director.
The Assembly Republicans aren’t thrilled with the Democrats’ selection of an attorney to represent the whole chamber in dealing with Cuomo’s Moreland Commission, and are mulling retaining their own representation.
As the commission continues its work, the state Board of Elections is stepping up its enforcement efforts against scofflaw campaign committees by moving to freeze their bank accounts.
After losing the Democratic primary last week by a wide margin to Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes is reportedly mulling a general election run on the GOP line.
US Attorney Preet Bharara’s call to strip the pensions of crooked lawmakers received a mixed reaction, as some lawyers and lawmakers questioned whether it could be done under the state constitution.
“We tried to do exactly this,” Cuomo said. “We wanted to take the pensions of members who were convicted of felonies. It was not constitutional to take their pension as their pension, because that was a right that was already vested.” (Bharara’s office declined to clarify the US attorney’s remarks).
Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin has tapped 12 people — all of them law professors, some of them Bloomberg and NYPD critics — to weigh in on stop-and-frisk stops and help carry out changes.
In the month after Scheindlin’s decision that the police procedure is unconstitutional, shootings spiked nearly 13 percent — and gun seizures plummeted more than 17 percent, according to the NY Post.
A fierce debate is underway over whether the state should classify some 21,000 acres of land recently purchased in the Adirondacks as “wilderness,” which prohibits the use of motorized vehicles, or “wild forest,” which allows them.
Cuomo’s latest pick to head the Nassau Interim Finance Authority is Jon Kaiman, a Democrat and soon-to-be-former North Hempstead Town supervisor, who on Monday starts a state job as Sandy recovery adviser to the governor. He doesn’t have much financial experience.
In an effort to address the detrimental impacts chronic absences can have on students’ performance, Cuomo has launched the Every Student Present awareness campaign.
The unemployment and poverty rates in Syracuse have hit a four-year high.
Buffalo’s public schools and Say Yes to Education – the program highlighted by President Obama during his recent upstate tour – are partnering in an effort to dramatically bolster after-school programs at half of the city’s 56 schools this fall.
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein met in hopes of resolving their differences over extension of the country’s 4 percent sales tax. So far, no resolution.
Even NYC politicians who are die-hard Mets fans went to bat for the idea of honoring beloved Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera with a street-name change.
General Electric Co. says it plans to close an electrical components plant in Fort Edward and move the work to Florida by September 2014.
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