Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
Today is the deadline for state lawmakers to comply with the Moreland Commission’s request for information on their outside incomes if they earned more than $20,000 last year – including client lists for attorneys. (The original deadline was Sept. 12, but it was pushed back).
At 7:25 a.m., Democratic NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio appears on The John Gambling Show on WOR Radio, 710 AM.
At 8:05 a.m., The John Gambling Show with Mayor Bloomberg airs on WOR Radio, 710 AM.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship holds a hearing on the policy of computer and video game development, Pfizer Auditorium, Dibner Building, 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn.
At 9:30 a.m., GOP NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota attends a fundraiser at the home of the Barkoffs, 138 East 92nd St., Manhattan.
At 10 a.m., former Gov. George Pataki endorses Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Kingsland Point Park, end of Palmer Avenue, Sleepy Hollow.
Also at 10 a.m., Sens. Patrick Gallivan, David Valesky, Kathleen Marchione and David Carlucci hold a town hall on manufacturing regulatory reform, Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, Syracuse City Hall, 233 E. Washington St., Syracuse.
At 11 a.m., Parks & Trails Albany converts a parking space into a temporary public campground, parking space at 52 N. Pearl St., Albany.
At 11:45 a.m., de Blasio receives an endorsement from Sen. Chuck Schumer, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
At 12:30 p.m., Lhota meets with the NYC Presidents Co-ops and Condo Council, 60 Cutter Mill Rd., Great Neck.
At 1 p.m., Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and IDC Leader Jeff Klein announce a “fresh start” for a controversial project at 6469 Broadway in Riverdale.
At 1:30 p.m., de Blasio appears on WCBS 880 AM.
At 2:30 p.m., Lhota holds a press conference with Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.
At 4 p.m., Bloomberg speaks at the TIME summit on higher education, Time Warner Center, 60 Columbus Circle, 10th Floor, Manhattan.
At 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Diane Ravitch, education advocate and author of “Reign of Error”, will be a guest on NY1′s “Road to City Hall.”
After accusing the NYC mayoral frontrunners of ignoring terrorism, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed he met with Bill de Blasio and is scheduled to do the same with Joe Lhota.
De Blasio’s announcement that he would immediately seek to replace his former Council colleague, David Yassky, as taxi commissioner if he’s elected mayor caused an uproar. Lhota (through a spokeswoman) said he wouldn’t keep Yassky, either.
Lhota: “I’ve never met anybody who thinks I’m mean, I’ve never met anybody who thinks I’m not hug-able. I tend to hug a lot of people every day. That’s what I do.”
Lhota jumped to the defense of de Blasio’s family after a voter on his tele-town hall referred to his rival’s two children as “sickening.”
Bennett Liebman, Cuomo’s secretary for racing and gaming, was the state official whose July 19 email complaint to the NYRA resulted in the Wandering Dago lunch truck being bounced from the Saratoga Race Course the next morning.
That eviction is the subject of a First Amendment lawsuit, pitting the free speech rights of the sandwich sellers against the state’s right to protect visitors from offense.
Even though it has no formal budget appropriation, the Moreland Commission is in the process of hiring consulting firms to help it crunch reams of financial and other data.
Freshman Democratic Sen. Terry Gipson now has two would-be GOP opponents in 2014.
Cuomo says threats in Congress to defund Obamacare won’t have any effect on the federal Affordable Health Care Act going forward in New York.
Naughty pictures, resumes and Social Security numbers were some of the items that turned up on a handful of UAlbany library computers that were about to be re-used or sold last year, according to an audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office.
At this point, who doesn’t want to be speaker of the NYC Council after Chris Quinn abdicates that role?
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives narrowly approved cutting nearly $40 billion from the federal food stamp program yesterday, despite opposition from both of Central New York’s House members.
New York City’s unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in August from 8.4 percent in July, despite stronger than usual hiring at the end of the summer.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, one of a handful of mothers of young children currently serving in Congress, participated in a giant game of Chutes and Ladders to bring attention to the benefits of early childhood education.
A contractor who underpaid workers for their post-Hurricane Sandy restoration work at three city hospitals has agreed to pay more than $500,000 in back wages.
The MTA and the transit workers union soon will have their first formal contract negotiations in nearly a year — and Hurricane Sandy will play a central role.
AG Eric Schneiderman wants to know who will pay for the astronomically expensive environmental cleanup that could follow a severe nuclear accident at Indian Point.
US Sen. Chuck Schumer: “In 1964, I ran for president of my Cunningham Junior High School class. I lost. I swore then and there I’d never run for president again, and that’s still true today.”
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