Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Suffolk County. At 10 a.m., he makes an announcement at Orient Beach State Park, 40,000 Main Road (Rte. 25), Orient.
At 8 a.m., Republican NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota will be a guest on 1010WINS, 1010 AM.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Senate’s Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications holds a public hearing to discuss the PSC’s review of Indian Point, 250 Broadway, 19th floor, Manhattan.
Activists from the group Shut Down Indian Point Now! hold a demonstration outside 250 Broadway while that hearing is taking place.
At 9:45 a.m., AG Eric Schneiderman will announce a new settlement to resolve abuses against New York borrowers during his keynote address at the PEF Conference, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center , 153 Franklin St., Buffalo.
At 10:30 a.m., Independence Party mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrion will announce the launch of his Campaign for New York’s High-Tech Future and the new integrated mobile application MyCity Pass, City Hall Park, Manhattan.
At 11 a.m., NYC Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio tours the early childhood education program at Children’s Aid Society and discusses his plan for universal pre-k, 130 East 101st St., Manhattan.
Also at 11 a.m., EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, Rep. Nydia Velazquez and other officials discuss efforts to remove pollution from the Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site; northeast corner of the Lowe’s parking lot, 118 Second Ave., Brooklyn.
At noon, the state Board of Elections meets and is expected to consider taking on Kathleen O’Keefe, a former top aide to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, as its enforcement counsel, 40 N. Pearl St., Albany.
At 12:30 p.m., Brooklyn Democrats will hold a “unity” rally for DA candidate Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn Borough Hall steps.
At 4:30 p.m., Lhota will attend a CUNY board meeting, Baruch Preforming Arts Center, 55th Lexington 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. (Dial in information available from the campaign).
At 7 p.m. and 10 a.m., NY1′s “Road to City Hall” will feature interviews with NYC public advocate runoff candidates Councilwoman Tish James and Sen. Daniel Squadron.
At 8 p.m., Squadron and James attend a Bayswater Civic Association Meeting, Bayswater Jewish Center, Healy Avenue and Dickens Street, Queens.
The supposedly independent anti-corruption Moreland Commission is now taking its cues from the governor, even reportedly drafting subpoenas and sending them out – or not – at his direction.
Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins: “We believe that the request made by the Moreland Commission regarding client disclosure was a reasonable request which should be answered.” (She only has one member, Sen. Neil Breslin, who reportedly earned more than $20,000 in outcome income last year).
Angering Republicans who lead the House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid kept his chamber shuttered on Sunday, in a calculated move to stall action on the House measure until this afternoon – just hours before the government’s spending authority runs out at midnight.
On the eve of open enrollment to buy health insurance under Obamacare, and as Republicans threaten to defund it, a Kaiser Family Foundation/NBC survey found an anemic level of enthusiasm about the program among ordinary people and splits among party lines.
Some are questioning Cuomo’s selection of former Bronx City Councilwoman Helen Foster to run the state Human Rights Commission. The Senate GOP is promising she’ll be “thoroughly reviewed.”
Bill de Blasio told editors of the New Yorker that he would be a “different” type of mayor than Bloomberg – less “elitist” and more interested in listening to regular people.
De Blasio visited Far Rockaway, and said he would seek to use the federal Sandy recovery money to achieve liberal aims at the heart of his mayoral campaign: creating living-wage jobs, affordable housing and community health care sites in areas damaged by the storm.
“(R)unning for mayor of New York, (Lhota) faces the ultimate test of his ideological salesmanship: persuading an overwhelmingly Democratic electorate to pick a leader who cites Barry Goldwater and Margaret Thatcher as his intellectual forebears.”
De Blasio and Lhota live in high-end homes, but both pay less in property taxes than many homeowners in hardscrabble corners of the city, records show.
Despite Bloomberg’s war on sugary drinks and fast foods, statistics “obtained” by the NY Post indicate the obesity rate among adults has gone up 25 percent in NYC since he took office in 2002.
Businesses have been struggling to figure out how to comply with the ACA.
Michael Kink, of Strong Economy for All Coalition, Camille Rivera, of UnitedNY, denounce taxpayer-funded tax breaks that don’t really help taxpayers.
Five weeks before state voters decide the issue at the polls, New York’s Roman Catholic bishops released a statement expressing strong concern over the potential social costs of the development of seven new resort casinos.
Voters like the idea of expanding gambling through seven new casinos, according to a number of private polls, including a new one underwritten by a group hoping to build a $500 million project 85 minutes south of Albany.
Former President Bill Clinton, appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” said a 2016 presidential run by wife Hillary Clinton “will be better” than her first.
Hillary Clinton is still trouncing all other potential 2016 Democratic contenders, but a poll of Iowa voters indicates a “fresh face” has a shot at toppling her.
Five companies that have been making collections in Erie County on alleged illegal short-term “payday” loans will pay more than $300,000 in restitution and penalties and will cease making further collections in New York, under a settlement announced by the AG’s office.
A special edition of a Brooklyn church’s newspaper, printed specifically to boost Councilwoman Tish James’ NYC public advocate candidacy, might have violated election laws.
The high cost ($13 million) of a runoff election for an office budgeted for only $2.3 million a year (the NYC public advocate) have prompted some to suggest perhaps it’s time to switch to an instant runoff system.
The Bloomberg administration has agreed to make changes to a major rezoning proposal for the area near Grand Central Terminal that could help two prominent developers get moving on their projects sooner than some competitors.
Four days after a power loss upended service on much of the Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven line, US Sens. Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal called for a federal audit and investigation.
Former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (a Democrat) talks up the NYC comptroller candidacy of John Burnett (a Republican).
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