Here and Now
The 16-day shutdown is over, the debt ceiling crisis has been averted and furloughed federal government employees are heading back to work today.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
At 9:50 a.m., NYC Democratic mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio speaks at the New York State Nurses Association Rally to End Healthcare Inequality, Corner of Barclay & Broadway, Manhattan.
At 11 a.m., the Assembly’s Standing Committee on Governmental Operations, Committee on Oversight, Analysis, and Investigations, and Commission on Governmental Administration will host a roundtable discussion addressing the use of “cloud computing” in state government, Room 1923, 250 Broadway, Manhattan.
Also at 11 a.m., Sen. Liz Krueger, NYC Councilman Robert Jackson and “Lunch 4 Learning” coalition advocates urge the next mayor to adopt a policy of universal free public school lunches, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
At 12:30 p.m., Hispanics for Safe Communities protests de Blasio, City Hall, Manhattan.
At 1 p.m., GOP NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota will meet with and tour the Achiezer Community Resource Center, 148 Beach 9th St., Far Rockaway.
At 2 p.m., Lhota will tour Torah Academy with Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder, 444 Beach 6th St., Far Rockaway.
Also at 2 p.m., Rockland County Executive candidate Ed Day unveils his plan to solve the county’s budget crisis, Kane Park, Piermont and Paradise avenues, Piermont.
At 5:30 p.m., the Empire State Pride Agenda hosts its 22nd annual fall fundraising dinner. Mayor Bloomberg will receive special recognition; Sen. Chuck Schumer, Lhota and other electeds will attend. Cuomo has not yet been confirmed, Sheraton New York Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave., Manhattan.
At 6 p.m., Lhota hosts a birthday fund-raiser at the Sheraton (even though it’s not his actual birthday).
At 6:30 p.m., Stephen Colbert addresses the 68th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Ave., Manhattan.
At 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., NY1′s “Road to City Hall” features a sound-off on judicial age reform with Milton Williams Jr., The Fund for Modern Courts, and Victor Kovner, former New York City corporation counsel.
The Senate voted 81-18 to pass the deal that funded the government through Jan. 15 and raised the debt ceiling trough Feb. 7; the House approved it 285 to 144, with 87 Republicans voting “yes”.
All of New York’s congressional delegation voted “yes” except for two Republicans – Reps. Chris Collins and Tom Reed.
“The bottom line is, I didn’t come here to kick the can,” said Collins, who was elected to Congress last year.
President Obama, speaking between the two votes, praised Congress for acting and urged lawmakers to “get out of the habit of governing by crisis.” He said the next round of negotiations should include not only the budget, but also the Farm Bill and immigration reform.
Erie County’s former senior public health engineer determined opening Buffalo’s Gallagher Beach for swimming, as Cuomo has pledged to do, is “probably impractical” because of a raft of environmental concerns. The administration doesn’t have much to say about this.
Mayor Bloomberg knew CityTime contractors were getting rich on taxpayer money, and his administration signed off on it, defense lawyers told the jury during opening statements in the trial on what has been dubbed one of the “largest and most brazen” frauds in NYC history.
“The next mayor can keep architecture and planning front and center or risk taking the city backward.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner: “Maybe if the Internet didn’t exist? Like, if I was running in 1955? I’d probably get elected mayor.”
NYC GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhotas did not object when three women — including a reporter and a female member of his NYPD security detail — were asked to leave a Brooklyn synagogue where he made a brief campaign stop.
A Syracuse University debate on the casino amendment ended with the majority of attendees expressing opposition to the ida.
A state judge threw out a suit against the state Board of Elections that claimed officials improperly crafted the language for the Nov. 5 vote to expand casino gambling. The attorney who filed the suit plans to appeal.
Bloomberg likes women in high heels, and would wear heels if he were a woman.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is headed to D.C. after winning a US Senate special election.
Weeks before a statewide vote on raising the judicial retirement age to 80, the state court system abruptly ended double-dipping for older judges after Cuomo, who opposes the retirement age ballot amendment, mentioned the issue with the DN editorial board.
After repeated failed attempts by the Buffalo Board of Education to set evaluation goals for Superintendent Pamela C. Brown – which were due Sept. 1 – board members finally agreed to let Brown come up with her own standards.
AG Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed the California-based company Airbnb to turn over data on about 15,000 New York City residents who have listed apartments and rooms on the site.
LG Bob Duffy would not commit to seeking re-election with Cuomo next year.
GOP Rep. Chris Gibson raised slightly more money than Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge did last quarter — or he would have had it not been for Eldridge’s most generous patron: himself.
Progressive advocates and Democratic lawmakers drew attention to a new report that concludes the low wages of many fast-food employees are being subsidized by taxpayers through programs for the working poor.
A century-old Northeastern dairy cooperative headquartered in suburban Syracuse, Dairylea, plans to merge with a bigger national cooperative based in Kansas City, Mo.
With the election less than three weeks away, the candidates for Westchester County executive aggressively confronted each other at a debate, accusing each other of lying, mismanagement, inflicting pain on their constituents and ducking their records.
Rockland County Legislator Ed Day of New City and former Spring Valley Justice David Fried had very different answers for how they would reverse the county’s fiscal crisis.
Former Gov. George Pataki praises Bloomberg’s efforts to get NYC resident to recycle more.
New York officials say they have sold the state’s former juvenile detention center in the south Bronx for $6.65 million at auction.
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