Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany today. At 10 a.m., he’ll host the NY Rising fall conference, featuring presentations from communities across the state. Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
At 7:05 a.m., NYC GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota will be a guest on PIX 11 Morning News, WPIX.
At 8:05 a.m., Lhota will be a guest on Good Day New York, Fox 5.
At 8:45 a.m., Lhota will make a speech at the BOMA of New York Annual Conference and Leadership Breakfast, Club 101, 101 Park Ave., Manhattan.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., US EPA representatives accept comments about proposed regulations intended to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, during one of 11 “public listening sessions” scheduled nationwide this week, Room 27A, 290 Broadway, Manhattan.
At 10 a.m., Sen. David Valesky, Assemblyman Samuel Roberts and regional elected, business and labor leaders will participate in a NY Jobs Now event calling on New Yorkers to vote “yes” on Prop. 1 (the casino amendment), Holiday Inn – Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool.
At 10:30 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli discusses a report on property tax exemptions, Syracuse City Hall, 233 East Washington St., Syracuse.
Also at 10 a.m., Sen. Kathleen Marchione addresses the Stillwater Police Department’s “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” event, Stillwater Town Hall, 881 Hudson Ave., Stillwater.
At 10:45 a.m., Jia “Jenny” Hou, the former campaign treasurer for NYC Comptroller John Liu who was convicted on federal campaign finance charges, and her attorney, Gerald Lefcourt, will make an announcement, Foley Square, Centre and Pearl streets, Manhattan.
At 11 a.m., NYC Independence Party mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrion speaks with NY1 Pura Politica’s Juan Manuel Benitez about New York post-Sandy.
Also at 11 a.m., anti-domestic violence advocates unveil a new public service announcement at WAMC’s The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany.
At 11:45 a.m., Democratic NYC mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio speaks at a rally for immigration reform with community leaders and activists, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
From noon to 2 p.m., state Education Commissioner John King Noon and AFT President Randi Weingarten discuss efforts and proposals to overhaul public schools during a lunch organized by Teaching Matters and moderated by Columbia University Prof. Jeffrey Henig; Harvard Club of New York City, 32 W. 45th St., Manhattan.
At 1 p.m., environmental activists call for action on unchecked carbon pollution from power plants to protect public health, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
At 2 p.m., IDC Leader Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Marcus Crespo will join community leaders and liquor store owners in calling for tough new laws aimed at curbing alcohol sales to minors, Rite Aid, 1710 Crosby Ave., the Bronx.
At 3 p.m., Carrion sits down with the NYLCV to talk about New York’s environmental priorities.
At 6 p.m., Manhattan BP and Democratic NYC comptroller nominee Scott Stringer attends a fundraiser for state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, 115 4th Ave., Apt. 8J, Manhattan.
At 7 p.m., Democratic Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins holds a fundraiser at the home of Lisa and Stephen Eisenstein, 3 Rocky Hollow Drive, Larchmont.
Also at 7 p.m., Democratic Nassau County Executive candidate Tom Suozzi holds a fundraiser with former President Bill Clinton, Leonard’s of Great Neck, 555 Northern Blvd., Great Neck.
At 8 p.m., Hillary Clinton will speak at the University at Buffalo as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series, Alumni Arena, North Campus.
Also at 8 p.m. (and 10 p.m.), the Rev. Al Sharpton and NYCHA Chairman John Rhea will be guests on NY1′s “Road to City Hall.”
At 9 p.m., Lhota will co-host NY1′s “The Call.”
Republican NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota went on the attack in last night’s debate, slamming Democrat Bill de Blasio’s approach to public safety as dangerous, and prompting his opponent to accuse him of “race baiting” during a fiery exchange.
A who’s who of top lobbyists served on the host committee of de Blasio’s $1 million fund-raiser with Hillary Clinton, causing Lhota to accuse his rival of hypocrisy.
A woman who who fled Nicaragua to escape the Sandinistas finds it “hard to believe” New Yorkers appear poised to elect a mayor (de Blasio) who supported that government.
Michael Powell: “The man likely to be the next mayor, Mr. de Blasio now sometimes seems less suggestive of a Nation magazine star than a savvy, even cool-eyed pol.”
Former Rockland County Democratic Chairman Paul Adler, a former Hillary Clinton ally who served time for felony fraud and federal corruption, is among those leading the charge to put de Blasio into City Hall.
More than 90 percent of New York state public-school teachers outside the city received high marks on a new teacher-evaluation system, while 1 percent were slapped with the lowest rating.
The scores did not stop NYSUST’s criticism of the way teacher ratings are done in conjunction with the new Common Core curriculum and standards.
Former Gov. Mario Cuomo has joined forces with a group that opposes the construction of a waste transfer station on the upper East Side — a project that de Blasio supports.
Moreland Commission co-chair William Fitzpatrick, the Onondaga County DA, called complaints from the Legislature about subpoenas for their outside income and client lists “absurd.”
“The problem is, clearly, that there is a systemic corruption within the New York state Legislature that needs to be addressed,” Fitzpatrick said.
A coalition of upstate theater directors aired their concerns about potential new casinos in New York, but said they have assurances from the Cuomo administration that the gambling halls will partner – not compete – with them.
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards will address the question today about whether he will serve if re-elected. He lost the Democratic primary, but is still on the Independence Party line, though he’s not campaigning. More here.
Ready for Hillary PAC members will be working the crowd at the former secretary of state’s Buffalo speech tonight.
Cuomo signed legislation yesterday that could lower property tax assessments on properties destroyed or damaged by superstorm Sandy.
Dueling ads on gun rights by the National Rifle Association and a group backed by New York Mayor Bloomberg have joined the onslaught of campaign ads in Virginia’s elections this year.
The NY Post writes: “Eliot Spitzer has just won a small victory in the ongoing legal saga over his private e-mails. We just hope it doesn’t ultimately translate into a big defeat for the idea of public accountability.”
The federal government shutdown could slow what has been a banner year for Wall Street, impacting a key revenue stream for NYC and the state, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli warned.
As the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, New York City officials acknowledged that many residents are still waiting for financial aid to rebuild their damaged homes but said the city’s infrastructure has been strengthened for future storms.
Bloomberg made a surprise appearance at the Annual Galien Forum in New York to help launch a new program for scientists based in New York City.
The banking executive chosen to oversee Cuomo’s tax-free business recruitment initiative said the program will create jobs, boost the state’s economy and improve the state’s competitive position. “There are no tricks or traps,” she said.
Cornell University is receving a $12 million donation to boost cutting-edge sustainability research.
New York can no longer prohibit families from using reports that their disabled relatives were abused in state facilities under a new law that one parent said will end intimidation of suffering families.
The NY Times endorsed Democrat Tom Suozzi’s effort to re-take his old job from Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.
The campaign of Noam Bramson, the Democratic candidate for Westchester County executive, released a poll that showed him within four percentage points of the GOP incumbent Rob Astorino.
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