A winter weather advisory is in effect across the tristate area from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. New York City will be hit with the brunt of the storm. Though things could get serious in Western New York by tomorrow night.

(New this morning). At 10:30 a.m., Gov. Andrew Cuomo will receive the (delayed) report from his second tax relief commission, SUNY Old Westbury, Student Union Center Building, Multi-Purpose Room, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury.

At 10 a.m., Buffalo-area organizations and residents hold rally supporting Raise The Age NY campaign to stop treating 16 and 17 year olds that commit crimes as adults, Erie County Holding Center, 40 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

At 11 a.m., the Assembly Agriculture Committee and Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy will hold a public hearing on promoting New York farm products, Roosevelt Hearing Room C, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., LG Bob Duffy speaks at the New York State Police Academy graduation ceremony, Convention Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany.

At noon, parents, elected officials and vaccine safety activists protest passage of rule that requires all New York City children receive annual influenza vaccinations, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio participates in the National Women’s Law Center and Strong Start for Children Campaign’s #InvestInKids Tweetchat. Follow here: http://www.twitter.com/billdeblasio.

At 2:30 p.m., Mayor Bloomberg Mayor launches what the city is calling the “nation’s largest continuous outdoor public WiFi” zone on 125th Street in Harlem.

At 5 p.m., Lehman College administrators and professors participate in a memorial service and scholarship fundraiser in memory of Kisook Ahn, who was killed in the Metro North derailment, faculty dining room, Music Building, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, the Bronx.

Also at 5 p.m., Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, former Gov. David Paterson, Guardian Angels founder and President Curtis Sliwa and City Councilman Mark S. Weprin talk about city and regional issues during public discussions broadcast live on talk radio station WNYM “The Answer” 970 AM; Statler Grill, 136 W. 33rd St., Manhattan.

At 6:30 p.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli holds a fundraiser at the Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park South, Manhattan.

At 6:45 p.m., DL21C holds its 21st Annual Holiday Bash with Circolo PD New York and special guest Ignazio Marino, the new mayor of Rome, Italy, Revel Lounge, 10 Little West 12th Street, Manhattan.

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh holds his annual holiday cocktail, The Globe Bar, 158 E. 23rd St., Manhattan.


The report from Cuomo’s second tax commission, which will be delivered this morning, will reportedly include a “circuit breaker” to provide property tax relief but nothing on the PIT cut that one of two co-chairs, former Gov. George Pataki, was pushing.

“Andrew M. Cuomo, the governor of New York, and Billy Joel, the New York-bred singer-songwriter, seem to be having a moment.”

Cuomo insisted his rare trip to Washington, D.C. – which included his first overnight stay outside the state since taking office – had nothing to do with his potential 2016 ambitions.

Ben Barnes, a longtime Washington lobbyist and former lieutenant governor of Texas who attended Cuomo’s breakfast fundraiser, said the governor talked about economic development, cutting taxes, making New York state more friendly to business.

The Moreland Commission is solely focused on the Legislature, but since 2005, nearly 300 executive branch employees have been arrested, charged or investigated – including 123 since Cuomo took office.

Cuomo was the only governor among eight in the northerneast who declined to sign a letter calling for stronger pollution controls on nine midwestern and southern states. (DEC Commissioner Joe Martens signed instead).

A coalition of good-government groups called on Cuomo to launch a statewide effort to push for the recommendations contained in the preliminary report from the Moreland panel on public corruption — including a major overhaul at the state Board of Elections.

Two leading gun control groups gave New York a B+ in their annual scorecard analyzing gun laws across the nation.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s administration has told SL Green that it supports the company’s 1 Vanderbilt project, slated to be a high-rise office tower west of Grand Central Terminal.

Carmen Farina, a leading chancellor contender, not only shares an educational philosophy nearly identical to de Blasio’s, but helped to construct the mayor-elect’s beliefs during the decade she has advised him on school issues.

Sources tell NY1 that at least one of the mayor-elect’s potential choices to be chancellor – Stamford’s Linda Darling-Hammond, turned him down right away.

The state’s Department of Transportation lacked records to show adequate and updated safety plans and inspections for many railroad bridges statewide, according to an audit due for release by the comptroller’s office.

Cuomo has named a diverse group of two dozen people to serve on his new state Anti-Hunger Task Force that he first mentioned in last year’s State of the State address.

The dispute over whether to count two ballots that will decide the outcome of the Malta town supervisor’s race will be heard by an appeals court in Albany on Dec. 16.

About two dozen teachers and parents marched outside the Town of Tonawanda home of Regent Robert M. Bennett to show their displeasure with the way the state has implemented new learning standards and tests designed to measure them.

Guardian Angel founder and radio host Curtis Sliwa, who now lives with Queens Borough President-elect Melinda Katz and their 2- and 5-year-old sons, says he can’t afford to pay $12,000 a month in child support to his ex-wife.

Since June 2010, the MTA has given more than 250,000 “late” notes, titled Subway Delay Verification, to riders, determining whether their trains had in fact come in behind schedule, or if, perhaps, the agency had been unjustly scapegoated by a harried commuter.

Democrats called for the resignation of a second top official of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey after representatives from the agency testified they were hesitant to raise alarms about an abrupt change in traffic patterns on the George Washington Bridge this summer.

The state Health Department has posted a trove of hospital data online as part of an effort to make health care pricing more transparent.

A Texas woman is expected to plead guilty today to sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Bloomberg.

For more than 16 hours, Obama hosted former President George Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aboard Air Force One — part of a global pilgrimage that is brought some 100 world leaders to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

Ready for Hillary, the independent effort prodding the former secretary of state to run for president in 2016, held events in the Los Angeles area courting high-profile Hollywood backers.

A year after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mother Jones has analyzed the subsequent deaths of 194 children ages 12 and under who were reported in news accounts to have died in gun accidents, homicides, and suicides. They are spread across 43 states, from inner cities to tiny rural towns.

New York City homeowners could miss out on nearly $75 million in state property-tax rebates because they still haven’t filed for the benefit and the deadline is just three weeks away.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone surprised an audience of about 370 at his preholiday fundraiser by announcing two years early he will seek a second term as the county’s top official.

The NY Times says New York is a model for collecting online sales tax, and suggests other states should follow suit.

New York is gaining ground on California when it comes to having the most taxpayers reporting incomes of $1 million or more.

New York’s health exchange has enrolled 100,881 people, up 32 percent in less than two weeks, the state Health Department said Monday.

Leaders of the House and Senate armed service committees agreed on a sweeping defense authorization bill that doesn’t contain Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s military sexual harassment

The Port Authority is putting a screeching halt on killing the snowy owl at New York airports, bowing to pressure from animal lovers who are angered that the birds were being blasted with shotguns.