More snow in today’s forecast.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.

NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is in the city with no public schedule.

At 8 a.m., City & State and the Rockefeller Foundation present “The New York City Transportation of Tomorrow Forum,” BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St., 10th Floor Conference Center, East Auditorium, Manhattan.

At 9 a.m., Sen. Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and others rally to fight train noise at P.S. 85Q, 23-70 31st St., Queens.

At 10 a.m., outgoing NYC Comptroller John Liu delivers his final State of the City address, Emigrant Bank Building, 49-51 Chambers St., Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., AARP New York joins advocates and caregivers to announce major recommendations for state support for unpaid family caregivers, Salvation Army, 749 S. Warren St., Syracuse.

At 11 a.m., Mayor Bloomberg kicks off his five-borough legacy tour in Brooklyn, where he will open the new LeFrak Center Ice Rink at Lakeside Prospect Park.

Also at 11 a.m., AARP New York joins advocates and caregivers to announce recommendations for state support for unpaid family caregivers and deliver a report to state lawmakers from Long Island, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc., 45 Park Ave., Bay Shore.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sens. Neil Breslin, Kevin Parker, Velmanette Montgomery and Cecilia Tkaczyk will hold a public forum on the increasing use of heroin and opioids in New York, Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, State Street, Albany.

At 12:30 p.m., Sen. Kathy Marchione, Rep. Chris Gibson, Assemblyman Steve McLauglin and local officials will attend a press conference regarding issues with Dewey Loeffel Landfill, Nassau Town Hall, 29 Church St., Nassau.

At 2 p.m., the SUNY Board of Trustees meets regarding the future of LICH, 33 West 42nd St., Manhattan.

At 5 p.m., ATU Local 1181 members will join Parents to Improve School Transportation at a rally outside the Tweed Building to protest Atlantic Express’ decision to file for bankruptcy and lay off 2,000 drivers and matrons, 52 Chambers St., Manhattan.

Also at 5 p.m., Sen. Lee Zeldin holds a fundraiser for his run for Congress, Featherstonhaugh, Wiley and Cline, LLP, 99 Pine St., Suite 207, Albany.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the state Democratic Committee is hosting a holiday gala with honorary co-chairs Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the UAW Region 9 Meeting Hall, 35 George Karl Blvd., Williamsville.

At 5:30 p.m., Sen. Greg Ball hosts a Merry Margaritas Party/fundraiser at Las Mañanitas in Brewster.

At 6 p.m., Sen. Liz Krueger and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick attend a 20th Anniversary Gala Benefit Honoring Leadership for Health Care Justice, 330 W. 42nd St., Manhattan.

At 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Bloomberg’s spokesmen past and present – Ed Skyler, Stu Loeser and Marc La Vorgna – appear on NY1’s “Road to City Hall.”


The City of Buffalo has the highest total fund balance in its history, and the portion that can be used for any purpose has increased by more than 500 percent.

After weathering criticism about the lack of relief for New York City homeowners in his tax cut plan, Cuomo announced it will now include a renters tax credit.

Bill Hammond: “The surprising thing about Gov. Cuomo’s tax relief plan is that he’s thinking so small.”

The governor’s final 2013 Red Room cabinet meeting was a wide-ranging affair, with pointed questions about fracking, tax cuts and the next budget.

De Blasio has a “shadow” transition team – a nonprofit called Civic Consulting USA, which was suggested by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

With controversy swelling over the state Education Department’s push to impose the Common Core academic standards, Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch says she will appoint a subcommittee of five Regents to review the process and report back.

If the Legislature does not agree to campaign reforms suggested by the Moreland Commission, Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick said he could become a champion for term limits for state lawmakers.

Western New York GOP operative Michael Caputo has been calling party county chairs and asking them not to commit to a 2014 gubernatorial candidate until Donald Trump makes up his mind at the end of January.

Cuomo said he believes NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s seemingly far fetched traffic study explanation.

Mayor Bloomberg talked about his legacy with the ladies of “The View.”

Bloomberg starts a five-borough farewell tour today to highlight his administration’s successes in areas including parks, education, economic development, housing, crime, public health and the arts.

New York City’s longest-serving chief lawyer in modern times, Michael Cardozo, is returning to his former law firm after 12 years of representing the Bloomberg administration.

Eleanor Randolph, a long-standing member of The New York Times Editorial Board, is stepping down from her full-time role at the paper to focus on her forthcoming biography of Bloomberg.

Claims that he did nothing to save the General Electric plant in Fort Edward and its nearly 200 jobs are “factually not accurate,” Cuomo insisted.

More training for teachers and expanded prekindergarten are among the highlights of a $1.3 billion school aid increase that members of the state Board of Regents has agreed to put forward.

Incoming Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson is trying to block a six-figure payout to one of Charles Hynes’ recently retired star prosecutors. More here.

Rep. Nita Lowey, who is Hillary Clinton’s congresswoman, hopes the former secretary of state will be the first woman president, but doesn’t yet know if she’ll definitely run in 2016.

MTA board members held their first public meeting since the deadly Bronx derailment, discussing safety features that had been missing from the railroad but refraining from any direct criticism of its leadership.

Environmentalists are not happy with Cuomo’s announcement that the Dunkirk coal-fired power plant will be repurposed and converted to natural gas.

A total of 134,662 people have enrolled in New York’s health exchange since its October launch, a 34 percent increase over the past week, according to the state Department of Health.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York was granted a federal injunction that blocks an Obama administration requirement to provide contraceptive care to employees at its nonprofit affiliates.

More on de Blasio’s self-effacing legislative affairs director, Emma Wolfe.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has moved his parents out of their apartment in the family-owned building at 800 Fifth Ave. to another of their tony properties on Central Park South.

Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s president who has seen the university through major change since taking the reins in 1999, was the ninth highest paid private college executive in 2011.

Long Island College Hospital, which became a symbol of New York City’s struggling community hospitals during the mayoral race, is considering an offer to redevelop the property to include condominiums and an urgent care center.

Hudson River Rafting Co. has been fined $25,000 for sending boats down the river in the Adirondack Mountains with an unlicensed guide after a judge told the outfitter to stop doing it.

Cuomo has until midnight Wednesday to sign or veto a bill that transfers ownership of the state’s Freeport Armory to a local nonprofit – a move opposed by village officials.

A “Rat Pack” of liberal NYC Council members is poised to shake things up when they take office in January.

Sen. Chuck Schumer feels “very confident” Lockeed Martin’s Salina plant is well-positioned to stay in business for the foreseeable future – at least beyond the next year.