Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $30 million proposal for Onondaga Lake includes plans for a waterfront amphitheater.

County Legislature Minority Leader Betty Jean Grant will announce her second primary challenge to Democratic Sen. Tim Kennedy next week.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s allies met today to plot a way around Cuomo’s competing pre-K plan.

The first installment of about $3.8 billion in federal Sandy aid for the MTA has been allocated to repair flooded tunnels and other infrastructure that was damaged by the 2012 storm.

Cuomo and the four members of the Senate IDC met earlier this week to discuss the year’s agenda.

Former Met Council CEO Willie Rapfogel appears to be nearing a plea deal in his $7 million kickback scam.

Matt Doheny is expected to make a decision about whether he’ll run in NY-21 by early next week.

Josh Robin thinks New York City residents should suck it up and stop whining about snow removal.

Cuomo made an addition to his press office.

As the co-host governor of  Super Bowl XLVIII, Cuomo is using the international event as an  opportunity to promote “Taste NY” products and tourism in Upstate New York.

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg says a Republican Party that ignores the nation’s Hispanics and balks at immigration overhaul does so at its political peril.

Two more de Blasio appointments: Stacey Cumberbatch the new commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and Jon Paul Lupo director of the Office of City Legislative Affairs.

Former Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan says he was No. 3. on Cuomo’s “sh#@ list,” right begind Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

New York City’s outgoing health commissioner, Thomas Farley, will spend 2014 at Hunter College as the Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health.

The Port Authority denied a request by a former official that the agency cover his legal bills resulting from the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

Brooklyn targets of two separate investigations by the Moreland Commission – Assemblyman Dov Hikind and the nonprofit Relief Resources – have retained well-known law firms.

AG Eric Schneiderman has reached an agreement with a group of out-of-state lenders who charged interest rates well beyond state limits.

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is so sure Donald Trump will run for governor, he’s willing to put a nice Italian dinner on it.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver a keynote address to the National Automobile Dealers Association at the group’s convention in New Orleans on Monday.

Overtime in the Nassau County Police Department last year is now projected to reach $69 million – higher than figures originally presented by the county last month.