Sen. Andrew Lanza, a Staten Island Republican, said he is considering crossing party lines to endorse Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for re-election.

Good news for Buffalo, but bad news for the Binghamton metropolitan area.

US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s push to reform the prosecution of military sexual assaults fell victim to a Senate filibuster, as the measure fell five votes short of the number needed to advance.

Following the conviction of former Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. on corruption charges, there are now 12 vacancies in the state Legislature, and no sign of interest from the governor in calling any special elections.

Senator and congressional candidate Lee Zeldin will speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at CPAC today, and urged conservative activists to set their sights on defeating liberal Democrats instead of purging moderate Republicans.

Contrary to the belief of Donald Trump, former President Jimmy Carter is not dead.

Trump and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani plan to attend a Friday, March 14 fundraiser for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Beach.

Democratic NY-21 candidate Aaron Woolf, who has refused to answer reporters’ questions since he was selected to run by party leaders three weeks ago, says he’s a “press release kind of guy.”

Cuomo said a legislative solution which could provide “co-location” of charter schools within traditional public schools is being discussed with legislative leaders.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a new statewide database to help track what he calls a rising epidemic of heroin abuse.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is at odds with Cuomo, again.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio joked that he should take some time off work to catch up on “House of Cards.”

De Blasio claimed Cardinal Timothy Dolan as a high-profile ally in his fight for universal pre-kindergarten – but Dolan stopped short of supporting the tax on the wealthy de Blasio wants to fund the plan.

Sen. Adriano Espaillat has tapped NAN’s national field director to join his campaign as a senior adviser, adding another high-profile weapon to his repeat bid to unseat Rep. Charlie Rangel.

Marking the start of National Consumer Protection Week, AG Eric Schneiderman released the list of the top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by his office in 2013.

The Gotham Gazette has a new executive editor.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says New York’s multi-billion dollar, long-term capital planning process should be reformed to ensure funds are wisely spent.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg might be called in to testify in the bias lawsuit against the FDNY.

Sen. Dave Valesky wants to create a Career and Technical Education diploma to recognize students for schoolwork that measures on-the-job learning and employability rather than traditional curriculum.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has named his seven appointees to a committee exploring the possibility of building a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

The Buffalo chicken wing is 50 years old.

Um, what???