Former “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis, a former NYC comptroller candidate and ex-gubernatorial contender, admitted to selling prescription pills.

The chairman of the Schuyler County Legislature called the governor’s property tax freeze plan a “cockamamie” idea.

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Sen. Jose Peralta want to see DREAM Act fundnig in the Senate’s one house budget resolution.

US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been called a “sleeper candidate” for 2016, but she insists she likes “the platform I have today.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled 50 proposed new outdoor access projects to connect hunters, anglers, bird watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts to 380,000 acres of untapped state-owned lands.

The Communications Workers of America is pitching upstate households on de Blasio’s plan to expand pre-kindergarten with a downstate tax.

Streetsblog wonders why Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has said nothing about undoing the $40 million MTA raid in Cuomo’s budget, even though 32 Assembly members have called for a restoration of the funds.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik says he hasn’t spoken to his old boss, ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in “years.”

The legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures is fighting to require two ex-aides to Gov. Chris Christie to provide records related to the matter.

Federal prosecutors have their eye on former Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.’s future pension.

Kathy Weppner, who earned a loyal conservative following as WBEN Radio’s “Kathy from Williamsville,” launched a challenge to Democratic Rep. Brian Higgins.

Rep. Nydia Velazquez is unphazed by her potential primary challenger(s).

The Nassau Conservative Party will back Republican Bruce Blakeman in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he would make a better president than Hillary Clinton, even though he doesn’t have a “burning ambition” to do the job.

Former NYC Councilman Lew Fidler is returning to City Hall – this time to work for the Council as a part-time counsel.

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors debated Cuomo’s college-for-convicts plan before tabling a resolution in opposition to it.

CNN has been calling Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin about the AR-15 raffle at a Troy church.

Rochester has a new police chief.

The state has approved 12 tax-free zones tied to the University at Buffalo where businesses that locate new jobs could pay no state or local taxes for 10 years through the Start-Up NY initiative.