Judge Joan Kenney tossed a civil lawsuit filed by two female staffers of ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez, ruling the Assembly could not be held liable for his behavior because it was not the women’s employer.

The new Board of Regents member, Josephine Finn, runs a spiritual weight loss business.

Republican donors – including former Sen. Mike Balboni – are hosting fund-raiser for Cuomo in NYC tonight. Tickets start at $5,000, go to $50,000.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced appointments for several key criminal justice agencies today.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton supports med-mar, but thinks legalization of pot for recreational use is a “terrible mistake.”

During his first two months in office, de Blasio has pooled print reporters at least seven times, more than Mayor Bloomberg did in his final three years combined.

Sen. Patrick Gallivan has a new communications director.

Former Ranger Mark Messier was in Albany today.

Sen. Greg Ball says he doesn’t give a “sh#@!” about party politics.

Rochester, Buffalo, Yonkers and NYC made a list of the 150 best cities to start a business in 2014.

Department of Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky has announced his  agency will begin taking applications for a full-blown digital currency exchange.

Could Syracuse University’s beloved Otto the Orange be squeezed out of existence by climate change?

Former Assemblyman Michael Bragman Jr. on how to replace the Carrier Dome.

Former Mayor Bloomberg will visit Jerusalem in May to be awarded the first-ever “Genesis Award,” for his contributions to humanity and upholding Jewish values.

Cuomo is “open to listening” about a potential Indian casino in Monroe County, but cautioned there are obstacles in the way and the state is moving ahead with its own gambling plan.

Supporters of former Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., who is awaiting sentencing on corruption charges, are soliciting letters in an effort to reduce his prison sentence.

Forbes has ranked Buffalo Niagara at the top of its list of America’s most affordable cities.

You can’t make this stuff up.