Here And Now
State lawmakers are in Albany for one more day of the session this week and then it’s back to their districts and the Rob Astorino campaign for governor officially begins.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City.
At 8:35 a.m., New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be a guest on HOT 97 in the city.
At 8:45 a.m., the TWU Local 100 union officials at Mile Square School Bus will hold a demonstration to demand wage parity with other Yonkers-based companies. 700, Nepperhan Ave., Yonkers.
At 9 a.m., Stroock Government Relations will host a panel discussion featuring the five city borough presidents, 180 Maiden Lane, Conference Room 38 F and G, Manhattan.
At 9:45 a.m., Sen. David Valesky and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi will call for an overhaul in the Board of Regents diploma standard. LCA Press Room in the Legislative Office Building, Albany.
At 10 a.m., Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino holds his first press conference of a campaign announcement tour in the Bronx at the surrogate courthouse steps, 851 Grand Concourse.
Senate session is at 11 a.m.
Also at 11 a.m., the Real Affordability for All launches backing de Blasio’s affordable housing plan, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
At 11:45 a.m. Public Advocate Letitia James and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will call for the 11 vacant sats in the state Legislature to be filled with special elections.
At noon, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and labor rights advocates for an announcement, Office of the New York State Attorney General, 120 Broadway, 25th floor, Manhattan
At 12:05, Mayor de Blasio will tour a pre-K classroom with Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, followed by a 12:20 p.m. media availability, Catherine Corry Academy, Saint Francis of Assisi School, 4321 Barnes Ave., Bronx.
At 1:30, Gov. Cuomo and Dolan will speak at the dedication for a memorial of non-Jews who worked to save victims of the Holocaust at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan.
At 3 p.m., the Astorino for governor tour heads to Buffalo where he’ll campaign with Rep. Chris Collins, Zeptometrix Corporation, 878 Main St., Buffalo.
At 4 p.m., the state Transportation Department will hold an open house event on the High Speed Rail Empire Corridor, Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum, 263 Michigan Ave., Buffalo. A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m., Schneiderman will host a forum on labor rights at the Gregorio Luperón High School, 501 W. 165th St., Manhattan.
A Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll found Gov. Cuomo’s job approval rating dropped to 42 percent, and tumbled by 21 percentage points among Latino voters.
This comes as Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino launches his campaign for governor, but polls show he faces a steep climb to defeat Cuomo.
Astorino’s tour will take him to Buffalo and the Bronx, plus stops to upstate cities on Friday.
Time Warner Cable News begins an in-depth look at educating inmates in prison.
Former Cuomo aide Rich Bamberger is spearheading a media campaign designed to get insurers in the exchange to offer out-of-network benefits.
A measure designed to delay provisions of the Common Core standards was approved by the state Assembly, but is not expected to be taken up in the Senate.
The New York Times: “At every turn, Governor Cuomo has not only stymied the mayor, but also seized the moment for his own gain.”
Michael Powell: Cuomo is outfoxing de Blasio at every turn.
Nevertheless, it’s not entirely clear what Cuomo means when he says he will “save” charter schools in the city and state.
But the fight over charter schools is putting the issue on the national stage, the Post writes.
De Blasio is pushing for savings in contract talks with city employees.
Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos says there’s a divide over aspects of the budget, but he predicted the spending plan will be on time.
Airbnb had front-and-center status at Brooklyn Night in Albany this week.
Sen. Mark Grisanti is receiving support for his re-election from a dozen GOP officials.
Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei supported a measure designed to delay penalties for those who fail to buy insurance in the health exchange.
Rookie legislators pushing bill that would end the pensions of corrupt officials.
A coalition of women’s groups and elected officials pushed for public campaign financing saying it will mean more women are elected to public office.
Republicans are making hay out of an FEC complaint leveled at Democratic House candidate Sean Eldridge.
NCPR caught up with the elusive Democratic candidate in the North Country Aaron Woolf, who insisted he isn’t staying out of sight.
Warren County Republicans won’t enforce a “loyalty clause” — a development that could make it easier for members to support House candidate Matt Doheny over the county’s preferred candidate, Elise Stefanik.
The MTA is trying to recoup $28,000 from a Long Island woman after they said a pension calculation error was made.
City officials in Troy back an effort to allow residents and members of the public to film the police.
Albany residents raised concerns — as they have over the last several months — over oil train shipments into the city.
A state agreement with Facebook will require the website to delete postings seeking illegal purchases of firearms.
|Print article||This entry was posted by Nick Reisman on March 6, 2014 at 7:33 am, and is filed under Uncategorized. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.|