Here and Now
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.
At 8 a.m., Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee hosts a fundraiser at the Albany Room Restaurant, Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany.
At 8:30 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli releases an annual report on Wall Street bonuses at a forum hosted by the Association for a Better New York, Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th St., Manhattan.
At 9 a.m., business groups host “Small Business Day” at the Capitol, Meeting Room 4, Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany.
At 9:30 a.m., AARP members lobby state legislators to support an independent utility consumer advocate and increased funding for family caregiver support services as part of the final state budget, state Capitol, Albany.
At 10 a.m., ESDC President & CEO Ken Adams deliver a regional version of Cuomo’s budget address, Mariners Harbor Library, 206 South Ave., Staten Island.
Also at 10 a.m., IDC member Diane Savino holds a public forum on medical marijuana proposals, Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, Albany.
Also at 10 a.m., Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg holds a press conference on cost-of-living adjustment for human services workers, LCA Room (130), Legislative Office Building, Albany.
At 11 a.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will attend a Manhattan Family Justice Center press conference, 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor, Manhattan. NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer is also scheduled to speak.
Also at 11 a.m., the Alliance for Quality Education and high school marching bands lead a parade to protest school-funding cuts, Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany.
Also at 11 a.m., Sen. Tony Avella holds a press conference opposing the state’s now-paused plan to eradicate the mute swan population, LCA Room (130), Legislative Office Building, Albany.
Also at 11 a.m., former NYC Comptroller/mayoral candidate John Liu holds a press conference to announce a lawsuit against the Campaign Finance Board, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, 20th Floor, Manhattan.
At noon, AG Eric Schneiderman makes an announcement on homeowner relief efforts in the Capital Region, Offices of the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, 415 River St., Troy.
Also at noon, the Education Conference Board holds a press conference opposing Cuomo’s proposal to freeze property taxes, LCA Room (130), Legislative Office Building, Albany.
At 1 p.m., UFT President Mike Mulgrew releases a report showing that more than 32,000 teachers walked away from NYC classrooms in the last 11 years, with many going to suburban districts, 52 Broadway, Manhattan.
At 1:30 p.m., education advocates deliver petition to Cuomo’s staff, War Room, Capitol, Albany.
At 2 p.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, City Hall, Manhattan.
At 3:10 p.m., de Blasio holds a press conference after attending Transit District 4 Roll Call with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and DHS Commissioner Gilbert Taylor, Union Square Subway Station, Manhattan.
At 6 p.m. Schneiderman hosts a fundraiser at 74 State Hotel, 74 State St., Albany.
Also at 6 p.m., Sen. Betty Little hosts a fundraiser at the Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Ave., Albany.
Also at 6 p.m., Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi hosts a fundraiser at the Hilton, 40 Lodge St., Albany.
At 6:30 p.m., Savino hosts a fundraiser at the Hilton.
Also at 6:30 p.m., Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk hosts a fundraiser at Taste, 45 Beaver St., Albany.
At 7:15 p.m., McCray attends the Feminist Majority Foundation’s special girls learn international celebration, Trinity School, 101 West 91st St., Manhattan.
At 7:50 p.m., McCray attends the Children’s Defense Fund New York Beat the Odds Event, The Pierre, 2 East 61st St., Manhattan.
New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness has launched a statewide TV ad campaign accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of caring more about the rich than middle-class New Yorkers, speci.
Cuomo’s fellow Democrats are rejecting some key aspects of his budget plan, with the Assembly majority pushing to limit property tax breaks to more lower- and middle-class residents and seeking a far higher funding commitment by the state to New York’s 700 public school districts.
The Assembly Democrats are scheduled to vote on their one house budget today. The Senate’s proposal still wasn’t live as of late last night, due to ongoing negotiations between the IDC and GOP.
The drama over the reappointment of four Board of Regents members had an anti-climactic end, with three incumbents re-elected and one new Regent who is both a judge and a spiritual weight-loss consultant.
One of the four Regents, James Jackson, resigned rather than stand for re-election. Assemblywoman Deborah Glick said he wasn’t forced out, but “individuals from the delegation may have communicated” with him to indicate he would likely lose.
Donald Trump did not announce his political plans, but gave Republicans a pep talk during his visit to Syracuse, insisting they can beat Cuomo in the fall election.
State GOP Chairman Ed Cox wants both Trump and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in the gubernatorial race and targeting Cuomo – for now. But Trump has said he won’t run if there’s a primary.
Trump said he’ll probably decide by the end of this week whether or not he’ll run.
Cuomo is working aggressively to lock up support among GOP donors, particularly with Republicans who haven’t given him money in the past, as he seeks to roll up a wide margin against his challenger this fall.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who frequently criticized the NYPD in his previous job as public advocate, highlighted statistics showing a drop in crime during his first two months in office, saying that his approach to policing had already paid dividends.
Major felony crimes in 31 of the city’s biggest parks increased nearly 18 percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, pushing the yearly total to the highest level since officials began collecting data for these parks in 2009.
Sixty-seven top bosses are being transferred by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton in what observers say is one of the largest shakeups in memory.
Lincoln Restler, the former Brooklyn district leader who ran two high-profile races against his borough’s Democratic machine, has joined the de Blasio administration as a senior policy adviser.
De Blasio took a “selfie” on the steps of City Hall with members of the press corps.
A Cuomo spokesman said GOP consultant Susan Del Percio would be paid $160,000 a year in her new post as a “special advisor” to the governor.
Del Percio will handle operations and projects. Those areas have been handled in part by two other aides: Josh Vlasto, who has left the governor’s office to work on Cuomo’s re-election campaign, and Joseph Percoco, who will soon shift from the state payroll to the campaign.
Upstate lawmakers and health officials are expressing concern that a focus on Medicaid patients could limit which institutions receive part of an $8 billion infusion of federal health care funding.
The number of homeless people staying overnight in New York City shelters reached a dismal record of 53,615 in January, prompting advocates to press de Blasio to follow through on promises to undo policies they say drove the city’s homeless population to skyrocket.
Touting his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and saying he’ll bring “common-sense leadership” to Washington, Republican Jim Fischer formally launched his campaign to challenge Democratic Rep. Paul Tonko in NY-20.
De Blasio said a letter written by his “friends” in some of the city’s most powerful labor groups won’t change his mind about banning horse and carriages.
Former Rochester news and sports anchor Rich Funke is expected to announce a challenge to Democratic Sen. Ted O’Brien today.
South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out 4,247 letters to patients recommending they be tested for hepatitis B and C and HIV because of the risk of infection from an insulin pen.
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