Here and Now
Good morning! The sun is finally out again.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and has nothing public planned.
At 10:30 a.m., the Assembly will hold a public hearing on the safety of utility natural gas, Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Manhattan.
At 11 a.m., Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy will attend the Riviera Theatre marquee restoration and improvement dedication, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
At 11:20 a.m., Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will unveil legislation that would provide free tuition to in-state students at SUNY schools, Schenectady County Community College, 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady.
At 1 p.m., Sens. Andrew Lanza and Diane Savino will host a public forum on heroin and opioid abuse at the Jewish Community Center of Staten island, 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island.
At 6.m., GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino will attend the Delaware County Lincoln Day Dinner, American Legion, 41 Page Ave., Delhi.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver tells Jimmy Vielkind at Capital he doesn’t think the Working Families Party has an alternative to giving Gov. Andrew Cuomo its ballot line.
A former member of the Moreland Commission says the panel found potential corruption involving up to a dozen state lawmakers.
The second trial of former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno is set to begin on Monday.
Sony could be in line to receive as much as $45 million for shooting parts of the new Spider-Man movie in New York.
Rob Astorino in his State of the County address proposed replacing HUD funds being withheld over the federal housing settlement with Westchester’s own version of community block grants.
The New York Times editorial board says Astorino has been “contemptuous” of the federal government’s affordable housing order.
Revisions made to the medical marijuana legislation, including the creation of an advisory board to handle implementation, strengthens the argument for its passage, the TU’s editorial board says.
Connecticut has legalized medical marijuana, but distributing it is another issue.
An agreement between the United Federation of Teachers and the city gives the de Blasio administration a potential road map for other deals wit labor unions.
The New York Post says that some aspects of the deal, if implemented correctly, could be a positive for city schools.
But like any agreement, there are gaps that still have to be filled in.
Developer Howard Milstein — an ally of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s — is interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills, a source tells Time Warner Cable News.
A printing error sent some schools around the state incomplete math assessment examinations.
The Nassau Interim Finance Authority is close to an agreement that would end a three-way wage freeze.
A politically connected lobbyist was added to the payroll of the city council speaker’s office.
The liberal Daily Kos website has launched an online petition aimed at dislodging IDC Leader Jeff Klein.
A bridge, a park and a statue are among the different ideas people have for honoring the late folk legend Pete Seeger.
A state-sponsored program is providing more than $13 million to upstate counties meant to fight gun violence.
The Buffalo Federation of Teachers released a report taking a critical look at the city’s charter schools.
SUNY Binghamton is one of four dozen schools under federal investigation for its handling of sexual assault cases.
State officials announced the details of stepped-up inspections of trains carrying crude oil through upstate New York.
Robert Kennedy Jr. struggled through a speech at the annual Riverkeeper’s Fisherman’s Ball.
Major Republican donors are considering bolting from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in favor of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Geraldo Rivera compared the current minimum wage to slavery.
Challenges of county assessments in Nassau on Long Island are on the rise yet again.
Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio as little kids playing Monopoly.
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