Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and Tarrytown today.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive in New York this afternoon. The president wil discuss public works in Tarrytown, attend two Democratic party fundraisers and participate in Thursday’s dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan.

At 7:30 a.m., GOP AG candidate John Cahill will host a run from the GOP convention site – the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook.

At 9 a.m., NYC Council members and district representatives of the Communications Workers of America union call for state officials to end a city property tax exemption for Madison Square Garden arena; steps, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 9 a.m., members of the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board hold public meetings; boardroom, 10th floor, 100 Church St., Manhattan.

At 9:15 a.m., NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at Lincoln Square BID 17th Annual Meeting, Fordham University – Lincoln Center, 12th Floor, 113 West 60th St., Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., the NYS GOP kicks off its nominating convention at the Hilton Westchester, 699 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook. Party members will nominating former aide to ex-Gov. George Pataki John Cahill for AG and Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci for state comptroller this afternoon.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Council members and labor coalition members participate in a “Worker Cooperative Advocacy Day” event, calling for city funding to support worker cooperatives; steps, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 10:20 a.m., Assemblyman Francisco Moya appears on Geraldo Rivera’s show, 77 WABC.

At 10:30 a.m., Gov. Andrew Cuomo hosts the second tourism summit, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, Manhattan.

At 10:50 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement, DOT Asphalt Plant, 448 Hamilton Ave., Brooklyn.

From noon to 1:30 p.m., NY-21 GOP candidates Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny will attend an Armed Forces Day Luncheon, Hilton Garden Inn, 1290 Arsenal St., Watertown.

At 12:35 p.m., Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will be a guest on The John Gambling Show, AM 970.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., advocates, former inmates and government and law enforcement officials hold a rally to call for increased city and state funding for “Alternative to Incarceration” programs; steps, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., state Education Commissioner John King delivers speech on anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State St., Albany.

At 1:35 p.m., de Blasio delivers the keynote speech at the New York State Association for Affordable Housing’s 15th Annual NYC Housing Conference, Main Ballroom – 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, Manhattan.

At 1:30 p.m., economist Larry Kudlow delivers the keynote speech at the GOP convention, HJilton Westchester, Rye Brook.

At 3:25 p.m., Cuomo will join President Obama to highlight progress on building a new Tappan Zee Bridge, Washington Irving Boat Club, 238 Green St., Tarrytown. (Astorino plans to also attend).

At 3:45 p.m., Rep. Richard Hanna will be joined by members of the United Mine Workers of America Local 717 for a “major” campaign announcement, in front of the Remington Arms plant in Ilion, 14 Hoefler Ave.

At 5 p.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli DiNapoli will join Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and activists from six labor unions at the headquarters of 1199 SEIU to rally supporters and lay out goals for a second term, 250 S. Clinton St., Syracuse.

Also at 5 p.m., Obama attends a Democratic National Committee event, Intercontinental Hotel, 111 East 48th St., Manhattan.

At 5:30 p.m., Common Cause/NY hosts a conversation with former LG Richard Ravitch and Ester Fuchs, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 46th Floor, 200 Park Ave., Manhattan.

At 6:45 p.m.,novelist Philip Roth and the New York Racing Association Inc. will honored by the Saratoga Springs artist retreat Yaddo during the organization’s “New York City Benefit” gala; The Edison Ballroom, 240 W. 47th St., Manhattan.

At 7:30 p.m., Pennyslvania Gov. Tom Corbett delivers the dinner speech at the GOP convention, Westchester Hilton, Rye Brook. (Astorino is scheduled to attend).

At 8:45 p.m., Astorino will attend and deliver remarks at the American Society of Civil Engineers Lower Hudson Valley Awards Dinner, Nyack Seaport, 21 Burd St., Nyack.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly “seriously assessing the viability of an Olympic bid for New York City” for the 2024 games, though that’s not something NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio appears interested in “at this time.”

GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino’s LG pick was something of a surprise: Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, who will be the first African-American on the Republican Party’s statewide ballot in New York history.

Moss is also an avid opponent of the SAFE Act and sportsman who oversees a staff of 160 and an $11 million budget.

Republicans say Astorino’s selection of Moss will force Cuomo to “diversify” the Democratic ticket. So far, the ticket is made up of all white men from downstate.

Astorino has made his support of fracking a cornerstone of his campaign against Cuomo. But back in 2012, in his role as Westchester County executive, Astorino quietly signed legislation prohibiting fracking waste from being treated in the county or used to de-ice its roadways.

The governor reportedly will announce today that singer Billy Joel, a close Cuomo friend, will be part of the state’s summer tourism ad campaign.

De Blasio’s executive budget proposal has led to a rare showdown with his powerful liberal allies in New York City’s government.

In a near unanimous decision, the state’s highest court struck down a statute that made it a felony to communicate with someone “in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm.”

A state panel implementing Cuomo’s new Tax-Free NY/Start-Up NY program voted Tuesday to include vacant space at Albany Medical College and Hartwick College in Oneonta as potential business sites.

Seven high-tech companies are poised to set up shop in tax-free zones tied to the University at Buffalo, creating dozens of jobs while reaping the benefits of START-UP NY.

Sens. George Maziarz and Patrick Gallivan issued statements denying any wrongdoing, after City & State reported that they led the state in the amounts of unexplained spending from their campaign accounts.

Maziarz said he was never told that the now-defunct Moreland Commission was scrutinizing his campaign spending.

As prosecutors proceed with settlement talks with big banks facing criminal charges, they have privately expressed concerns that state Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky could complicate the process.

Airbnb doesn’t have to cough up records relating to its New York “hosts,” even though many may be violating the law by subletting their apartments through the online home-sharing service, an upstate judge ruled. The judge deemed AG Eric Schneiderman’s subpoena “overly broad.”

Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno wanted two state racing officials “gone” in favor of a top industry figure who favored privatizing the racetracks, the ex-president of the New York Racing Association testified at Bruno’s federal corruption trial.

There’s a report that GOP Sen. Greg Ball not only isn’t going to seek re-election this year, but also might leave the state altogether – for Texas.

According to Gannett’s Joe Spector, Ball will announce Friday that he’s seeking re-election to his Senate seat, and after a year of considering a run for Putnam County executive, has decided against seeking local office.

De Blasio’s labor leader cousin, John Wilhelm, sidestepped questions about his role in a controversial $175,000 donation to an animal rights group that helped to sink a de Blasio rival in the mayoral race.

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Senate Democrats have put together a package of bills that would limit the amount of hydrofracking waste that can be transported to New York.

The proposed developers of a hilltop casino at the eastern gateway to Albany have teamed up with Churchill Downs to be their gaming floor operator.

The NYC Council is expected to vote today on a package of reforms to its operating rules—measures ostensibly proposed by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito as much to alter the culture of the Council as its procedures.

A Roman Catholic cemetery in West Babylon has become the latest site proposed for a solar energy farm, as scores of medium and large-scale solar projects are envisioned for Long Island’s landfills, warehouse roofs and other underused sites in a push to grow the region’s renewable energy portfolio.

NYC Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and Rep. Nydia Velazquez will be this year’s Puerto Rican day parade grand marshals, the event’s reshuffled board of directors announced.

So far, three Democrats are vying to replace Sen. Adriano Espaillat in the Senate (assuming he’s successful at defeating Rep. Charlie Rangel in the June 24 primary and doesn’t seek re-election hiself).

The New York City Council is making a push to crack down on landlords who let their buildings fall into disrepair. Legislation to be introduced today could mean that hundreds of landlords around the city could face additional financial penalties.

A construction company agreed to pay a $3 million fine for exploiting regulations aimed at increasing the role of minority owned businesses in order to win a multimillion dollar contract to remove groundwater at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub project site.

There are also three candidates for the Senate seat formerly held by Eric Adams, who is now Brooklyn borough president.