Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Dutchess County and Albany.
At 6:15 a.m., Staten Island AARP members call on the state Senate Republicans to allow a vote on a bill to create an independent utility consumer advocate. The group will then board a bus to Albany to lobby for the bill, 77 Marsh Ave., Staten Island.
At 8:30 a.m., state State Cesar Perales, New York City Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal and others attend the “This Land is Your Land, Too: Working Together for Immigrant New Yorkers” conference at the New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway, Manhattan.
At 9 a.m., NYC Council members hold a press conference before a Public Safety Committee hearing calling for a statewide law banning confiscation and introduction of condoms as evidence of prostitution-related offenses, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
At 10 a.m., Cuomo hosts a ribbon cutting for the Todd Hill Market Taste NY Store, Todd Hill Market, 4640 Taconic State Parkway, LaGrangeville.
Also at 10 a.m., UFT President Michael Mulgrew will be joined by Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Assemblymen Karim Camara, Ron Kim, and other legislators to announce the introduction a bill that would mandate the use of multiple academic measures rather than the current single multiple-choice test, Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St., Manhattan.
Also at 10 a.m., Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and U.S. Postal Service officials mark the opening of a relocated post office in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens during a ribbon-cutting ceremony; lobby, 30-11 21st St., Queens.
At 10:15 a.m., AARP holds a press conference pushing a bill to create an independent utility consumer advocate, across from the Syracuse State Office Building, 333 East Washington St., Syracuse.
At 10:30 a.m., AG Eric Schneiderman makes a public safety announcement, Yonkers Police Department, 1st Precinct Headquarters, 730 East Grassy Sprain Rd., Yonkers.
At 11 a.m., lawmakers and advocates call for passage of the Paid Family Leave Insurance Bill, LCA Pressroom, LOB, Albany. (Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Sen. Joseph Addabbo and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan scheduled to attend).
Also at 11 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a Broadway Housing Communities Sugar Hill Development press conference, 404-414 West 155th St., Manhattan.
Also at 11 a.m., Rep. Joe Crowley participates in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a facility at community organization Woodside on the Move Inc. featuring desktop and laptop computers, tablets and televisions donated by communications company Time Warner Cable Inc.; second floor, 39-42 59th St., Queens.
At noon, the state Conference of Italian-American State Legislators honors Cuomo, actor Tony Danza of “Who’s the Boss?” fame, and Liberty DeVitto, an acclaimed rock drummer who has worked with Cuomo’s BFF Billy Joel, The Well, LOB, Albany.
Also at noon, state Education Commissioner John King delivers remarks at a luncheon hosted by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Harvard Club, 35 West 44th St., Manhattan.
At 1 p.m., Planned Parenthood advocates announce the launch of their reproductive rights PAC, and also unveil their annual rundown of “legislative champions,” East Capitol Park, Albany.
At 1:30 p.m., de Blasio speaks at FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro’s Swearing in, FDNY Headquarters, 9 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn.
At 2 p.m., Women’s Equality Coalition members will will join members of the Assembly and Senate to voice their support for the full Women’s Equality Act and remind Senate leadership that the majority of New Yorkers support its passage, hallway outside the Senate chamber, Third Floor, state Capitol, Albany.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker serves as a special guest during a campaign fundraiser at The Union League Club for Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, 38 E. 37th St., Manhattan.
At 6:30 p.m., the the annual Festa and Bocce Tournament takes place at the Italian-American Community Center of Troy.
Also at 6:30 p.m., the EPA hosts a meeting to discuss polychlorinated biphenyls in older New York City school buildings and accept comments from the public, New Dorp High School, 465 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island.
Also at 6:30 p.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli delivers remarks at Touro College commencement, Walt Whitman Theater, Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd., Brooklyn.
At 7 p.m., doors open for the free open dress rehearsal for the annual Legislative Correspondents Show begins at 8 p.m., the Empire State Plaza Convention Center; contact a member of the Capitol press corps for a ticket.
Only eight days remain in the scheduled 2014 legislative session, and there’s a long list of things yet to be addressed by state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But given the recent political happenings, will anything get done?
The Senate’s lead sponsor of a measure to legalize medical marijuana has amended her bill in a way that is designed to address concerns raised by some legislators, paving the way for a possible vote by both houses of the Legislature on the long-stalled effort before the 2014 session ends in the next two weeks.
Two influential labor unions – the UFT and HTC – are threatening to yank their long-time support of Senate co-Leader Jeffrey Klein if he and his group of breakaway Democrats don’t begin conversations to realign themselves with the chamber’s mainline Dems.
Hillary Clinton is embarking on a book tour this week that will feature overtones of a potential presidential campaign in 2016 and could offer a window into her stamina and how she might present her rationale for another White House bid.
WSJ: “The rise of the public-union left as the dominant force in the Democratic Party hasn’t received the attention it deserves, and for proof look no further than Andrew Cuomo’s abrupt left turn.”
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer will announce today that middlemen known as “placement agents” will no longer get a piece of the pie for brokering business with NYC’s $150 billion retirement system.
AG Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes’ consultant Mortimer Matz and top mouthpiece Jerry Schmetterer after the city’s Department of Investigations revealed last week that Hynes may have used public money to pay more than $200,000 to Matz.
Former deputy secretary of health Jim Introne is returning to the state Health Department to help oversee the disbursal of more than $6 billion in federal money from a recently approved Medicaid waiver, possibly to organizations who are clients of the firm he recently worked for.
Rep. Charlie Rangel is bragging that he’s going to be endorsed by Cuomo, but supporters of Sen. Adriano Espaillat, furious over Rangel’s “Dominican” comment a few days ago, warn that an endorsement would damage the governor’s own re-election efforts.
Former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin explains why it’s not wise to count Rangel out just yet.
Long Island Rail Road officials deflected criticism of train services out of Belmont Park on Saturday, saying horse-racing spectators were warned to expect long delays after the event concluded.
The next governor of the state of New York – likely Cuomo, the way the gubernatorial race is going – will be able to fill numerous positions on the increasingly important Court of Claims. In fact, more than half the bench could be replaced in the next year.
Military veterans in and around New York City have been complaining about delays in seeing their doctors in the wake of the deadly Veterans Affairs health-care scandal, Sen. Charles Schumer charged.
A special federal grand jury has been impaneled and it has been hearing testimony exclusively on the George Washington Bridge lane closures that have roiled the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, according to people familiar with the matter.
Roughly 1,000 Buffalo students do not know where they will attend school in September, afraid their only choices, at this late date, will be some of the district’s poorest-performing schools.
The Schenectady City Council is expected to vote tonight on a resolution to support a potential casino at the former Alco site off Erie Boulevard.
The state Department of Labor doesn’t complete many of its wage theft investigations in a timely manner, and thousands of cases went unresolved for a year or more, an audit by the state comptroller’s office claimed.
Zephyr Teachout is taking another week to decide whether to primary Cuomo for the Democratic line.
Visit Google’s homepage today and marvel at the intricate and interactive doodle created by an 11-year-old Long Island girl: Levittown fifth-grader Audrey Zhang.
City & State’s annual “40 Under 40” issue is out.
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