Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
At 8:30 a.m., GOP AG candidate John Cahill has breakfast with local community leaders at the Radisson Hotel, 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning.
Also at 8:30 a.m., Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino participates in Staten Island Small Business roundtable discussion, Annadale Terrace, 813 Annadale Rd., Staten Island.
At 9:30 a.m., Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa and statewide groups hold a news conference protesting conditions in school trailers, P.S. 48, 4360 Broadway, Manhattan.
At 10 a.m. Astorino visits the Mt. Loretto Friendship Club Senior Center, 6581 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island.
Also at 10 a.m., U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, New York City Councilman Dan Garodnick and others speak at a Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association demonstration, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
At 10:30 a.m., Nassau County low-wage workers and their families will urge Sen. Jack Martins to join with Cuomo and Senate Democrats in supporting minimum wage legislation, 252 Mineola Blvd., Mineola. (Martins’ district office).
Also at 10 a.m., Rep. Dan Maffei; Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner; Dr. Rick White; local community leaders participate in a Juneteenth flag raising event, Syracuse City Hall, 233 East Washington St.
At 11 a.m., IDC Leader Jeff Klein and others hold a new conference to announce new gun-control legislation, Vidalia Park, 180th Street between Vyse and Daly avenues, the Bronx.
At noon, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee hold a fundraiser, The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, Manhattan.
Also at noon, lawmakers and firefighters hold a news conference pushing for legislation dealing with building collapses, Albertson Fire Company, 100 IU Willets Rd., Albertson.
Also at noon, Sen. James Seward tours Herkimer schools and holds news conference to protest funding levels, 801 West German St., Herkimer.
1 p.m. Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and M.T.A. leaders (including potential Senate candidate Allen Cappelli) host a public forum on the Access-A-Ride Program, New Lane Neighborhood Senior Center, 70 New Lane, Staten Island.
At 2 p.m., Cahill meets with Tioga County Sheriff Gary Howard, 103 Corporate Dr., Owego.
At 6 p.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli hosts a celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month, Brooklyn Law School, 10th floor, The Subotnick Center, 250 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.
At 7 p.m., Astorino attends and delivers remarks at the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Ribbon Cutting, 21 Shonnard Pl., Yonkers.
Prof. Zephyr Teachout told a Manhattan Democratic club that petitions to advance her Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be circulating beginning today.
The governor said he’s open to temporarily changing the state’s teacher-evaluation system to account for concerns about the Common Core, but said a full moratorium would be “overkill.”
Board of Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch said she would consider supporting changes to the teacher evaluation law for educators who performed poorly during the rating system’s first two years, but generally believes it’s time for the rating system “to be a go.”
Cuomo on the Compassionate Care Act: “It’s a good idea if done right. If it is not implemented correctly…it’s a real problem from a public safety, public health point of view.”
Despite Cuomo’s reservations, the medical marijuana bill was moved out of the Senate Finance Committee over Chairman John DeFrancisco’s objections. It’s now in Rules, putting it one step closer to a vote by the full house.
“It’s in three-way negotiations with the governor’s office, and we will have a final product in time for the end of this legislative session,” Compassionate Care Act sponsor Sen. Diane Savino told reporters.
A federal judge said he may declare a mistrial in state Sen. Malcolm Smith ongoing federal corruption trial because some 9,000 texts and phone conversations recorded by the FBI were not shared with defense attorneys during discovery.
Some 300 of those conversations took place in Yiddish, which could take weeks to translate.
Cuomo is the state’s biggest beneficiary of the so-called LLC loophole, raising millions of dollars through a campaign finance fluke he has pledged repeatedly to close.
In addition to selling off lucrative assets, Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula has been busy reorganizing his business holdings and subsidiaries – moves some see as further evidence the billionaire will make a run at buying the Buffalo Bills.
If you’re having trouble keeping them all straight, here’s a slideshow of everyone mentioned as a potential buyer of the Bills.
Sen. Adriano Espaillat is defending his record in Albany (just four bills passed since he has been in the Senate), which is under fire from his primary target, Rep. Charlie Rangel.
If Rangel squeezes out a victory in the hotly contested Democratic primary on June 24, he might have one of his opponents – little known community organizer Yolanda Garcia – to thank.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to announce today that all 12,000 contract employees making $9 an hour or less at the region’s three major airports will receive $1 more an hour starting July 31.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled to deliver remarks on June 22 at the United States Conference of Mayors 82nd annual meeting in Dallas, TX.
The Senate passed two bills that are components of the omnibus Women’s Equality Act, which has passed the Assembly twice but remains blocked in the Senate due to Republican opposition.
The Legislature voted to increase penalties for committing acts of public lewdness in front of minors.
The Assembly passed GENDA for the seventh time.
AG Eric Schneiderman is backing a new bill aimed at regulating the use of so-called payroll cards, whose fees, critics say, can severely cut into the paychecks of low-wage workers. The new proposal would require employers to offer other payment options and consumer protections.
Two schools in the Hudson Valley will be getting state grants worth up to $500,000 to pay for counseling, nutrition and job prep services, Cuomo announced.
Two groups funded in part by billionaire ex-Mayor Mike Bloomberg are set to rally for gun-law reforms outside City Hall in Lower Manhattan on Saturday.
Three months after an association of NYC private schools said there would be no consistent standardized-testing component for the first time in nearly half a century, a new assessment has emerged, adding to parents’ uncertainty about which, if any, of the tests their children should take.
Cuomo said he didn’t know that an assessor wasn’t allowed into the Westchester County home he shares with TV cooking star Sandra Lee.
With just days left in the session, Cuomo has yet to give the Legislature an appointee for the new position of chief enforcement counsel for the state Board of Elections. The person filling that post must be approved by both houses.
President Obama has to watch his cholesterol, but is otherwise in good health.
There’s yet another plan to save Playland in Rye.
With a unanimous vote of 5-0, the East Greenbush Town Board voted in favor of a site-specific resolution for a $300 million casino on Thompson Hill.
Cellar-door tastings will be a little lighter on the wallet under a new initiative by Cuomo that eliminates sales tax on the samplings. The no-tax benefit would apply to wineries that charge a “nominal fee” to customers who want to try their offerings.
Suffolk legislative Democrats and allies cited county correction lieutenant and Conservative Party chairman Edward Walsh’s past legal issues, including sentencing on a misdemeanor sex offense, in questioning how he could become a high-ranking official at the county jail.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie did some “dad dances” with Jimmy Fallon.
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