Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
A state Supreme Court justice in Brooklyn is expected to rule today on Cuomo’s residency challenge to his would-be Democratic gubernatorial primary challenger, Fordham Law Prof. Zephyr Teachout.
At 7:30 a.m., the Senate Republican Campaign Committee holds its 2014 Golf Invitational, Schuyler Meadows Country Club, 17 Schuyler Meadows Road, Loudonville.
At 10 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli hosts his annual golf outing, The Comptroller’s Cup Golf Outing, Mill River Club, Upper Brookville.
At 11 a.m., NYC Public Advocate Tish James and advocates hold a news conference to call for NYPD officers to wear cameras as part of a pilot program, and to the release of a report with recommendations for such a program; steps, City Hall, Manhattan.
Also at 11 a.m., a 20-member New York DEC firefighting crew that traveled to Washington State to assist in the containment of the Chiwaukum Creek Complex wildfire will return home, Saratoga Tree Nursery, 2369 Route 50 South, Saratoga Springs.
At 11:45 a.m., de Blasio administration officials, NYC elected officials, US Sen. Charles Schumer and business leaders, host a media availability to kick off the Democratic National Committee’s visit to New York City as it considers Brooklyn for the 2016 convention; Barclays Center, Daily News Plaza, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn.
At noon, there will be a “photo spray” from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s hosting of US Conference of Mayors “Cities of Opportunity Task Force” members Gracie Mansion, ballroom, 88th Street and East End Avenue, Manhattan. A media availability with the mayor will follow at 12:30 p.m.
At 1 p.m., Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson distributes around $25,000 in restitution checks to about 100 Chinese immigrant families who had made tuition deposits for their children to attend one of three English schools operated by a Brooklyn couple arrested in Syracuse; Brooklyn Chinese-American Association, 5000 Eighth Ave., Brooklyn.
Also at 1 p.m., the state Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Assembly Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities hold a hearing on Olmstead implementation and the future of supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities, Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern.
At 1:15 p.m., US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Grace Meng, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky and Queens entrepreneurs promote a proposal to increase the number of federal government contracts awarded to women-owned small businesses; Data Conversion Laboratory Inc., suite 205, 61-18 190th St., Queens.
At 2 p.m., Rep. Paul Tonko joins local healthcare leaders at an Affordable Care Act roundtable, New York Oncology Hematology, Amsterdam Cancer Center, 1700 Riverfront Center, Amsterdam.
At 3 p.m., LG candidate Kathy Hochul tours the “Taste NY Tent” at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, Monroe Golf Club, 55 Golf Ave., Pittsford.
At 5 p.m., GOP LG candidate and Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss attends the Delaware County Fair, Fair Street, Walton.
At 6:30 p.m., NYC Councilman Mark Levine hosts a forum on chronic rat and pest problems in northern Manhattan, Ryan Center, 110 W. 97th St., Manhattan.
At 7:30 p.m., NYSUT holds a rally themed “public education, NOT private profits,” steps of the state Education Department, 89 Washington Ave., Albany. (Green Party LG candidate Brian Jones will attend).
Assemblyman Steve Katz says there’s a 99 “percent” chance the licensing process for medical marijuana in New York will be corrupt unless qualifying growers are selected at random.
Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal has become the first Republican governor to defy NJ Gov. and RGA head Chris Christie by helping cash-strapped GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino raise funds to challenge Cuomo.
National pro-gun groups have largely holstered their checkbooks since the passage of Cuomo’s tough gun control law, the SAFE Act, early last year.
Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to settle allegations that the upscale retailer deliberately targeted minorities entering its Madison Ave. flagship store.
Howard Milstein, the billionaire chairman of the state Thruway Authority, does not appear to have filed a publicly available financial disclosure form, even though he is legally required to do so.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and about 40 of his peers will release a report today showing that the income gap between the wealthiest Americans and middle and low-income households continues to widen — a trend with no signs of slowing down without policies to shrink the disparity.
Cuomo and a delegation of state legislative leaders are scheduled to fly to Israel Tuesday in the governor’s first international trip since taking office in 2011.
A spokeswoman for Cuomo said she could not immediately comment on how the trip to Israel would be financed. A spokesman for Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos said no taxpayer funds would be used.
POLITICO’s Jeff Smith says the Moreland mess has Cuomo in “serious trouble” and is “far more serious than some people believe.”
Residential construction in New York City has been slow to rebound after the recession, posing an obstacle to the de Blasio administration’s goal to leverage the real-estate market to build 80,000 apartments for low- and middle-income families.
A little-noted part of a recent compromise in Albany means that for the coming two years, potentially thousands of New York teachers whose students foundered on state tests won’t get intensive help to improve.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was a star of this year’s Dominican Day Parade, flanked by two powerful politicians who are pitching for him — state Sen. Adriano Espaillat and NYC Councilman Guillermo Linares, both of Dominican descent.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Hillary Clinton blasted President Obama’s foreign policy, saying her former boss’ failure to have a clear strategy for the Middle East has spawned the current ISIS crisis in Iraq.
One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that both Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the state.
A judge’s ruling today won’t necessarily end Zephyr Teachout’s gubernatorial campaign, Dan Janison notes.
Fitness bracelets that track a lot more than just their users’ daily steps could lead to a “privacy nightmare,” US Sen. Chuck Schumer warned.
New York is charging full-title into the casino business, but analysts, economists and casino operators warn that the industry is already suffering the effects of fierce competition, if not saturation, even in the Northeast – once a rich, untapped market.
“He’s 15 years too late to the party,” said Harold L. Vogel, a longtime gambling industry analyst, of Cuomo’s pro-casino push.
Western New York’s “favorite daredevil” Nik Wallenda walked 1,400 feet on a wire stretched across the 175th Erie County Fair, removing his state-required safety tether halfway through his jaunt.
The New York Racing Association received a strong reminder from the Cuomo administration last week that its public meetings can’t be closed to the public. The scolding followed NYRA’s decision to initially shut out reporters who hadn’t sent an RSVP to Wednesday’s gathering of its board of directors.
North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth’s administration stands apart because more than three-quarters of the town’s executive staff are women, as well as four of the six Town Council members.
The Times Herald-Record wants to know why the financial plan for funding the new Tappan Zee Bridge remains a “state secret.”
New York plans to start rolling out its two tax-rebate programs in late September: a $350 check for families with children and a check to refund residents for this year’s growth in school property taxes.
Sen. Adriano Espaillat defended his Albany attendance record, saying there is “a problem with when eighty percent of the bills in Albany are cast in a week,” and that week occurred just before his (failed) June primary challenge to Rep. Charlie Rangel.
Nassau County, state and federal officials say they’re trying to find a new patchwork of financial sources to build an ocean outfall pipe at the county’s Sandy-damaged Bay Park sewage treatment plant, while continuing to press the FEMA to reconsider its refusal to fund it.
Staten Island DA Dan Donovan’s reputation for prizing professional obligation over personal loyalty faces a test much larger than an intraborough spat, as he navigates his most explosive case yet: the death of Eric Garner.
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said he wants to hear from anyone who witnessed or took video of former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart hit Kevin Ward Jr., a 20-year-old sprint car driver who died Saturday night.
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