Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.

At 10 a.m., ESDC Chairman Ken Adams delivers a regional version of Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Ageda, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, Old Bermuda Inn, 2512 Arthur Kill Rd., Staten Island.

At 10:30 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will tour the new Jobs Plus center at Brooklyn’s Van Dyke Houses, which provides training, job placement and financial counseling services, 330 Powell St., Brooklyn. (A press conference will follow).

Also at 10:30 a.m., Sen. David Carlucci will be joined by local and statewide organizations to support the “Raising the Age” initiative, which would allow 16 and 17 year old offenders to be treated as juveniles in the criminal-justice system, Sing Sing Correctional Facility, “18 Grounds” rear entrance, Spring Street, Ossining.

Also at 10 a.m., NYS Division of Veterans Affairs Director Eric Hesse will be delivering a version of the same speech at the Cazenovia Library, 100 Albany St., Cazenovia.

At 11 a.m., OGS Commissioner RoAnn Destito gives a regional version of the 2015 Opportunity Agenda, Herkimer College, McLaughlin College Center, 100 Resevoir Rd., Herkimer.

At 11:30 a.m., NYS Department of Civil Service Director Jerry Boone gives a version of Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda, Hudson Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 3, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy.

At 12:30 p.m., Hesse delivers his second Opportunity Agenda speech of the day at the Onondaga County Workforce CNY Works Board Meeting, SUNY EOC Board Room, 100 New St., Syracuse.

At 1 p.m., NYS Office for the Aging Director Corinda Crossdale gives a regional version of the governor’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda speech, Dresser Rand Group, Inc., 500 Paul Clark Dr., Olean.

Also at 1 p.m., Rep. Lousie Slaughter will discuss the selection of the Rochester-led New York application as one of three finalists to compete for a federal Institute for Manufacturing Innovation devoted to photonics, KBK Federal Building, 100 State St., Rochester 14614, Basement Room 350

Also at 1 p.m., community and religious officials and other supporters of The Coalition to Protect Interfaith Medical Center hold a rally at the Kings County DA’s office; 350 Jay St., Brooklyn.

At 1:30 p.m., the Wage Board appointed by the State Labor Commissioner will meet, Classrooms D and E in Building 12 at the Harriman State Office Campus, Albany.

At 2 p.m., NYS Canal Corp. Director Brian Stratton gives a regional version of the 2015 Opportunity Agenda, Genesee County Community College, Conable Technology Building, Room T-102, 1 College Rd., Batavia.

Headlines…

Assemblyman Carl Heastie is “tantalizingly close to” – if not already past – the magic 76-vote threshold necessary to secure the speakership when his conference votes Feb. 10.

The deal to make Heastie the new speaker is “about done,” according to a source involved in the negotiations.

The fact that Heastie is on the verge of becoming one of the most powerful men in New York politics is “an astonishing feat for a guy most New Yorkers never heard of,” Juan Gonzalez says. Heastie isn’t ready to claim victory as he wants to “personally ask” each of his colleagues for his or her vote.

So far, Assemblymen Keith Wright and Joe Lentol have quit the speaker’s race and announced their support for Heastie. Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan remain contenders, though Nolan didn’t get the support of most of her own Queens delegation.

About Nolan: “there are few in public life who can, like her, reel off complete, properly punctuated sentences with dependent clauses at 60 miles per hour.”

Heastie’s rapid mobilization of Democratic lawmakers, mostly from New York City, left some lawmakers openly grumbling that the Bronx lawmaker and his supporters had not adhered to a process that Assembly Democrats publicly insisted, after outgoing Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s fall from power this week, would be more deliberative.

Heastie would be the first black speaker in history if he’s elected by his colleagues to succeed Silver. He told NY1’s Zack Fink that he “loves being a person who breaks the glass ceiling.”

The DN calls Heastie a “man with blemishes,” noting his name appeared in the files of the Moreland Commission for having failed to properly account for $25,000 in campaign spending. He also claimed almost $21,000 from the Assembly’s notoriously lax travel expense account during just the first six months of 2014 — more than any other member.

US Attorney Preet Bharara is reportedly investigating Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos’ outside business interests, with a particular focus on the Long Island Republican’s ties to the real estate industry.

A Skelos spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the report. A top Skelos aide said he was unaware of a probe into the majority leader. “I don’t know anything about it,” the aide said.

IBM plans to boost its research and development at the nanocenter in Albany by moving more than 220 engineers at the facility into a research division aimed at helping its $3 billion pledge to bolster its chip development mainly in New York.

The state Thruway Authority is conducting an internal review into the problems that hit the highway system during the November lake- effect storm, the new head of the agency, Bob Megna, said.

According to Megna, a $1.3 billion infusion of state cash wouldn’t prevent the Thruway Authority from having to cut its budget to prevent a toll increase. The vast majority of that money will go toward the new Tappan Zee Bridge project.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized his own Law Department for a “broken policy” that allowed for a $5,000 settlement to a machete-wielding man who attacked police officers, and he promised to change the culture of giving in to “frivolous lawsuits.”

The future of the NYPD will include patrol officers with more time to visit with community members and learn their concerns. It will also include more high-powered weapons for a new unit of specially trained officers focused on patrolling terrorist targets and protests.

Educators in the Southern Tier are outraged by the governor’s billion-dollar proposed education budget released last week.

The NYC Independent Budget Office put out a report saying charter schools do a better job of retaining students than traditional public schools, and the UFT put out its own report claiming that charters, on average, don’t serve as high a number of needy students as their district averages.

Andrea Peyser is outraged Silver’s going down on alleged corruption charges and not for allowing sexual harassment to prevail in the Assembly for years: “I’ve been writing about ­Albany’s naked shenanigans for more than two decades. I’ve detailed the antics prevalent in a swamp that nearly swallowed me whole when I, as an ambitious college intern in the 1980s, was hit on by my married, elected boss, pushed him away — then was fired the next day.”

De Blasio named a group of high-powered business leaders to serve as committee co-chairs in his bid to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn.

One of the committee members is developer Leonard Litwin, a major campaign contributor in New York who is also a player in the Silver corruption scandal.

The mayor’s office won’t say if he’ll be at the Staten Island Zoo for Groundhog Day this year. Last year, he dropped the groundhog, which subsequently died under mysterious circumstances.

PSEG Long Island, the utility contracted by the Long Island Power Authority, is expected to submit a request today to raise its base rates between 2 and 4 percent for Long Island customers.

The cost of building a transit link to LaGuardia Airport could be nearly twice the $450 million the governor estimated, MTA chief Tom Prendergast told lawmakers in Albany.

The M.T.A.’s recently announced subway, bus, and bridge fare hikes will help the agency close the $15.2 billion gap in its capital funding plan, according to Moody’s Credit Outlook.

The state’s short list of recommended and rejected solutions for Interstate 81 will come out before April, according to DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald.

Gracie Mansion is getting a new roof. The de Blasio family will not be relocating during the renovation.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner devoteed a big chunk of her State of the City address to reviewing the familiar territory traveled last year. But she also unveiled some new initiatives for the coming year.

The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, despite opposition from both New York senators.

In September 2014, the average wait time at state-run DMV offices was reduced to 30 minutes – down from an average of 72 minutes in March 2013. That’s a decrease of 58 percent in customer wait time.

An internal debate among Hillary Clinton supporters about the timing of when she should launch her expected campaign for the presidency has erupted once again.

Three municipal governments and a number of residents plan to ask a judge to issue a restraining order to try to stop a proposed gambling hall in Westbury, Long Island.

De Blasio and the NYC Department of Investigation are reprimanding a publicly funded agency for taking part in a music video made by Brooklyn rappers called “Hands Up.” More here.

Howard Glaser, the governor’s former director of operations, will join two other Cuomo administration expats – Josh Vlasto and Steve Cohen – in the employ of Ron Perelman. Glaser has been named president of AM General Commercial, a subsidiary of MacAndrews and Forbes.

A report from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer shows the city spent more than $660 million on snow removal over the past 12 years. That’s money for manpower, plows, salt , overtime and contract workers. The highest was 2012 when the city spent $4.4 million an inch to remove a total of seven inches of snow.

With a scheduled trial just four weeks away, the former chairman of American International Group Inc. said AG Eric Schneiderman should abandon his nearly decade-old fraud case against him, calling it a waste of taxpayer dollars in pursuit of a hollow “trophy” victory.

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, one of the key Democratic officials who will decide whether to bring the party’s 2016 national convention to Brooklyn, will visit New York City today. She’ll tour the Barclays Center, which would be the main convention site in the city’s proposal.

A growing number of health care industry groups are backing a bill proposed last week by Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon that would delay the implementation of an e-prescribing law passed in 2012 requiring doctors to use electronic prescriptions by March of this year.

Four Long Island school districts show signs of significant fiscal stress – an increase from the two districts identified last year – according to a new state report that also finds evidence of broader financial strains across the entire Nassau-Suffolk region.

On Jan. 1, Hastings-on-Hudson became the first municipality in the New York region to forbid both single-use plastic bags and foam food containers.

Cuomo says state police will join with local forces to increase road patrols and sobriety checkpoints from noon to midnight on Super Bowl Sunday.