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

At 9 a.m., members and supporters of the Alliance for Tenant Power and the “Real Rent Reform Campaign,” or the “R3” campaign, and NYC officials call for changes in rent regulations, during a rally scheduled before a 10 a.m. hearing of members of Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., during The New School’s sold-out conference titled “All Minds Matter: Resolving the Achievement Gap of Boys and Young Men of Color in the Age of Obama,” NYC officials, commentators, family advocates and scholars are scheduled to speak; Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, room I202, Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th St., Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., NJ Sen. Cory Booker, Manhattan BP Gale A. Brewer, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, NYC Public Advocate Tish James, Urban Justice Center Executive Director Doug Lasdon and US Treasury Department general counsel Christopher Meade, mark the opening of the center’s relocated headquarters, subsidized by $5 million in city funding; ninth floor, 40 Rector St., Manhattan.

At 10:15 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a media availability after a breakfast he hosts at Gracie Mansion for members of the city’s congressional delegation, 88th Street and East End Avenue, Manhattan.

At 10:30 a.m., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and LG Kathy Hochul meet with students and lead an organizing effort to combat sexual violence on college campuses, Center for Tomorrow, Flint & Service Center roads, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst.

Also at 10:30 a.m., Senate Republicans will hold a joint committee meeting on the MTA’s budget and finances, Hearing Room A, LOB, Albany.

At 11 a.m., on the eve of Park Advocacy Day, State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey will unveil Cuomo’s $900 million NY Parks 2020 plan, Saratoga Spa State Park; Administration Building; Saratoga Springs.

At 11:30 a.m., Sen. John Bonacic will hold a press conference in support of funding for the Research and Recognition Project in the 2015-16 budget, Room 124, state Capitol, Albany.

At 12:30 p.m., Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney and Nita Lowey and Hudson Valley elected officials will urge Congress to pass a passenger rail bill that includes significant investments in rail crossing improvements, Metro-North Rail Crossing at Roaring Brook Road – Exit 33 off Saw Mill River Parkway, Chappaqua.

Also at 12:30 p.m., Gillibrand will host a roundtable meeting at U of R with students and officials, as well as survivors, advocates, and law enforcement to discuss bolstering efforts to combat sexual violence on college campuses, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, 755 Library Rd., Rochester.

At 1:30 p.m., more than a hundred district and charter school parents, clergy members and education reform activists will call on Albany to prioritize the governor’s education reform proposals, Million Dollar staircase, state Capitol, Albany.

At 2:15 p.m., Gillibrand and Rep. John Katko host a roundtable meeting at Syracuse University with students and officials, as well as survivors, advocates, and law enforcement to discuss bolstering efforts to combat sexual violence on college campuses, Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room, Eggers Hall, Room 220, SU’s Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse.

At 5:30 p.m., Sen. Kathy Marchione hosts a $500-a-head fundraiser at The Fort Orange Club, President’s Room, 110 Washington Ave., Albany.

Also at 5:30 p.m., Sen. Cathy Young, SRCC chair, hosts a $700-a-head fundraiser at The Fort Orange Club, Library, 110 Washington Ave., Albany.

At 6 p.m., Sen. Andrew Lanza hosts a $500-a-head fundraiser at The Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Ave., Albany.


MSG and Cablevision boss James Dolan reportedly wants to buy the New York Daily News and has a team of bankers exploring the possibility. But Dolan and MSG have been locked in a 10-year feud with the News, which could put some of the paper’s editorial staff in a precarious position if he becomes the buyer.

The DN: “The governor’s policy of having state agencies delete emails after just 90 days is a violation of the people’s right to know how officials handle government business – and a recipe for cover-ups.”

A power play by the legislature against Cuomo weakened yesterday as the Assembly agreed to introduce the governor’s budget amendments. The Democratic-led chamber introduced the governor’s budget amendments containing ethics measures aimed at the legislature, state officials confirmed. Senate Republicans haven’t yet followed suit.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is at his “wit’s end” over the harsh treatment he’s received from supposed good friend Gov. Andrew Cuomo since taking office, according to sources who say they spoke directly to the mayor. But de Blasio officials deny the mayor has sought advice on how to deal with the governor.

De Blasio said he will continue not to march in the city’s annual Fifth Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade unless this year’s event becomes “more inclusive” of pro-gay groups, including the St. Pat’s For All Parade organizers.

The mayor marched again in the St. Pat’s for All parade in Sunnyside, Queens, which emphasizes a message of inclusiveness. Kerry Kennedy, the human rights activist, was a grand marshal this year.

Tracey Brooks is readying to depart after nearly seven years as president and CEO of Family Planning Advocates within the next few weeks to join the firm of Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, sources said. No one has been tapped to replace her yet.

A coalition of education groups is urging the state Legislature to make changes to the property-tax cap that was installed in 2011, saying the restrictions are straining school budgets.

A massive pro-charter rally co-organized by Success Academy, New York City’s largest charter school network, that is scheduled for this Wednesday in Albany will be headlined by Lisa Leslie, the former Women’s National Basketball Association star and Olympic gold medalist.

Senate Republicans, under pressure from supermarket billionaire and mega-donor John Catsimatidis, are trying to slip a “green biofuels” mandate into Cuomo’s new budget that could add $150 million a year to heating costs in New York.

The state’s newly minted Assembly Speaker, Carl Heastie, accepted campaign cash from a mobster convicted of racketeering and steered thousands more to a man who did time for manslaughter, records show.

A new wave of standardized exams, designed to assess whether students are learning in step with the Common Core standards, is sweeping the country, arriving this week in classrooms in several states and entering the cross hairs of various political movements. Almost every state – including New York – has an “opt out” movement.

Some parents are rebelling against Cuomo’s bare-knuckled strategy to deny state aid to nearly 400,000 “legal” college students if the Legislature refuses to provide tuition assistance to illegal immigrants or tax credits to supporters of parochial schools.

Rep. Charles Rangel, 84, is kicking off a 30-day diet today that he has dubbed the “Rangel Resolution.” He wants New Yorkers and the rest of the country to join him.

The state should create its own insurance for New Yorkers living in flood-prone areas, Queens Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder said. The new program would provide homeowners living near large bodies of water a cheaper substitute for rising, federally backed insurance premiums.

A bill that would delay electronic prescribing by physicians, dentists and other health care professionals for one year is expected to reach Cuomo’s desk as early as this morning.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton celebrated a social-media milestone on Sunday as he surpassed 25,000 followers on Twitter.

One of the old three men in a room in Albany is defending his former legislative colleague. Former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno said former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver deserves a fair trial and that he’s being charged by an overzealous federal prosecutor.

It’s not just electric rates that will change if a three-year rate plan proposed by LIPA and PSEG Long Island is approved by LIPA’s board by year’s end.

Statewide, more than 17,000 New Yorkers, with consumer complaints in various industries and categories, received assistance from the state attorney general’s Consumer Frauds Bureau’s Consumer Assistance Program, recouping more than $13.5 million.

The Cuomo administration is unveiling its plan to invest $900 million in the New York state parks system by 2020. State parks Commissioner Rose Harvey plans to discuss the NY Parks 2020 plan at a news conference this morning at Saratoga Spa State Park.

US Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing for legislation to bar suspected terrorists from buying guns.

Most members of the Niagara Wheatfield School Board feel that they are more effectively portrayed as “hostages” – not “pawns” – in a protest against Cuomo’s budget strategy. The board voted, 6-1, last week to reverse a wording change in a resolution that takes a no-confidence stand on the education portion the 2015-16 executive spending plan.

NYC Councilman Rory Lancman, who supported a new law that toughens penalties against drivers who fail to yield in accidents, is considering amending the measure after it led to a spate of arrests — including half a dozen bus drivers.

Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors that she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising.

The well-heeled NYC suburb of Chappaqua, home to the Clintons, is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes?

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s media holdings in Britain, acquitted last year on charges related to the phone hacking scandal, is likely to return to News Corporation to focus on new avenues for digital and social media.