Sen. Carl Marcellino, whose taxpayer-funded car expenses are reportedly under investigation by the Nassau County DA, says he has not been contacted by any law enforcement entity, and is confident he “has followed all laws and appropriate guidelines.”

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan suggested he’s open to moving 16- and 17-year-olds out of state prisons – one of several recommendations pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

The Syracuse Post-Standard: “Flanagan underestimates the public’s distrust – dare we say loathing? – of the institution he leads. A ‘wait and see’ attitude on ethics reform won’t cut it.”

The medical malpractice firm that plays a role in the indictment of Sen. Dean Skelos and his son is reportedly the politically connected Physicians Reciprocal Insurers. Anthony Bonomo, one of the state’s most prolific donors and the Cuomo-appointed chair of NYRA, is the firm’s CEO.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Tish James joined police and firefighter unions to push for more generous disability benefits, setting up a fight with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Cuomo gave James credit for trying to raise awareness of labor conditions, noting she held a press conference on nail salon worker safety last September 2014 and later introduced legislation on salon conditions to the NYC Council.

Peter Ragone, a senior adviser to de Blasio during his first year in office, met frequently with members of former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s inner circle in the months following de Blasio’s inauguration in 2014.

Rep. Charlie Rangel raised eyebrows by showing up at a birthday-bash fundraiser for Adam Clayton Powell IV – one of several candidates interesting in replacing the congressman when he retires at the end of 2016, and whose father Rangel ousted from the House five decades ago.

Rangel took a dig at de Blasio, implying that his reported problems with the African-American community are just the tip of the iceberg.

NYC might give landmark status to the famed Stonewall Inn, which often called the cradle of the gay rights movement since patrons in 1969 fought back against police raids targeting the bar based on the sexual orientation of its customers.

In a post on her Facebook page, Sandra Lee thanked her fans and fellow breast cancer patients for sharing their personal experiences with recovery.

“Jeez, can’t Andrew not be a dick to Bill just once?” a Cuomo ally asks. (Apparently not).

Sen. John DeFrancisco of Syracuse, chair of the powerful finance committee, is sponsoring a bill that would force the state to provide a cost analysis of the governor’s Reforming Energy Vision plan within a year.

The Empire Center’s Tim Hoefer says it’s time for the Legislature to “hustle up” on amending New York’s Freedom of Information Law.

The state Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, which has been campaigning for months to prod the state to hire more correctional staff, thanked Cuomo for his announcement that 103 more prison guards will be on the job by year’s end.

The NT2 bloggers approve of ex-Gov. George Pataki’s presidential run, hoping he’ll “help moderate” the GOP field.

Karen Koslowitz, the longest-serving Democrat on the NYC Council, is reportedly set to lead the Queens delegation.

The trap-neuter-release bill for dealing with feral cats is moving through Albany, but it has some opponents.

Hillary Clinton will gradually ramp up her campaign throughout the summer, but it will be months before she turns completely to a more orthodox model replete with a packed public schedule of billboard events and the regular appearance of husband Bill and daughter Chelsea.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said Clinton, who has so far refused to say where she stands on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, will have to say where she is on the trade deal – and could lose the union’s endorsement if she doesn’t support its way of thinking.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will kick off his presidential run tomorrow. Here are ten ways he could beat Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nod.

US Sen. Charles Schumer launched a new effort to have the names of 74 U.S. Navy sailors, including one from Syracuse, added to the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall.