Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and Onondaga County with no public schedule.
In D.C. this morning, President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the White House, and then will travel to the Department of the Treasury to sign financial services Executive Orders and meet with Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin.
In the afternoon, Trump will meet with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney.
At 8:15 a.m., John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, speaks at a CityLaw Breakfast, New York Law School, Events Center, 185 W. Broadway, Manhattan.
At 8:30 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul accepts the 2017 Donald H. Gemson Award for Public Policy on Cuomo’s behalf at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Breakfast, Hard Rock Cafe, 1501 Broadway, Manhattan.
At 9 a.m., Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo will be joined by Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn and several town supervisors to discuss response efforts to flooding along Lake Ontario, Mayer’s Marina, 7 Lake Rd., Webster.
Also at 9 a.m., state Senate interns take part in a model legislative session, state Senate chambers, state Capitol, Albany.
Also at 9 a.m., Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress will host Reps. John Faso and Sean Patrick Maloney for its “Across the Aisle” discussion at Marist College, the Cabaret Dining Hall, Student Center (2nd Floor), 3399 North Rd., Town of Poughkeepsie.
At 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear live on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and will take calls from listeners.
At 11 a.m., U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum for a press conference calling on the Senate to reject President Trump’s budget proposal to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren St., Glens Falls.
Also at 11 a.m., Assemblyman David Weprin and fellow elected officials stand with Harkirat Singh, a 25-year-old Sikh taxi driver who was assaulted while on duty, Sikh Cultural Society, 9530 118th St., Queens.
At 11:30 a.m., Canal Corp. Director Brian Stratton delivers a regional budget briefing, Genesee Community College, Conable Technology Building, Room T-102, 1 College Rd., Batavia.
Also at 11:30 a.m., Rep. John Katko will be joined by a bipartisan group of local leaders to discuss his efforts in Congress to strengthen water infrastructure in Central New York, Emerson Park Pavilion, 6879 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.
At 1 p.m., Faso will be helping raise awareness at a rally on National Blue and Green Day for Organ Donation, Roscoe Central School, 6 Academy St., Roscoe.
At 3 p.m., the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz for kicks off a two-day event on Women in Politics, which will feature Gillibrand, former NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn, Sen. Marisol Alcantara, Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and others, FDR Library & Museum, Hyde Park.
At 3:30 p.m., Hochul delivers regional highlights of the 2017-18 state budget, Oswego City Council Chambers, 13 West Oneida St., Oswego.
At 6:30 p.m., NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina delivers remarks at an Arts Matter event, Carnegie Hall – Weil Terrace Room, 154 W. 57th St., Manhattan.
Hillary Clinton told an audience of LGBT advocates last night that the progress they’ve achieved in recent years may not be secure under the Trump administration, and urged them to keep fighting.
Former Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara took a shot at Trump’s Justice Department, questioning its judicial independence in light of efforts by former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani to persuade “senior officials” to help him free a jailed businessman being prosecuted by Bharara’s old office.
The Trump administration has opened a wide-ranging probe into whether to curb steel imports in the name of national security, ramping up its campaign to give a more economic nationalist tinge to American trade policy.
Registered voters prefer embattled United Airlines over President Trump, a new poll reveals.
UC Berkeley invited controversial conservative Ann Coulter back to campus — a little more than 24 hours after cancelling her gig which had been set for next week.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last night announced the submission of 154 vetoes of “unnecessary language” in the new state budget.
Cuomo is boasting that he increased the state budget by only 2 percent — but the Assembly says its analysis shows “total state spending” went up 5.6 percent over last year.
According to a Cuomo spokeswoman, the governor’s new top aide, Melissa DeRosa, is “actively engaged” with JCOPE, the state’s ethics-advisory agency, “to ensure that even the appearance of impropriety is avoided” ahead of her starting her new position later this year.
During his eight annual State of the County address, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, saying he was elected to stop “the tax madness,” pledged not to raise property taxes in 2018.
Astorino also outlined a new plan in response to the opioid epidemic and asked the Board of Legislators to join him in a lawsuit aimed at protecting taxpayers, ratepayers, students and communities directly affected by the eventual closure of Indian Point.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has weighed in on the sexual misconduct scandal at her alma mater, the Emma Willard School, saying she’s “deeply disturbed and outraged” about the issue.
The veteran FDNY firefighter who fell to his death yesterday was a renowned heavy metal drummer who was scheduled to go on tour next month — and was once offered a spot in the Grammy-nominated band Hatebreed.
Police detectives have videos showing Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam walked alone in the area between her New York City home and the Hudson River for more than three hours the night before her body was found in the river, according to a senior law-enforcement official.
Attorneys for a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD’s body camera program said in court papers the new policy for the cameras, set to be rolled out later this month, should require that more encounters with police and the public be recorded.
New York City’s tourism arm is hoping to counter the president’s “hostile ‘America First’ rhetoric” with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign aimed at countries that often send the most U.S. visitors, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Spain, the agency’s research chief told the NYC Council.
Need to fight a parking ticket? There’s an app for that. The NYC Department of Finance is trying to make it easier for drivers to pay—or fight—parking tickets using a smartphone.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the next installment of his “City Hall in Your Borough” tour on Twitter, with a short video saying he planned to head to Bronx Borough Hall in late May.
A new city jobs program has already placed hundreds of New Yorkers in good tech jobs, de Blasio said.
As other would-be candidates test the Republican NYC mayoral primary waters, the party’s best-funded contender, real estate developer Paul Massey, says he’s in it to win it. “I’m the competitor for the current mayor now, I think people understand that,” he said.
Transit advocacy groups released report cards for every political district in NYC that detail the slowest and spottiest bus lines.
The NYC Department of Investigation is probing a special housing program that allows tenants to buy their apartments for as little as $250.
While the recent effort to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 has finally put New York in the company of almost every other state, the budget deal that accomplished that goal included another criminal justice reform that could serve as inspiration for other states.
A selection committee picked a downtown location for a new train station in Buffalo. Now, it will be up to the state Department of Transportation to make the final determination.
National Fuel Gas Co.’s delivery rates will rise by 2 percent in May after state regulators granted the Amherst natural gas utility its first rate increase in nine years.
A federal judge has dismissed a $25 million medical malpractice suit against the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo.
Medical equipment maker Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. is looking for people with experience in engineering, project management, marketing and sourcing to fill open positions at its Welch Allyn facility in Skaneateles.
A suspended Syracuse firefighter was charged with a felony, accused of tampering with evidence after a fatal crash that led to the hit-and-run arrest of a district attorney’s office investigator.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges have named Gregory Vincent, a college’s alum and a vice president at The University of Texas at Austin, as its 27th president.
Long Island Press, a local news website, has been purchased by a Queens-based newspaper publisher for an undisclosed amount.
RIP Sol Greenberg, the legendary district attorney of Albany County who served as chief prosecutor for a quarter of a century before retiring in 2000, who died yesterday at the age of 95.
Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, 31, is taking over for the late Gwen Ifill as moderator of the long-running PBS political talk show “Washington Week.”
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