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

The Legislature is in session in Albany for the second-to-last scheduled day of the 2017 session.

In D.C. this morning, Prseident Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence participate in a bilateral meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine.

Trump also meets with his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and will have a Legislative Affairs lunch in the afternoon.

Pence then will then deliver remarks at the National Association of Manufacturers 2017 Manufacturing Summit. Afterwards, he’ll be at the U.S. Capitol to participate in the Senate Republican Policy Lunch and host a series of meetings with lawmakers.

In the evening, Pence and his wife, Second Lady Karen Pence, will host the president and First Lady Melania Trump for dinner at the vice president’s residence.

A fuller calendar of the day’s events appears at the end of this post.


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed at a City Hall really attended by many union members that he has done everything he can to accommodate charters, offering to “sit down anytime, anywhere” for “a constructive dialogue about how we can work with charter schools and with parents who are in charter schools.”

“There’s only three days left. Three days left. Our children’s futures hang in the balance,” de Blasio said, warning of dire consequences if Albany doesn’t renew mayoral control of the NYC school system.”

De Blasio said that he has talked to Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan only once in recent weeks — last Thursday or Friday — a sign of his rocky relationship with the Republican who year after year has seemed to relish tormenting the mayor over the issue of school control.

The mayor does have other priorities for the legislative session scheduled to end tomorrow, and while he has found some time to publicly advocate for a couple of them, his representatives are working relationships in Albany to move several key items.

With the major negotiating points — mayoral control, local sales tax extensions, charter school provisions and the Child Victims Act — all still hung up, a “Buy American” state procurement program was given life at the state Capitol at the same time a bill to allow alcohol sales in movie theaters was given a bleak outlook.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution, potentially setting the stage for a ruling that could for the first time impose limits on a practice that has helped define American politics since the early days of the Republic.

President Trump decried North Korea as a “brutal regime” after University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was freed from the totalitarian nation last week, died yesterday afternoon.

President Trump’s top spokesman Sean Spicer will reportedly soon shift to a new role inside the White House.

House Democrats are demanding that Michael Flynn disclose more information about an alleged trip to Saudi Arabia to promote a possible joint U.S.-Russian project there that he failed to disclose when he renewed his security clearance.

Jared Kushner made some rare public comments at the kick-off event of what the White House is calling “Tech Week.”

The personal data of nearly 200 million voters was exposed by an enormous security breach by a private contractor running a large database for the Republican National Committee.

Responding to reports of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered a review of the state’s election-related cyber security efforts, the Daily News has learned. “The integrity of the electoral system is essential to a functioning democracy,” he said.

Le Moyne College in DeWitt has decided to opt out of a new state program that provides tuition assistance for private college and university students in New York, a college official said.

The free tuition offer has had little effect on where most graduating high school seniors are headed to college this fall, area guidance counselors say.

Eric Garner’s daughter has been asked to meet with the U.S. Justice Department to get an update on its years-long investigation into his chokehold death on Staten Island.

NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo, whose use of a banned chokehold on Garner preceded the Staten Island man’s death three years ago, got married over the weekend.

An attorney for three women who accused former Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment said state human rights officials have launched a probe of the network.

Long Island Rail Road commuters disrupted by the Penn Station construction this summer would get discounted fares under a proposal backed by Cuomo and some key MTA board members.

The hundreds of commuters who rely on Penn Station are seeking alternatives in preparation for track work disruptions.

The feud between Cuomo and Rep. Chris Collins continued with the WNY Republican congressman boasting about calling out the governor.

Collins said that he will carry a gun while traveling in his district not only to protect himself, but also to protect his constituents.

The GOP-controlled state Senate voted unanimously to approve new restrictions on the indoor use of electronic cigarettes, clearing the way for the rules to become law.

Sen. Jim Tedisco, a freshman GOP lawmaker, broke ranks with his colleagues and said he’d vote for a bill to help child sex abuse survivors. “If it comes to the floor, I’ll support any of the versions that are out there,” he pledged.

Cuomo has ordered a multiagency investigation into whether landlords across the state are discriminating against immigrants — including asking them to prove their citizenship or face eviction.

Hoosick Falls residents were shocked when the testing of sites contaminated with PFOA, a toxic manufacturing chemical, revealed levels significantly higher than originally reported.

Ahead of last year’s elections, state Senate Republicans boosted many of their candidates with financial support from a campaign fund that was barred under state law from being used to promote individual candidates, according to a court filing by the state Board of Elections’ independent enforcement office.

Representatives of the state PSC were in court defending their decision last August to award a multibillion dollar, 12-year subsidy to a group of upstate nuclear power plants along Lake Ontario. Opponents say it is a corporate giveaway, but state officials contend it will cut down on greenhouse gases.

Just 15 days after being released from prison, a ubiquitous forger started selling phony art again, the authorities said.

The Families of Continental Flight 3407 renewed their fight to preserve pilot experience requirements they got written into the law seven years ago, but this time they could be facing their most daunting opponent yet: the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force.

Rep. John Katko has introduced a House bill that he said would significantly cut the time it takes to identify and place synthetic drugs, like Spice, on the federal Controlled Substance list. Drugs on the list are more heavily regulated.

An obese acting state Supreme Court judge did not do his $193,000-a-year job for over three years because he was too fat, and will still retire with a hefty pension even though an ethics panel found he milked the system.

Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan will join the state Court of Claims as a judge following her confirmation by the state Senate yesterday. She was among a batch of 15 nominees and re-appointees confirmed during an afternoon session.

Niagara Falls City Councilman Ezra P. Scott Jr. pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Scott, however, can earn a reduction to impaired driving, if he stays out of trouble during six months of interim probation.

After weeks of hunting for someone to run for the seat being vacated by Republican Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino, the Democrats have selected Andrea Smyth, executive director of the New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health.

Buffalo mayoral candidate Taniqua Simmons has been a community activist for the past 25 years, often using others’ tragedies to push for social change.

Panhandlers on the corner of Ridge and Abbott roads sparked a new ordinance in Lackawanna, as city lawmakers voted unanimously to adopt a law barring aggressive panhandling.

The state Legislature approved a bill that expands pine barrens protections to hundreds of acres in Mastic and Shoreham on Long Island, and could block plans for two commercial solar farms.

Students and parents urged the Copiague Board of Education last night to reverse its action barring a group of seniors from graduation ceremonies in connection with vandalism of the high school.

The Town of Oyster Bay agreed to cooperate with investigators looking into past concessions agreements as a condition for borrowing nearly $50 million for operating and capital expenses this week.

Syracuse native Jon Fishman has a new job in Maine: Politician. The Phish drummer won last week’s election for the Board of Selectmen in Lincolnville, where his wife and five children have lived for the past decade. Fishman will serve on the five-seat board for three years.

Katy Perry just broke another Twitter record: The “Bon Appetit” singer is the first person on the site to hit 100 million followers.

Happening today…

At 8 a.m., the Long Island City Partnership and Modern Spaces host the LIC Summit, a forum to explore issues currently affecting Long Island City and issues that will shape the neighborhood’s future, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Queens.

At 8:30 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul discusses NY’s participation in autonomous vehicle demonstrations at the 2017 annual summer meeting of the Council of the University Transportation Centers, Lexus Club, Key Bank Arena, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo.

At 9 a.m., NYC Councilman Andy King speaks at the graduation ceremony for students at M.S. 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, auditorium of Harry S. Truman High School, 750 Baychester Ave., Bronx.

Also at 9 a.m., NYC Councilman Daniel Garodnick, city Department of Transportation Manhattan Borough Commissioner Luis Sanchez and Riders Alliance announce and unveil nearly $1 million in upgrades for bus riders in Manhattan, southeast corner of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan.

At 9:30 a.m., Long Island GOP Rep. Peter King hosts a Combating Gang Violence on Long Island: Shutting Down the MS-13 Pipeline hearing of the House Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee, Alfonse M. D’Amato U.S. Courthouse, 100 Federal Plaza, Central Islip.

At 10 a.m., Hochul takes a test ride in a self-driving car, University at Buffalo, North Campus, Center for Tomorrow parking lot, Buffalo.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver joins Uniqlo Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Jean Shein to celebrate the new public art installations, Joyce Kilmer Park, E. 161st Street, the Bronx.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will thank volunteers at the CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! Call-In event, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th St., Room 1.75, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., NYC Councilman Rory Lancman holds a press conference with local elected leaders and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 workers to denounce Charter Communications’ use of out-of-state contractors, Charter/Spectrum Headend Location, 7645 164th St., Queens.

Also at 11 a.m., Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams presents a Maternal Health Community Forum, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.

Also at 11 a.m., members of New York activist groups hold a press conference and protest criticizing Cuomo’s plans for New York Penn Station, Farley Post Office steps, Manhattan.

At 12:30 p.m., NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina holds a media availability, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 12:30 p.m., the office of Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez celebrates Pride Month with an event honoring leaders in the community, Feil Hall, 22nd floor, Brooklyn Law School, 205 State Street, Brooklyn.

At 1 p.m., de Blasio and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a press call, urging Albany to pass an extension of mayoral control.

Also at 1 p.m., NYC Councilman Andy King speaks at the graduation ceremony for students at Pablo Casals M.S. 181, auditorium of Harry S. Truman High School, 750 Baychester Ave., the Bronx.

At 2 p.m., Monroe County Legislator and Rochester mayoral candidate James Sheppard will hold a press conference pointing out some of “the many flaws” in Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren’s proposed budget, 922 W. Main St., across from the old St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester.

Also at 2 p.m., a news conference will be held to provide details on findings outlined in a report that will be released by the Broome County Child Fatality Review Team, Broome County Health Department, 225 Front St., Binghamton.

At 5 p.m., NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and City Council members Jumaane Williams and Robert Cornegy host a Caribbean Heritage Month celebration, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 5:30 p.m., Hochul highlights details of Cuomo’s plan for free SUNY and CUNY tuition, Doles Community Center, 250 South 6th Ave., Mt. Vernon.

Also at 5:30 p.m., Buffalo mayoral candidate Mark J.F. Schroeder unveils the fourth point of his “Compass Plan” during a briefing at his 311 South Park Ave. headquarters.

At 6 p.m., the NYS GOP holds a fundraising dinner with Lara Trump, honoring Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sheraton Times Square hotel; 811 7th Ave. between West 52nd and West 53rd streets, Manhattan.

Also at 6 p.m., NYC Sanitation Department Commissioner Kathryn Garcia shows how would-be trashed food gets transformed into new delicacies, DSNY’s Spring Street Salt Shed, 336 Spring St., Manhattan.

Also at 6 p.m., Manhattan Community Board 11 holds a full board meeting and public hearing, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Goldwurm Auditorium, 1425 Madison Avenue, Manhattan.

At 7 p.m., Hochul celebrates the Museum of the City of New York’s Beyond Suffrage Exhibit at NY Women in Politics reception, 135 Central Park W., Manhattan.

Also at 7 p.m., the Westside Republican Club hosts National Review columnist John Fund, The Jewish Center, Blue Room, 131 W. 86th St., 10th floor, Manhattan.

At 7:30 p.m., NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill attends the 104th Precinct Community Council meeting with New York City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78th Avenue, Queens.

At 8 p.m., NYC GOP mayoral candidate Paul Massey makes remarks, meets and greets voters, Ronald Reagan Republican Club special meeting, Lenny’s Clam Bar, 161-30 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, Queens.