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

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota is speaking at the Crain’s Breakfast Forum. (The Plaza Hotel, Manhattan, 768 Fifth Ave., 8-9:30 a.m.)

Anti-fracking activists will hold a press conference outside of the SUNY Board of Trustees meeting calling on Cuomo and the SUNY board to stop supporting the University of Buffalo Shale Resources and Society Institute. (SUNY Global Center, Manhattan, 116 East 55th St., 12:30 p.m.)

At noon, Mayor Bloomberg delivers an address at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. on the four-year anniversary of the financial collapse and the future of the recovery.

At 6 p.m., Bloomberg will be back in NYC to receive an award from the National Fatherhood Initiative. (LaGuardia Community College).

The NYS Association of Counties kicks off its three-day fall seminar in Syracuse.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hosting the 11th annual New York Farm Day in D.C. (Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building, 5:30 p.m.)


Today’s Q poll finds New Yorkers still love Cuomo (70-16), and want him – not legislative leaders – to clean up corruption in the Legislature.

After attending the 9/11 commemoration ceremony at Ground Zero, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver hosted a fund-raiser at the Prime Grill in Manhattan for a member of his Democratic conference, Queens Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who is running for Congress.

A spokesman for Meng said the assemblywoman had the opportunity to “share her (9/11) remembrances” at the lunch.

JCOPE has sent subpoenas to several staffers in Silver’s office as well as to state comptroller and AG aides regarding the Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal.

The speaker hired Bloomberg’s former communications director, Stu Loeser, to help him navigate the Lopez scandal.

Silver’s counsel Jim Yates has reportedly obtained outside counsel to represent him in this mess.

Said Sen. Roy McDonald, who’s facing a GOP primary Thursday and is under fire for voting “yes” on gay marriage: “I’m in the party of Abraham Lincoln — I’m very proud of that. I’m not in a party of a bunch of right-wing nitwits.”

It took only 90 seconds for the attacks to start in last night’s debate between McDonald and his GOP opponent, Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione.

The SUNY Board of Trustees is expected to approve a first-in-the-nation initiative that will engage student borrowers at every point in the process: when they take out loans, begin repayment and if they need help avoiding default.

The Citizens Budget Commission is warning Metro-North commuters that fares could potentially jump 32 percent to make up for the payroll tax that was ruled unconstitutional last month.

The final days of the “marquee” WNY state Senate primary (60th SD) have been “tinged with charges of race baiting, ethnic bashing and even evidence of someone playing the ‘gay card'”.

More than 60 Binghamton University employees have signed a letter urging the Vestal town board to enact a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

The League of Women Voters of Steuben County has canceled an Oct. 17 public forum with congressional candidates after Rep. Tom Reed declined to participate.