As is his wont, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting the road for a post-session victory tour. His focus will be on what he considers his biggest victory: Passage of Start-Up NY (originally proposed as Tax Free-NY).

At 10 a.m., he’ll be at Buffalo State College’s Burchfield Penney Auditorium, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

At 12:45 p.m., he’ll speak at Monroe Community College’s Monroe Room, Flynn Campus Center, 100 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester.

At 3:15 p.m., he’ll be at the Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex Engineering and Science Building Rotunda, 85 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal.

Members of Cuomo’s cabinet are (as usual) also getting in on the Start-Up NY action.

– OGS Commissioner RoAnn Destito kicks things off at 9 a.m. at Centro Civico, 143 E Main St., Amsterdam.

– Next up: Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government Dede Scozzafava, who will speak at the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority Conference Center, 2634 Main St., Lake Placid at 2 p.m.

– At 2 p.m., Secretary of State Cesar Perales will be at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s Larkin Room, 30 Scott’s Corners Dr., Montgomery.

– At 3 p.m., NYS Homes and Community Renewal President Darryl Towns will be at Schenectady County Community College’s Lally Mohawk Room, 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady.

Also at 3 p.m., LG Bob Duffy makes an announcement in Buffalo, at Sheehan Memorial Hospital, 425 Michigan Ave.

In non-Start-UP NY happenings…

At 10 a.m., NY Association of Convenience Stores President James Calvin, The Bodega Association of the U.S. President Ramon Murphy and store owners discuss over 2,500 local stores that opposed increased restrictions on the sale of tobacco products proposed by Mayor Bloomberg; 781 E. 163rd St., Bronx.

At 11 a.m. on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan, Republican John Burnett will announce his candidacy for NYC comptroller, joined by NYS GOP Chairman Ed Cox, New York County GOP Chair Dan Isaacs, Fred Brown of the National Black Republican Council and the Rev. Michael Faulkner.

Also at 11 a.m., Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler mark the start of an outreach campaign to publicize health benefits available to people who were in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks, and a Oct. 3, deadline to file claims for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund; outside the PATH station entrance in front of 7 World Trade Center.

At 12:30 p.m., GOP legislators including Rep. Chris Gibson, will rally in support of Assemblyman Tony Jordan’s bid to become Washington County district attorney. Falls Farm and Garden, Hudson Falls.

NYRA officials are holding a late morning news conference in Saratoga to announce plans for the 40-day racing meet, which opens July 19 and runs through Labor Day.

The NYC City Council will vote on whether to send a package of controversial stop-and-frisk reforms to the full council for a vote.

The US Supreme Court may release rulings on California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. (Today is the last scheduled day for decisions to be handed down, but more could come later this week).

At 7 p.m., Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and Bloomberg policy advisor John Feinblatt speak at a DL21C panel discussion on gun violence legislation; 35 West 67th St., Manhattan.


Cuomo is weighing the appointment this week of district attorneys to his Moreland Act Commission that will investigate corruption in state government.

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Bloomberg sealed their last budget deal with a handshake and a kiss.

The a $70 billion deal for the fiscal year that begins next week includes no tax increases and restores hundreds of millions of dollars in planned cuts to public housing, libraries and after-school programs.

A NYC cosmetic surgeon recommends some injections, nips and tucks for the candidates running for mayor, and thinks former Rep. Anthony Weiner will win – based solely on the fact that his face is in better shape than his rivals.

A coalition of women’s groups suddenly turned on Speaker Sheldon Silver and his Assembly Democrats after the Senate passed nine of the equality provisions while excluding one that would strengthen abortion rights.

AG Eric Schneiderman informed Silver he’s eligible to have the state pay his legal expenses as he fights at least two lawsuits filed against him by women who say they were victimized by Vito Lopez. The AG has a conflict in the case and won’t be representing Silver himself.

This NYT headline might sting for Cuomo: “All-or-Nothing Strategy on Women’s Equality Legislation Ends With Nothing.”

An administration source tells Fred Dicker the Women’s Equality Act “was designed to fill the vacuum of the governor’s lack of issues this year,” adding: “The governor saw how effectively President Obama and the Democrats used women’s issues in the campaign last fall, and he wanted to do the same.”

The Syracuse Post-Standard says the “abject failure” of Cuomo and legislative leaders to reach a deal on anti-corruption reforms overshadows what did get done this session. The editorial board wants a special session, and thinks the governor’s Moreland Act Commission is “not a slam-dunk.”

A profile of Vicki Fuller, chief investment officer at the $160.4 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, who has an accounting degree with a minor in philosophy.

“Ready for Hillary” rolled out another endorser of the not-yet presidential candidate, with a fundraising email from a longtime Clinton ally, former Gen. Wes Clark.

Staff and community members protested yesterday a decision by state-university officials to divert ambulances away from Long Island College Hospital, the only hospital in downtown Brooklyn, to other facilities in the borough.

The state is rewarding two home health care agencies once rebuked in multimillion-dollar false-claims suits by then-AG Cuomo.

Former Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau says Congress should immediately repeal the 2005 gun immunity law, allowing gun shooting victims to sue “and let free-market incentives encourage responsible behavior by the gun industry.”

Led by Rep. Michael Grimm, New York lawmakers banded together to knock off a provision of a federal farm bill that would have subjected Italian and Greek olive oil to new fees and testing — a measure that gave their constituents a bad case of indigestion.

In a DN OpEd, UFT President Michael Mulgrew accuses Bloomberg of misrepresenting the city’s fiscal condition to justify denying workers “decent raises.”

The pro-charter school NY Post praises GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota for his support of charter schools.

Corey Johnson, the gay community- board chairman running for Quinn’s Council seat this fall, tried to hide his past work for corporate clients that have opposed marriage equality.

US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was a surprise speaker at the Cicero-North Syracuse graduation this weekend. (Her two nephews were members of the graduating class).

Using the same cable he employed while crossing Niagara Falls last year, daredevil Nik Wallenda walked over the Grand Canyon.

Wallenda said he next wants to stroll the skies between the Empire State and Chrysler buildings — a distance of about 4,000 feet, which is some nine city blocks.

The consulting firm that a New York State investigative panel claims charged “exorbitant” fees for its services to LIPA said it had been unaware of the commission’s claims before Saturday.

Bernard Tolbert, the former head of the FBI’s Buffalo office, is revving up his challenge to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

The UFT has kicked its political machine into high gear on behalf of its chosen NYC mayoral candidate, Bill Thompson.

Local governments would be able to regulate the sale of puppies at pet stores under a bill that won final passage in the state Legislature.

The Legislature also passed a bill permitting pharmacists to give meningitis vaccinations, a measure aimed at a deadly outbreak among gay and bisexual men in New York City.

US Sen. Chuck Schumer sharply criticized Russia for Edward Snowden’s departure from Hong Kong and reported travel to Moscow.

Cuomo and Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., met for more than five hours on Saturday but did not reach an agreement on resolving the ongoing feud over the management of the Peace Bridge.

Jerome Hauer, commissioner of the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, comes to work with a handgun regularly, if not every day, while state Insurance Fund employee Michael Ryan is being investigated for bringing his gun to the office – a sign of selective enforcement by state officials.

With the murder rate at a historic low, the NYPD has quietly moved to examine more of car crashes, focusing new attention and resources on another manner of violent death in the streets — the victims walking, riding bicycles or in a vehicle.