The NYS Democrats kick off Day One of their convention at the Long Island Hilton – Huntington. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and state AG Eric Schneiderman will be formally nominated for re-election.

The big question: Who has Cuomo chosen as his running mate to replace LG Bob Duffy on the November ticket? The answer is expected some time today.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who will be nominated tomorrow at the convention, is in New York City today with no public schedule.

At 8 a.m., NYC Deputy Mayor for housing and economic development Alicia Glen speaks at breakfast meeting at the Citizens Budget Commission, Harvard Club, 25 West 44th St., Manhattan.

At 8:03 a.m., Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will be a guest on 570 WSYR.

At 9:30 a.m., GOP AG candidate John Cahill is a guest on Binghamton Now with Bob Joseph, AM 1290 WNBF.

At 10 a.m., Cahill will be a guest on the Geraldo Rivera Show, AM 77 WAMC.

At 10:45 a.m., New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are scheduled to speak at a news briefing during the Republican Governors Association’s quarterly meeting, The Waldorf-Astoria hotel, 301 Park Ave., Manhattan.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen speaks during New York University’s 182nd commencement ceremonies; Yankee Stadium, 1 E. 161st St., the Bronx.

At 11 a.m., consumer groups promote legislation that addresses patients who need specific medications, LCA Room (130), Legislative Office Building, Albany.

At 11:30 a.m., Cahill will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter, WCNY.

Also at 11:30 a.m., Astorino will visit the birthplace of Memorial Day and lay a wreath at the Waterloo veterans monument, LaFayette Park, 202 W. Main St., Routes 5 & 20, Waterloo.

Also at 11:30 a.m., the New York City Campaign Finance Board meets, 100 Church St., 12th Floor, CFB’s Board Room, Lower Manhattan.

At 11:45 a.m., NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina joins NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Bronx Academy for Software Gymnasium, Bronx Academy for Software Engineering, 2474 Crotona Ave., the Bronx.

At 12:35 p.m., David Salway, director of the New York State Broadband Program Office, will discuss how public-private partnerships can expand broadband service to areas in need, The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Colonie.

At 1:15 p.m., Astorino will tour OptiPro Systems, Inc with Assemblyman Bob Oaks, 6368 Dean Parkway, Ontario.

At 2:30 p.m., Astorino will tour Orbaker Fruit Farm with Assemblyman Bob Oaks, 3451 Lake Rd., Williamson.

At 3 p.m., Farina participates in an “Internet Week” lesson with NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, taught by 6th grade students in the Software Engineering Pilot Program, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St., Manhattan.

At 5 p.m., Astorino will attend the Wayne County Highway Superintendents Annual Bullhead Dinner, Dockers Seafood and Grille, 6483 Catchpole Shores Rd., North Rose.

At 5:30 p.m., Astorino will attend the Wayne County GOP Chairman’s Club Dinner, Dockers Seafood and Grille, 6483 Catchpole Shore Rd., North Rose.

At 7:45 p.m., Astorino will be the guest speaker at the Newark Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner, Grady’s Pub and Banquet Hall, Newark Quality Inn, 125 N. Main Street, Newark.


Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown reportedly pushed hard to have his name included in the LG mix, but in recent days became “less enamored” with the job.

While the Democrats gather on Long Island, GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will campaign in Seneca and Wayne Counties.

Former state Democratic Party Chair and current Nassau County Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs will step on Cuomo’s script today by pushing for a resolution denouncing the Independence Party. Jacobs says he expects his motion to be tabled.

The DN sides with Jacobs, saying Cuomo “must” heed calls to turn down the state Independence Party line.

AG Eric Schneiderman has a big problem for an incumbent seeking a second term: Many New Yorkers barely seem to know his name. Republicans see this an an opportunity to win back a statewide office for the first time in well over a decade.

A Q poll to be released later this morning shows Cuomo’s lead over Astorino would drop to 13 percentage points if the Working Families Party puts up its own candidate in the governor’s race.

The state Board of Elections asked the NYC Campaign Finance Board to administer the pilot program for public financing of the comptroller’s race—but city board is statutorily prohibited taking it over, officials from the respective boards said.

State lawmakers have passed a bill proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio that would prevent higher tax bills for NYC residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes after they were damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer says his office will vote the 2.6 million shares of McDonald’s held in the city’s pension funds against an advisory measure on executive pay at the company’s annual meeting tomorrow.

As former New York City mayoral candidate John Liu attempts to restart his political career with a bid for a state Senate seat, city lawyers are accusing him in recently filed court papers of assaulting the integrity of the city’s campaign-finance system.

As part of the budget approved by Cuomo this year, the state is financing an expansion of a program designed to protect older residents in NYC rent regulated apartments by raising the maximum annual income required for the benefit to $50,000, from $29,000.

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said he plans to spend more than $1 million over the next budget year to review questionable convictions.

New York state bought 590 acres of Catskill Park land in the latest in a string of conservation acquisitions made by the Cuomo administration.

Former President Bill Clinton bolstered de Blasio, appearing with the mayor in Harlem and calling his first year in office “brilliant” so far.

De Blasio paid a somber visit to the 9/11 memorial museum a day before it opens to the public.

For the first time in 50 years, six state Assembly and Senate seats have opened across Brooklyn, prompting a rush to fill electoral pockets that, in many cases, have changed dramatically since the last time they were contested.

State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins was joined by her conference members and women’s advocates at a Tuesday news conference calling on the chamber’s Majority Coalition to bring the 10-item Women’s Equality Act, including a controversial abortion plank, to the floor for a vote.

By margins as wide as 6-to-1 in Chenango Valley, voters in Broome and Tioga counties approved school budgets.

All 37 school budgets in Erie and Niagara counties were approved, with almost all passing with more than 60 percent of the vote.

Voters overwhelmingly approved school budgets across the Capital Region, too.

Ditto in the Hudson Valley, and Long Island.

A 19-year-old University at Buffalo sophomore has landed a seat on the Frontier Board of Education.

The state Health Department is unveiling its first-ever “Youth Sexual Health Plan” to promote safe sex and prevent HIV and unintended pregnancies.

The chief regulator of utilities in New York demanded yesterday that Consolidated Edison explain how it is coping with the sharp rise in complaints about gas odors since an explosion in March leveled two buildings in East Harlem, killing eight people.

A bill that would allow limited use of medical marijuana cleared an important hurdle when the Senate Health Committee narrowly voted to move it to the Senate Finance Committee – the last stop before a full house vote.

Sen. Bill Larkin, a Republican who crossed party lines to move the med-mar bill forward, said he voted his conscience.

The NYC Council wants to add 1,000 officers to the NYPD. The police commissioner, however, says the city can’t afford a bigger force, which now stands at more than 35,000.

The families of two volunteer firefighters killed in the Christmas Eve 2012 shootings in Webster and two survivors of the attack are suing the store that sold the guns used against them.

Assemblyman John T. McDonald III introduced a bill last week that would abolish the 92-year-old Hudson River-Black River Regulating District and hand responsibility for its network of dams and reservoirs to the New York Power Authority.

President Obama will be the first sitting president to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame when he makes a stop in Cooperstown tomorrow.

A top security chief for the MTA’s subways and buses was reportedly forced out by agency bosses amid an investigation into allegations he hired and promoted double-dipping retired cops and many of his pals.

RIP Robert Slaughter, husband of Rep. Louise Slaughter, who passed away at the age of 82.