Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule. This evening, he’s scheduled to host a fundraiser for his re-election campaign (not advised by his press office) at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan. Tickets start at $1,000 and go to $25,000 (for a “host” table).

Today at 4 p.m. is the deadline for operators in the hunt for one of New York’s four new casino licenses to submit applications – 20 copies! – to the state Gaming Commission in Schenectady. Seventeen groups are expected to submit bids.

At 9:05 a.m., Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will be a guest on WUTQ 100.7FM with hosts Mark Piersma & Frank Elias.

At 9:30 a.m., GOP AG candidate John Cahill will be a guest on “Talk of the Town,” WUTQ Utica 100.7 FM.

At 10 a.m., Democratic Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, campaigning for re-election, holds a reception for reporters; 49 E. 92nd St., Manhattan.

At 10:30 a.m., DCCC Chair and Rep. Steve Israel outlines his legislative proposal that would direct the FDA to require manufacturers of over-the-counter children’s medications to include “flow restrictors” designed to provide more accurate doses and prevent overdoses; North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center, 269-01 76th Ave., Queens.

At 11 a.m., LG Bob Duffy speaks at the University at Buffalo’s Educational Opportunity Center dedication ceremony honoring former Assembly Deputy Speaker Arthur Eve, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the NYPD Graduation Ceremony, Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Ave., Manhattan.

At noon, Cahill meets with Rockland County Executive and Former Chief of Detectives of the Balltimore Police Department Ed Day to discuss criminal justice issues, 11 New Hempstead Rd., New City. (A media availability will follow).

Also at noon, NYC elected officials launch the “National Network Against Gun Violence,” founded by Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., the state Financial Restructuring Board, charged with helping revenue-strapped municipalities, meets in Room 250 of the State Capitol, Albany.

At 1:30 p.m., Astorino will be a guest on Long Island News Radio 103.9FM with host John Gomez.

At 2:05 p.m., Astorino will be a guest on La Fiesta 98.5FM.

At 2:15 p.m., IDC Leader Jeff Klein and “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi announce state funding to launch an education campaign to raise awareness about endometriosis, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, 625 Castle Hill Ave., the Bronx.

At 3 p.m., de Blasio attends a retirement ceremony for Detective Bromm, the 78th Precinct, 65 6th Ave., Brooklyn.

At 5:30 p.m., New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition and other opponents of fracking rally outside Cuomo’s campaign fundraiser in support of a ban on fracking, Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E. 42nd St., Manhattan.

At 6:30 p.m., UAlbany President Robert Jackson Robert J. Jones talks about the importance of community engagement, First Unitarian Universalist Society, 405 Washington Ave., Albany. Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan provides opening remarks.

At 7:45 p.m., Astorino will attend the Queens Village Republican Club meeting, Knights of Columbus, St. Anne’s Council, 263-15 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks.


A federal grand jury in White Plains has been calling in witnesses as it probes the matter of the employment of state Sen. Tom Libous’ son at a law firm assigned to an Albany lobbying group close to the senator.

Former Gov. David Paterson was paid at least $386,000 in 2013 to consult for various interest groups – including $50,000 to help the Republican-linked lobbying firm Mercury Public Affairs handle a “public relations problem” for one of its clients.

If the IDC-regular Democrat reunification holds, says former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, “a different economic agenda becomes law, Andrew Cuomo becomes the reluctant progressive and Jeff Klein becomes a figure of enormous progressive importance.”

Senate insiders describe GOP Leader Dean Skelos as initially “stunned’’ by Cuomo’s action in moving the IDC to the regular Democrats’ side – even though the governor vowed to do just that a month ago in exchange for the WFP’s endorsement.

In three weeks, a Long Island Rail Road strike could force tens of thousands of commuters onto clogged roads and overstuffed buses.

From medical marijuana to anti-heroin measures to teacher-evaluation adjustments, the high-profile issues that dominated the last week of business at the State Capitol originated in the Senate and Assembly.

With pre-K classes set to grow under NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plan, the ad hoc in-home day care providers that serve thousands of city children are getting fresh attention.

De Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, plan to kick off the latest chapter of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City during a meeting with the organization’s newly constituted board of directors at Gracie Mansion this morning.

Stu Loeser & Co., the consulting firm founded by a longtime spokesman for former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has hired Khan Shoieb, who will leave his job as the New York communications director for the Working Families Party.

The DN profiles McCray’s chief of staff, Rachel Noerdlinger, who is a “very influential figure” at City Hall.

Three months after Cuomo said he was pulling the plug on his anti-corruption Moreland Commission, the panel’s executive director Regina Calcaterra is still drawing a hefty paycheck.

With a new state law signed by Cuomo last week adding a third Family Court judge to Ulster County by next year, county officials are now asking: Where do you put them?

Vice President Joe Biden sneaked in and out of his niece’s wedding in Auburn this weekend with as much grace as one can have with an entourage of secret service, police dogs and ambulances trailing behind.

Andrea Peyser slams Chelsea Clinton for saying she tried, but couldn’t care about money, noting the former first daughter reportedly pulled in $26,724 for each minute she’s appeared on TV as a “special correspondent” for NBC News.

A book importer in China has scrapped plans to distribute Hillary Clinton’s memoir “Hard Choices,” which talks about Chinese censorship and a dissident who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, due to sensitive content.

The fierce primary battle for Rep. Charlie Rangel’s seat is over, but a new race is just beginning. Would-be successors are already lining up to run in 2016, when Rangel has said he won’t be seeking re-election.

A crowd of about 1,000 people stood in line at the Chappaqua Library Sunday morning for a chance to have the former first lady and secretary of state sign a copy of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”

Assemblyman Micah Kellner today will lose his offices in both Albany and Manhattan as his punishment for continuing to ignore the rules after he was found to have violated the chamber’s sexual harassment policies.

A founder of the nonprofit that paid nearly $7,000 for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and his top deputy to travel to China told The NY Post he doesn’t know where the group gets its money.

Outside party money played a role in only one of two high-profile Long Island congressional primaries.

Bob McCarthy explains why Sen. Mrk Grisanti skipped Cuomo’s heroin bill signing in Buffalo last week.

Business and women’s groups are prepared for the fallout from another US Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act – this time on whether the religious beliefs of owners of for-profit enterprises give them the right to opt out of the law’s requirement of contraception coverage for employees.

Gabriela Rosa pleaded guilty to marriage fraud charges in Manhattan Federal Court last Friday in a deal that required the Democrat to immediately resign from the Assembly.

The PSC on Friday quietly ordered a new investigation into Con Edison’s practices, stemming from an ongoing examination of the East Harlem gas explosion in March that killed eight people.

The New York Public Library is looking south for inspiration as it goes back to the drawing board for a planned renovation of its landmark Fifth Avenue building and the branch across the street.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer has rejected a Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications contract four times this year, saying there were no apparent safeguards on the vendor’s rates.

Twelve people were shot over the weekend in NYC during a roughly seven hour timeframe – the deadliest spate of shootings since de Blasio took office.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins say they plan to introduce legislation to reauthorize the Erie Canal’s designation as a national heritage corridor for another 15 years.

Environmental clean-up crews responded this weekend to an oil spill at the Port of Albany after 100 gallons of oil spilled out of a rail car.