Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Broome County and New York City.

At 7:40 a.m., Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will be a guest on WIBX with host Bill Keeler.

At 9 a.m., Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. and other members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization welcome GOP AG candidate John Cahill to the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, 1437 Longfellow Ave., the Bronx.

At 9:30 a.m., Astorino will be a guest on WNBF with host Bob Joseph.

Also at 9:30 a.m., state Education Commissioner John King will visit the Children’s School of Rochester No. 15, 494 Averill Ave., Rochester.

At 11 a.m., Cuomo makes an announcement, Binghamton University, ITC Center, Atrium Rotunda, 85 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal.

Also at 11 a.m., Democratic LG candidate Kathy Hochul tours downtown Auburn with Mayor Mike Quill, in front of Auburn Memorial City Hall, 24 South St., Auburn.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral for Police Officer Michael Williams, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church, 1925 Route 82, LaGrangeville.

At 11:45 a.m., King will visit the Durand-Eastman Intermediate School, 95 Point Pleasant Rd., Rochester.

At noon, NYCLU’s “Wheel of Justice” – a brightly-colored, 7-foot-tall carnival wheel – come to Albany, Swan and Washington streets, West Capitol Park.

At 1 p.m., Hochul tours Utica Auditorium and meets local business owners, 400 Oriskany St. West, Utica.

Also at 1 p.m., Senate candidate George Amedore, Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Patty Ritchie and local farmers discuss farming issues in the 46th SD and launch a series of rural resurgence initiatives, Chuctanunda Farms, 6318 Route 30 South, Florida.

At 1:20 p.m., Hochul visits Gerber’s 1933 Tavern with local business owners, 16 Liberty St., Utica.

At 1:35 p.m., Hochul meets small business owner Frank Elias with Mayor Robert Palmieri and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, Utica Roasting Company, 92 Genesee St., Utica.

At 1:50 p.m., Hochul tours Utica Harbor with Palmieri and Brindisi, 109 Genesee St., Utica.

At 5 p.m., Onondaga County Comptroller and GOP state comptroller candidate Bob Antonacci attends the Saratoga County Republican Committee Republican Rally & BBQ, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Prospect Street, Balston Spa.

At 5:15 p.m., Hochul speaks at a Democratic rally in Onondaga County, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 317 Hall, 566 Spencer St., Syracuse.

At 6 p.m., de Blasio meets with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Consulate General of Italy, 690 Park Ave., Manhattan. (Closed press).

Also at 6 p.m., Astorino will be honored as the special guest at Fiesta Latina Con Art Bodega,
El Museo Del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.

At 7 p.m., Cahill will be a guest on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” with host Errol Louis.


US AG Eric Holder, who last year declared a crisis in America’s legal-defense system for the poor, is supporting a class-action lawsuit that accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State of New York of perpetuating a system that violates the rights of people who cannot afford to hire lawyers.

A week after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped Staten Island Chuck in front of a crowd of spectators on Feb. 2, the weather-predicting groundhog died (which was actually a female named “Charlotte”) of internal injuries. The zoo went to great lengths to keep the animal’s demise a secret.

A virtual unknown not so long ago, de Blasio is now determined to cultivate a profile on the international stage. But advisers say he remains focused on municipal matters above all else.

De Blasio brought his message on income inequality to the international stage Wednesday with a speech in the U.K., further solidifying his position as a leader in the activist wing of the Democratic Party.

While endorsing Labour leader Ed Miliband for prime minister, de Blasio pointed to his own dramatic rise as proof that underdogs can win.

Zephyr Teachout spent $3.82 for every vote she won in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, half as much as Cuomo, according to filings with the state Board of Elections.

Cuomo and NJ Gov. Chris Christie signed a memorandum of understanding to increase regional security. Specifically, New York State will deploy the National Guard for a greater presence on the railways.

Cuomo’s GOP opponent, Rob Astorino, slammed Christie for appearing with the Democratic governor and accused him of trying to boost Cuomo’s re-election bid.

Republican Assemblyman Kieran Micahel Lalor is criticizing the Cuomo administration’s $750 million subsidy for a new solar panel factory in Buffalo, citing a 2-year-old federal investigation into whether SolarCity inflated the cost of their work so they would receive bigger federal subsidies than they deserved.

Cuomo has received $2.7 million in campaign contributions from corporations that have been awarded $7.2 million in state contracts, according to Astorino.

Genting, the Malaysian gambling company vying to build casinos in the Hudson Valley, is taking no chances and sparing no expense in its attempt to win one of four available licenses from the state.

A $350 rebate check to more than 1 million residents with children started being mailed out late Tuesday and should hit mailboxes within a week, the state Department of Taxation and Finance confirmed.

MTA board members signed off on a $32 billion five-year capital plan, but didn’t say where, exactly, all that cash will come from.

John Cahill, the Republican Party attorney general candidate, said that if elected he would use the department’s organized crime task force to vet casino applicants.

Upper East Side author Ronald Smith is crusading to get eBay to ban all “celebrity nude” and “nude celebrity fantasy” listings unless sellers can produce a signed model release and proof that they are licensed to sell such images.

President Obama’s expansion of the US military campaign against the extremist group Islamic State into Syria is illegal, according to Rep. Jerry Nadler.

From now on, when a complaint of child abuse is reported, child protective workers across the state will know if a previous report has been filed against the alleged abuser or whether past concerns have been raised about a child’s well-being.

Chicago-based AKPD Message & Media, founded by David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, has been paid more than $14 million this year by New York Democrats – most of it by the state Democratic Committee and Cuomo’s re-election campaign.

A plan to build 396 townhouses for ultra-orthodox Jews in a rural New York village is pitting residents and local officials against a developer who says he’s a victim of an anti-Semitic plot.

Democrats have started floating names of possible replacement candidates after Dave Denenberg’s abrupt departure from a key Long Island Senate race. Top candidates include legislative Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams.

Halfmoon Democrats demanded Republicans cut ties with a recently indicted developer, Bruce Tanski, and return a small fortune in campaign contributions they received from him.

Sen. George Latimer, who describes himself as the most outspoken New York Democrat against the Common Core standards, could become chair of the Education Committee if his conference succeeds in taking back the majority.

Peter Park helped former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist bring down the Park East Freeway, one mile of elevated highway that once bisected that city. And Park believes the same should be done in cities like Syracuse, where the future of an aging Interstate 81 is being debated.

Cablevision filed suit against the Communications Workers of America on Wednesday, alleging the union libeled the company after accusations the cable giant fired a black worker who compared its treatment of workers to “slavery.”