Get all the reactions you could possible want to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s big speech today here.

The Cuomo administration is breaking a long-standing tradition by refusing to release school aid runs until the Legislature acts on the governor’s education reform agenda, which is tied to education aid.

Tom Precious: “Perhaps showing the signs of a fifth year in office, many of the Cuomo proposals are either old or re-shaped from previous years.”

To wit: Many of Cuomo’s government reform proposals aren’t new.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner said Cuomo’s talk today about the unity of the New York “family” is hard to square with his continued push to make the state’s communities compete for money.

Cuomo says he wants to make the property tax cap permanent, but EJ McMahon notes that wasn’t included in the budget documents posted online late today.

The governor wants to slap a new tax averaging less than $25 on health insurance premiums to help pay the cost of running the state’s health insurance exchange.

The WFP for the first time released a video response to the governor’s State of the State/budget address, laying out a “bolder agenda” to put working families first.

Chris Smith says the governor has demonstrated that he very much wants to remain part of the “national conversation,” even if he doesn’t get the chance to run for president in 2016.

Sen. Liz Krueger promoted her proposal to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana, arguing that the bill will provoke invaluable discussion – though it stands little chance of passing in the GOP-dominated Senate.

Neither DREAM Act supporters nor the Senate Republicans are happy that Cuomo wants to tie the issue passage of an education investment tax credit – but for different reasons.

VP Joe Biden says there’s a “chance” he’ll challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic party’s presidential nominee in 2016.

Clinton addressed a crowd of nearly 1,800 guests at a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the local convention center.

Just like everyone else, Chelsea Clinton is “waiting too” to see what her mother decides about 2016, adding: “It’s really sweet how my mom is just so clearly happy being a grandma.”

David Denenberg, a Democrat who ran for State Senate last year before dropping out over accusations he stole millions from a former legal client, entered a guilty plea today.

“The website for (Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Party) seems not to have changed since November, at least in verb tense.”

NYC Councilman Mark Levine introduced a bill that would require the city to keep beaches and pools open until the first day of school, and on weekends through the end of September.

Ex-US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, quit the Bloomberg Philanthropies board due to its plans to significantly increase investments in its “Beyond Coal” initiative.

Freshman Rep. Lee Zeldin and his replacement in the state Senate, Tom Crocci, will co-headline a Feb. 5 fundraiser for the Suffolk County GOP.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and one of her political consultants are the subjects of a city ethics probe.

A DCCC poll of NY-11 found GOP candidate and Staten Island DA Dan Donovan with a comfortable leader over his potential challenger, Assemblyman Michael Cusick.

Donovan said he would oppose any state law that attempts to overrule or alter grand jury decisions.

The remains of Larry and Jane Glazer and portions of their aircraft have been recovered from the depths of the Caribbean Sea near Jamaica.

OMCE likes Cuomo call for a legislative/executive pay commission, but notes such a panel could also look at salaries of thousands of non-union state employees in management/confidential state jobs.

And now for something completely different…this.