Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is also in the city with no public schedule.

At 8 a.m., Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. speaks at the Crain’s Business Breakfast Forum series; The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 8 a.m., the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s “Wall Street Project” and the coalition’s Citizenship Education Fund open an 18th annual “Wall Street Project Economic Summit,” scheduled to continue through Thursday, Jan. 15; Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave., Manhattan.

At 8:15 a.m., before a 9 a.m. meeting where city Board of Correction members are scheduled to vote on rules for proposed higher security “Enhanced Supervision Housing Units,” supporters of the New York City Jails Action Coalition hold a rally; 455 First Ave., Manhattan.

At 9:30 a.m., Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb calls for the individual passage of the Women’s Equality Act, back of the Assembly Chamber, Albany.

At 10 a.m., the Assembly Health Committee holds a hearing on single payer health coverage, Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany. (Before the hearing, local officials, health care providers, patients, labor leaders, and advocates will offer personal stories detailing how the current healthcare system is increasingly too expensive for the average family and many employers).

Also at 10 a.m., the Assembly session convenes, Assembly chamber, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 10 a.m., the SUNY Board of Trustees meets, SUNY Plaza, 353 Broadway, Albany.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy hosts “New York’s Cities: Confronting Income Inequality,” offering a panel discussion featuring a trio of mayors: Svante Myrick of Ithaca; Kathy Sheehan of Albany; and Lovely Warren of Rochester, Huxley Theater, State Museum, Albany.

At 11 a.m., Senate session convenes, Senate chamber, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., the New York State Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking holds a news conference to announce a new awareness campaign, Guilderland Service Area on I-90, between Schenectady and Albany.

At noon, the national presiding minister of The House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, the Rev. Herbert Daughtry, and other members and supporters of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ministerial Alliance pray for de Blasio and his family during a vigil at City Hall in Manhattan.

Also at noon, disability and voting advocates from across the state will be joined by legislators and election commissioners at the capitol to call for greater and equal voting access for all New Yorkers and for an end to the use of lever voting machines in any elections in New York, LOB, Room 130, Albany.

At 7 p.m., the New York Gaming Facility Location Board meets, ESDC, 35th Floor Conference Room, 633 Third Ave., Manhattan.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is weighing a role as peacemaker in the conflict between NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and some members of the NYPD – a move that political experts warned could weaken the mayor as he labors to mend the relationship on his own. The governor hasn’t yet decided whether to get involved.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton released data showing an increase in police activity after summonses and arrests had sharply fallen since the killings of the officers.

Still, police activity was well short of its levels during the same period last year. In total, officers made 4,690 arrests in the week ending on Sunday, the statistics showed. The number was down from 7,508 in the same week in 2014, but up from the 2,401 made from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4.

Bratton warned police officers to protect themselves, stay alert and to avoid “texting away” while sitting in their cars.

Former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly declared that de Blasio should “apologize” for creating a tense environment between New York’s Finest and those in charge at City Hall.

Howard A. Zemsky, a prominent Buffalo developer, has spent the last four years advancing the governor’s Western New York economic-development policies. Now he’ll be doing it on a statewide basis after Cuomo nominated him Monday to be the state’s new economic-development czar, (pending Senate confirmation).

Other appointments: Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney will chair the Thruway Authority, ESDC Chairman Ken Adams will head the state Tax Department.

“He’s always wanted to be in government and he’s always been on the periphery of government giving advice to different officials,” said political consultant George Arzt of Cuomo’s new top aide, Bill Mulrow.

Invoking both Jesus Christ and Mario Cuomo, hundreds of advocates for more school spending and desegregating New York’s schools held a “Moral Monday” rally aimed at Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo announced that his State of the State address and executive budget presentation will be combined into one address at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

Eight pieces of the full Women’s Equality Act passed the state Senate, though the controversial abortion plank was left off the docket. The bills now head to the Assembly, where the Democratic majority is still holding out for passage of an omnibus bill that includes legislation codifying the Roe v. Wade decision into state law.

Lawyers for at least seven parties are expected to converge in a Staten Island courtroom Wednesday for a hearing on efforts to dismiss litigation seeking to overturn New York’s teacher tenure and seniority laws.

De Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and a dozen New Yorkers announced the official launch of a new municipal ID program at the Flushing branch of the Queens Library.

Weill Cornell Medical College and the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City as well as the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo will split $36 million in state funding for stem cell research.

NYC’s drive to get donors to pledge money to underwrite the cost of hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention has ground to a halt. Observers say the bad blood between the mayor and the NYPD is having a chilling effect on contributions.

New York’s diversity, beginning with more than 2.4 million Hispanic residents, puts the city ahead of its rivals for the convention, supporters of the bid said.

The trial of former state Sen. Malcolm Smith on federal corruption charges entered its second week yesterday, as jurors continued to review video and audio recordings of conversations with an undercover F.B.I. agent.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis’s bid to succeed ex-Rep. Michael Grimm has ended almost before it began. The Staten Island Republican announced she won’t challenge the party’s pick, DA Dan Donovan, for the GOP nod in a yet-to-be-called special election in NY-11.

De Blasio proposed to modernize New York City’s corporate tax code to allow the smallest companies to pay less and make it harder for large companies to evade city taxes.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson likes the idea of keeping his team’s training camp at SUNY Cortland, but will allow his new coach and GM to decide whether to return for a sixth year, US Sen. Charles Schumer said.

The Joint Schools Construction Board agreed to continue withholding $817,163 in payments to LP Ciminelli from November and tabled two additional – and final – invoices presented by the construction for work completed as part of the decadelong reconstruction of 48 Buffalo public schools.

Facing shrinking enrollment and rising costs, officials of the Tuxedo district in Orange County want to convert their high school into a STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math-focused charter school, that would draw students from surrounding high schools. The Board of Regents didn’t approve the plan, opting instead to send Tuxedo’s application back with questions.

Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, an East Harlem Democrat who also represents Randall’s Island, is considering opening an exploratory committee next month to prepare for a possible run for Rep. Charlie Rangel’s seat. The 84-year-old Harlem Democrat says this term will be his last.

NYC Councilman David G. Greenfield, a Democrat from Brooklyn, introduced legislation to put a cap on Uber rate increases in New York City, which he called “surge pricing,” at 100 percent of normal rates.

Uber insisted surge pricing is actually good for its customers.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is expected to enter the 2016 race for U.S. Senate today, following an apparent decision by LG Gavin Newsom to instead seek the governor’s office in 2018.

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson said that his office would stand by the convictions in 21 murder cases examined by his conviction review unit, including 18 that involved the retired police detective Louis Scarcella.

As the city faces the addition of a casino to the array of building projects downtown and ongoing efforts to fight neighborhood blight, Mayor Gary McCarthy has this resounding message: “Schenectady — you can bet on it.” He plans to seek another four-year term.

AG Eric Schneiderman has accused a former official in the state corrections department of sexually harassing a subordinate.

The state’s oil spill fund is underfunded and likely not adequate to cover the cost of a major oil train spill, the state comptroller said.

Nassau’s fiscal experts are closing in on a gloomy conclusion that the county likely ended 2014 with a sales tax deficit of about $70 million – which could punch a $20 million hole in this year’s budget.

A SUNY trustees committee voted unanimously to approve the long-planned merger of two Long Island hospitals.

The DEC has extended the public comment period on permits related to the Constitution Pipeline and its Schoharie County compressor station through Feb. 27.

Mitt Romney has been invited to speak at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in San Diego this week amid reports that the former Massachusetts governor is gearing up for a possible third run for the White House.

Church leaders and activists plan to urge the city of Rochester to adopt policies requiring police body cameras to record most interactions between officers and citizens.

Entertainer Flavor Flav has been indicted by a grand jury in New York following his arrest when he was caught allegedly driving without a license and speeding on the way to his mother’s funeral.