South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol.

With state legislators still divided over changes to the law that governs rent-stabilized apartments, New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board is postponing its annual vote on new rent levels until next Monday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied an appeal brought by former State Senator Pedro Espada Jr., who pleaded guilty to tax evasion in October 2012.

Professional mixed martial arts is very close to becoming legal in New York. But hip surgery and a new job could get in the way.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s end-of-session absence has fueled suspicion among Democrats that he is siding more closely with Senate Republicans as lawmakers negotiate the renewal of rent regulations in New York City.

Cuomo’s sister, Maria Cuomo Cole, and her husband, shoe mogul Kenneth Cole, will host a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next month.

There’s a competition among states – including New York – to see who can give yachts a bigger tax break.

Anyone who won a medal in Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Syracuse triathlon might be wondering if they were in the right place. The medals read, “Ironman 70.3 Syracuse,” but the skyline displayed on them screams Rochester.

Tenant advocates plan to camp out in Albany’s Academy Park tonight.

Assembly Counsel James Yates, a former judge who was hired by ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver in 2011 and asked to stay on by Silver’s replacement, Carl Heastie, is retiring later this year.

A Port Authority reform bill endorsed by Govs. Chris Christie and Cuomo is facing opposition from Democrats in the New Jersey Senate, whose own fixes for the bistate agency were vetoed by Christie.

The hunting camp in Mountain View where authorities believe escaped killers Richard Matt and David Sweat may have been hiding out is owned by a group of correction officers. More here.

Though the search for Matt and Sweat is estimated to cost $1 million a day, law enforcement officials said that’s not their main concern.

Clinton has hired Betsaida Alcantara – a senior advisor to Julian Castro (who has been floated as a potential VP nominee) at HUD – as director of media planning for her presidential campaign.

Clinton’s campaign HQ might be in Brooklyn, but she prefers to work in her Manhattan office – when she’s in town.

The state Board of Elections now says that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ party status should not pose a barrier in his attempts to get on the New York Democratic primary ballot for next year’s presidential election.

Cuomo announced resurfacing projects totaling $75 million will be completed this year on approximately 428 lane miles of state highways. Funding was accelerated into this construction season in order to repair widespread damage from deep frost over the winter.

AG Eric Schneiderman announced the launch of a statewide outreach campaign to raise awareness about scams, and the high-quality, free services offered by nonprofits through the Homeowner Protection Program.

Cuomo’s new legislative liaison, Mark Weprin, has angered some with his frequent presence on the Assembly floor. While most lobbyists are barred from stepping foot there, Weprin is allowed the privilege as a former member of the chamber.

US Supreme Court Justice Justice Kagan knows her Spider Man lore.

Former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an outspoken advocate for higher pay for women, is being paid just $1 a year as an adviser to Cuomo.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Department of Defense has chosen Welch Allyn Inc. of Skaneateles Falls for a lucrative contract supplying medical devices to the U.S. Armed Forces.

Members of the state Legislature and the Board of Regents – particularly those who are black and Latino – are questioning the decision by NYSUT to remain neutral on a contentious debate over control of the East Ramapo schools.

OGS will loan Jackson Pollock’s painting “Number 12, 1952” to the Tate Liverpool museum in England for a new exhibit.

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