Good morning and happy New Year’s eve.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City, with nothing public planned.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, of course, has the ceremonial duty of pushing the button at the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square at 11:59 this evening.

Your final headlines for 2015:

Police are on high alert in New York City for the coming festivities, with security planning to sharply increase at Times Square and elsewhere.

The state’s minimum wage is set to change to $9 from $8.75. Tipped workers and those in the fast-food industry will see different increases.

When the clock strikes midnight, the Wayne County village of Lyons will officially dissolve.

A judge has decided to move forward with the lawsuit in the growing controversy in the Inner Habor development project in Syracuse.

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli called on the city — namely Mayor Stephanie Miner — to drop the lawsuit.

Former Oneida County Legislator David Gordon formally announced his bid open 22nd congressional district.

Mourners paid final respects to the New York City police detective killed in Afghanistan.

The competing claims from the current and former police commissioners of how to count crime statistics is drawing scrutiny over how those numbers are put together.

Michael Goodwin in The New York Post blames the Ray Kelly-Bill Bratton feud on Mayor de Blasio.

Bratton dismissed Kelly’s complaints as merely “tabloid politics.”

Kelly, the former police commissioner under Mayor Bloomberg, has not ruled out a run for mayor himself in 2017.

Bloomberg and his fans have been traveling the world to spread the gospel of the former mayor’s management style and philosophy to other city governments.

The annual overtime costs of uniformed workers in New York City hit more than $1 billion.

The city has reached an agreement with the correction officers’ union for a new contract.

Gov. Cuomo was on hand for the swearing in of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to a second term.

Cuomo has been muted in his potential support for a constitutional convention, which voters will decide via referendum in 2017.

The charter school movement is evenly split when it comes to lobbying city officials.

Senate Republicans pushed back against Democratic criticism of disgraced former Majority Leader Dean Skelos filing for his pension.

New York City officials insist they are making strides in combating homelessness, including efforts to aid homeless veterans.

New York state is due to open a student-loan forgiveness program, covering up to two years for qualifying students.

Should the minor-league Binghamton Mets moved, they would have owed New York $500,000.

One company providing medical marijuana in New York says it has obtained Kosher qualifications for their product.

The Adirondack Council is calling for a policy that bans ATV use on Forest Preserve land to be made law.

A former state Supreme Court justice has been hired to work different public jobs: Chief of staff to the town supervisor and special counsel.

An investigation found landlords who stole wages are still able to take advantage of the 421a tax break program.

President Obama appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s streaming show, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”