Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in NYC with no public schedule. The Legislature is in session in Albany.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will be in New York City, with no public events scheduled, though some may be added throughout the day. NYC schools are open, though schools in Newark, NJ are closed due to ongoing storm cleanup, and many schools on Long Island are either closed or have delayed openings.

Due to the storm, the Department of Homeless Services is postponing tonight’s count of people on the streets. (HUD Secretary Julian Castro was scheduled to assist de Blasio in kicking off this event).

MetroNorth service and aboveground subway service has resumed. Seven of the 12 branches of the L.I.R.R. were scheduled to be fully operational by 5 a.m. Amtrak Service between Boston and Virginia will operate on a modified schedule. NYC airports are open, but check your flight before heading out.

NJ Transit is operating weekday service on rail, light rail and Access Link services today with the exception of the Gladstone Branch along the Morris and Essex Lines due to weather-related issues.

At 9 a.m., the state Bar Association holds its 139th annual meeting, with over 4,000 attorneys expected to attend, New York Hilton, 1335 Ave. of the Americas, Manhattan.

At 9:30 a.m., acting Commissioner of the state Office of Children and Family Services Sheila Poole outlines Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State agenda, Columbia-Greene Community College, Professional Academic Building, Room 612, 4400 New York 23, Hudson.

Also at 9:30 a.m., the Legislature holds a joint budget hearing on health/Medicaid, Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B, 2nd floor, Albany.

Also at 9:30 a.m., leaders representing New York State Firefighters, Fire Chiefs, and Fire Districts will deliver more than 1000 signed letters to the Department of State calling for safer building standards in townhouse construction, group will assemble at the FASNY HQ – 107 Washington Ave., Albany – for media availability before walking to 99 Washington Ave. for the Codes Hearing.

At 10 a.m., Daily News owner and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman announces the Zuckerman Scholars Program in STEM Leadership, a program aiming to support next generations of leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, The Harvard Club, 32 W. 45th St., Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer joins Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams and officials of the NYC Commission on Human Rights at a press conference on enforcement of the Fair Chance Act, The Hope Program, 1 Smith St., 4th Floor, Brooklyn.

Also at 10 a.m., Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government Dede Scozzafava outlines Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State agenda, Essex County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 551 Court St., Elizabethtown.

Also at 10 a.m., Upstate Revitalization Initiative Director Richard Tobe outlines Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State agenda, Genesee Community College, Conable Technology Building Room T-119, One College Way, Batavia.

At 11 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks at Family Planning Advocates Day of Action, Legislative Office Building, The Well, Albany. (Many elected officials are scheduled to attend, including: Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and GOP Sen. John Bonacic, among others).

At noon, Hocul addresses the Association of County Clerks, The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Colonie.

At 1 p.m., former US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers speaks at Council on Foreign Relations no the economic and political outlook in 2016, in conversation with CFR President Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations, 58 East 68th St., Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz and the March of Dimes announce that they are prioritizing a bill eliminating all non-medical exemptions from the state’s immunization requirements, LCA Room, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

At 1:30 p.m., Assemblyman Joe Giglio, chairman of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Heroin Addiction & Community Response, with Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco will hold a press conference to release “The Heroin Epidemic – A Report on Heroin Use, Treatment, Prevention & Education Efforts in NYS,” back of the Assembly chamber, 3rd Floor, state Capitol.

At 2:30 p.m., Scozzafava outlines Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State agenda, Hamilton County Supervisors’ Chambers, 102 County View Dr., Lake Pleasant.

At 3 p.m., Hochul presides over the Senate session, Senate chamber, 3rd Floor, state Capitol, Albany.

At 5 p.m., state Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon outlines Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State agenda, Long Island Federation of Labor, 2nd Floor, 390 Rabro Dr., Hauppauge.

At 5:30 p.m., Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivers the State of the City address, Albany City Hall rotunda, 24 Eagle St., Albany.

At 5:45 p.m., Hocul attends the NYS Business Council’s MWBE/Small Business Reception, followed by the Council’s full legislative reception, Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge St., Albany.

At 7:15 p.m., Hochul attends the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York’s Infrastructure Policy Networking Event, 677 Prime, 677 Broadway, Albany.


Digging out and recovering from the weekend’s big storm that walloped the Eastern Seaboard could take a long time in some communities.

At least 30 people were killed in snow-related deaths.

More than 200 teachers and principals received erroneous scores from the state on a contentious measurement that ties their performance to how well their students do on tests, according to state documents obtained by The New York Times.

Fred Dicker: “(Gov. Andrew) Cuomo’s radical shift to the political left over the past few years has been a ‘cynical and calculated’ strategy to position himself to run for president in 2020 if, as he hopes, Hillary Clinton or another Democrat loses the November election.”

Cuomo’s plan to spend $60 million for police vests and body cameras in high crime areas went instead to pay for new snow plows and a handful of other major expenses – including last summer’s manhunt for two escaped murderers and the state’s response to a Buffalo snowstorm in 2014, legislative sources said.

Assemblyman David Bouchwald OpEds about the need for a pension forfeiture measure to be passed in the Legislature after a deal on the issue was supposedly done last year.

A former top aide to disgraced ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is out of her $180,000-a-year taxpayer funded job. Judy Rapfogel, who had worked for Silver since 1976, left the payroll as of Jan. 13, officials said.

Upstate Republican optimist and former (and 2018?) gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said he expects a wave of upstate political movement will mitigate the influence of a heavily “liberal” New York City in the next election.

Sen. Tony Avella, a Queens Democrat and IDC member, suggests NYC be required to cap hikes in property tax and assessments to 2 percent a year if it wants the state to continue to pick up its share of Medicaid cost increases.

“Can Andrew Cuomo Be a Less Toxic Robert Moses?”

Families are staying longer than ever in an out-of-balance shelter system because NYC is ill-equipped to handle the homeless crisis, a report by The Doe Fund has found.

Days after mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey hosted “Saturday Night Live,” supporters will kick off the latest effort to legalize her controversial sport in New York. Rousey won’t be there but top UFC officials, as well as former UFC middleweight champion and Long Island native Chris Weider will hold a press conference in Albany to push for the bill’s passage.

AG Eric Schneiderman has relaunched a website first created by then-AG Cuomo containing public information to match lobbying disclosures with specific legislation proposed and passed by state lawmakers.

Former longtime state Senate Republican Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, who recently gave the Senate GOP campaign committee more than $1 million, addressed his former conference last Wednesday at the Capitol. Sources described the chat as a pre-election “pep talk.”

Billionaire former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg would have to collect hundreds of thousands of signatures by this summer to make it onto the ballots in all 50 states — a challenge he could easily overcome, thanks to his fortune, experts say.

Donald Trump: “Michael’s been a friend of mine over the years. Perhaps we’re not friends anymore. You know, he’s wanted to do this for a long time, and he never pulled the trigger. We’ll see if he does right now. But I would personally love to compete with Michael Bloomberg.”

Bloomberg has, for years, been a leading voice on one of the most sensitive and critical issues facing the country: Gun control.

The Boston Globe “enthusiastically” endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

George Pataki, the former three-term New York governor who ended his presidential bid in late December, doesn’t plan to add any other official titles to his name now that his campaign for the White House has collapsed.

The number of opiate-related deaths in Erie County last year broke the 200 mark and is expected to double from the previous year, once all of the fatalities are confirmed. An analysis of the 201 confirmed deaths shows that the epidemic continues unabated and cuts across the county’s cities, suburbs and rural areas.

WNY’s Kenmore, with state help in 2013, narrowed the traffic pattern on Delaware Avenue through the village from four lanes to two. The goal was to slow traffic. But that same stretch experienced a big spike in property-damage, non-injury traffic accidents last year. Is there a connection?

The opening of “Weiner” – the documentary about the downfall of former Rep. Anthony Weiner as he tried to revive his political career with a failed 2013 run for mayor of NYC – was a hot ticket when it opened at Sundance.

Responding to earlier reports that filmmakers had cut footage, damaging to the Clinton campaign, from a the Weiner documentary, co-director Elyse Steinberg said: “There was no footage that was taken out.”

LG Kathy Hochul will talk about the state’s new sexual assault prevention law at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Daemen College.