Assemblyman Matt Titone, an openly gay Democratic lawmaker from Staten Island, said the NRA is now the target of the “gay agenda” due to the Orlando massacre, adding: “Ka-ching, ka-ching. Bang, bang, you’re dead. Congratulations.”

Real estate developer and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer took a jab at Donald Trump’s business record. “If you want to lend money to him, good luck. Hire a lawyer,” he quipped. “I would not suggest you do business with him.”

The New York Philharmonic is dedicating its concert in Central Park tonight to the Orlando victims and their families.

Defying Gov. Andrew Cuomo, lawmakers gave final approval to legislation that would return NYRA to private control after a four-year period in which the organization’s board of directors was dominated by appointees of the governor.

A bill to legalize online poker gambling in New York is unlikely to come to a vote this year in the state Assembly, according to the chamber’s Racing and Wagering Committee chairman, Gary Pretlow.

Sen. Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, is working with former New York City mayor and vocal gun control advocate Mike Bloomberg’s organization to come up with a measure to keep terrorists from acquiring guns that his colleagues might be able to live with, but the talks are reportedly not going well.

The Peace Bridge Authority – possibly facing litigation from spurned contractors – is backing off a plan it originally recommended last month that would shorten its $80 million redecking project from 21 to 16 months by closing lanes even during peak summer months.

Hoosick Falls residents, worried about PFOA in their water systems and in their blood, came to the Capitol to demand a meeting with Cuomo. Instead, they got to see the governor’s director of State Operations, Jim Malatras.

Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell speaking on the chamber floor about Orlando: “Hate is taught. It’s carefully taught. You want to stop the hate? How about the next time a politician stands up and blames me for something that goes wrong in the society, you say stop it, or you won’t have my support!”

Even some of the Working Families Party’s own supporters believe it has lost its clout and question whether it’s still relevant.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said he doesn’t believe leaders of the national GOP can “dump Trump” as their presidential nominee, citing the large number of primaries and party delegates candidate Trump has won.

Bradley Tusk, the leader of an effort to unseat de Blasio, is calling into question whether the mayor’s spending through his nonprofit Campaign for One New York over the last few years violates city campaign finance spending limits.

The owner of the Nine Mile 1 nuclear reactor told state officials the plant is likely to close if new “clean energy” subsidies are not in place by September.

More college classes are expected to come to New York prisons as early as this fall, as the government directs funds to such programs in the state on a scale not seen in several decades.

The state Public Service Commission has approved the $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision Systems Corp. by Altice NV of the Netherlands.

Bill Hammond explains why he thinks Cuomo’s deal with legislative leaders on expanded access to breast cancer screening misses the mark.

With the threat of strike looming, a large coalition of New York Democrats issued a letter demanding a fair contract for Macy’s retail workers.

New York hospitals and nursing homes would have to adopt minimum staffing requirements and establish nurse-to-patient ratios in all nursing units under a bill passed by the state Assembly.

The state Legislature wants the names of residents receiving welfare and unemployment benefits to be added to the pool of prospective jurors for federal court trials. (Currently, the court only uses lists of New Yorkers who have drivers licenses or are registered to vote).