Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public events scheduled as of yet.

It is, among other things, charter school lobby day in Albany, and the state Legislature is in session.

The Joe Percoco corruption trial continues in federal court in Manhattan.

President Donald Trump this morning receives his daily intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the president hosts a law enforcement roundtable on MS-13, and then signs the National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) establishing the National Vetting Center.

At 8:30 a.m., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz attends a Queens Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Antun’s of Queens Village, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens.

At 10 a.m., the state Legislature holds a joint committee hearing on the 2018-2019 executive budget proposal in regard to human services, Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B, second floor, Albany.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Oversight and Investigations and the Committee on Public Housing hold a joint hearing to examine the failure of NYCHA’s heating systems and boilers, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli gives remarks at the Public Employee Conference Breakfast, The Egg, Hart Lounge, 1 Empire State Plaza, South Mall Arterial, Albany.

Also at 10 a.m., state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, state Sens. Jeff Klein, Leroy Comrie and Martin Golden as well as Assemblymen Luis Sepulveda and Felix Ortiz participate in the 14th annual Charter School Advocacy Day, Empire State Plaza, Convention Center, Empire State Plaza Concourse Level, Room 130, Albany.

At 11 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill hold a media availability regarding crime statistics, One Police Plaza, Manhattan.

At 11:30 a.m., DiNapoli attends the State of Our Judiciary address by New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, Court of Appeals Hall, 20 Eagle St., Albany.

At 11:45 a.m., U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivers the 2018 Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture at New York Law School, 185 Broadway, Manhattan.

At 12:30 p.m., the Empire State Campaign for Child Care holds a rally and press conference for quality child care, Million Dollar Staircase, third floor landing, state Capitol, Albany.

At 2 p.m., Golden will join colleagues and representatives of various law enforcement agencies at a press conference calling on the New York State Board of Parole to deny the release of Herman Bell from prison, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 5 p.m., the Senate’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction holds a public meeting, Binghamton University’s Innovative Technologies Complex, Center of Excellence Building, Rotunda, 85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal.

At 6 p.m., Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle attend the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee’s winter fundraiser, The Westin New York at Times Square, 270 W. 43rd St., Manhattan.

At 7 p.m., Rockland County Executive Ed Day delivers the 2018 State of the County address, Rockland County Legislative Chambers, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City.


President Donald Trump attacked Democratic leaders as unpatriotic and urged Republicans not to be “complacent” when it is time to vote, laying out what appeared to be an opening argument for the midterm elections.

Trump again insisted on funding for his promised border wall, making clear the high hurdle faced by a bipartisan pair of senators who are backing an immigration plan that leaves out wall funding and other of his demands.

The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously to release a classified Democratic memo that defends the federal investigation into a Trump campaign associate – a move that gives the White House five days to allow or reject its disclosure.

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. Two days of steep losses have erased the market’s gains from the start of this year and ended a period of record-setting calm for stocks.

House Democrats head to their annual retreat this week with one goal: Unite behind a winning election message that can at once counter and transcend Trump’s divisive “America first” politics. They hear from DNC Chair Tom Perez, former VP Joe Biden and former US Attorney Preet Bharara, among others.

When a Naval Academy grad and aspiring foreign-policy player named Carter Page asked New York Republican Party Chairman Edward Cox to help him gain entrée to the Trump presidential campaign, Cox was only too happy to oblige.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio faced tough questions from state lawmakers about the city’s contribution to the MTA as officials in City Hall, the governor’s office and the Legislature continue to debate how to bail out a subway system beset by breakdowns and delays.

De Blasio said that customers of Uber and other for-hire vehicles should pay a fee toward the transit system, as traditional taxis do. But he said the surcharge should be the same for all, higher than yellow and green cabs pay now, and be used to fund the emergency plan to fix the subways.

State lawmakers are pushing de Blasio to move faster on a promise to take on a property-tax overhaul, saying many residents are already being financially hurt by changes to the federal tax code.

On what has become known as Tin Cup Day, de Blasio doubled down on the positions he has articulated many times in the past weeks and months, rebuffing lawmakers’ calls for the city to spend more money on the MTA.

NYC would be forced to pay for half of the MTA’s Subway Action Plan under legislation introduced by IDC Leader Jeff Klein. The bill would direct a small portion of the city’s sales tax revenue to pay for half of the transportation authority’s $836 million, short-term plan to improve subway service.

The government’s key witness in the Joe Percoco corruption trial, disgraced lobbyist Todd Howe, took the stand in Manhattan federal court yesterday.

In 2012, Howe said that he had received a call from Percoco, who indicated that he was facing financial strains, and his wife, Lisa, a former schoolteacher, was unemployed. “I wanted to be helpful because I wanted him to continue to help my clients as he had been in the past,” Howe recalled.

During more than four hours of testimony, Howe revealed that a Montauk fishing trip and a steakhouse lunch were but two of the perks used to coax the former top Cuomo aide into bribery schemes.

Howe testified that he and Percoco were like “brothers” after three decades in the Cuomo family orbit when they hatched a scheme to trade on Percoco’s influence as the governor’s right-hand man.

Cuomo announced a proposal that would add 11 variations of the drug fentanyl to the state’s controlled substances list, which would help authorities crack down on drug dealers who use slightly modified variations of the drug.

The non-partisan Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) said Cuomo for the second straight year used fiscal gimmicks to give the appearance that the state’s growth in state taxpayer supported spending will be lower than it is.

A second child has died in New York City of flu-related illness, as the city and nation cope with the worst flu season in nearly a decade, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said.

The MTA could dramatically reduce its sky-high construction costs by rethinking how it manages projects, prioritizing efficiency over bureaucracy and ending rules that require far more workers than are needed, according to a new report based on two years of research.

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota sent a letter to Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. to “strenuously protest” his office’s “unilateral decision” to stop prosecuting turnstile jumpers.

Vance fired off a response, defending his decision to stop going after subway farebeaters and calling their prosecution a waste of time and resources.

Deputy Senate Majority Leader John DeFrancisco, a Republican candidate for governor, called for hearings on controversial tourism signs on the state Thruway and other highways set up by the Cuomo administration, which the federal government are illegal and will result in the withholding of funds.

Families for Excellent Schools, a charter-schools organization known for its battles with de Blasio and its close relationship with Eva Moskowitz, the mayor’s frequent antagonist and head of the city’s largest charter school network, Success Academy, said that it was shutting down.

Cuomo announced special elections to be held on April 24 to fill 11 vacant seats in the state Legislature — including the Queens Assembly seat formerly occupied by Francisco Moya.

The 61-year-old livery driver who killed himself in front of City Hall vented about the transportation industry in columns for Black Car News — and told the publication’s owner he was “making it count” in a text message sent shortly before his suicide.

The state Assembly again passed its version of the DREAM Act, which provides college financial aid for children of undocumented immigrants.

Andrew Gounardes, a Democrat running for a state Senate in south Brooklyn, used to boast about being a legislative aide to Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. He’s not talking about that anymore.

Cops in Leonia did not issue a single fine to commuters who used the town as a shortcut to the George Washington Bridge on what was supposed to be the first day of enforcement.

Across the country, the tools used to fight crime and measure crime trends are outdated as the crimes themselves change to occur online and have no geographic borders.

A lawyer representing the man convicted of detonating a bomb in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood in 2016 argued his client should be allowed to see family and have educational opportunities while spending his life in prison.

Nassau County lawmakers approved borrowing $23 million — half of what Democratic County Executive Laura Curran requested — to partially fund a $45 million court judgment for two men prosecuted in Nassau for rape and murder but later exonerated.

State and county officials sought to reassure concerned residents that their drinking water was safe following the recent revelation that Long Island MacArthur Airport was a possible Superfund site.

Nassau will issue refunds in coming months to residents of five villages who were erroneously overcharged by the county, often by hundreds of dollars, on their 2018 property tax bills.

When the capital city received $12.5 million in new money last year, there was an unspoken expectation that the need for permanent equitable state funding for Albany finally had been heard. Mayor Kathy Sheehan is once again trying to make that case.

Three-time gubernatorial candidate and former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano is so fed up with Canada geese turning the lawn of his upstate summer home into their own personal bathroom that he is refusing to pay $90,000 in local taxes.

An Albany police officer was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly driving drunk and crashing his car into a guard rail on Alternate Route 7, State Police said.

Colonie officials are diverting some waste from the nearly-full Route 9 landfill in Rensselaer in a bid to buy time as the state weighs a disputed plan to double the size of the facility.

Winter is not quite over yet.