Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.

The state Legislature is in session in Albany.

President Donald Trump receives his intelligence briefing in the morning. In the afternoon, he is scheduled to sign a proclamation for Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., and meet with the secretary of the Treasury, before departing the White House en route to an unnamed private residence, where he will have dinner with unnamed supporters.

Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Fargo, North Dakota, where he will participate this afternoon in a political reception for Rep. Kevin Cramer, and deliver keynote remarks at an America First Policies “Tax Cuts to Put America First” event before heading to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In Minnesota, Pence will participate in a Great America Committee, Protect the House event. He is not scheduled to return to D.C. this evening.

At 8:30 a.m., Reps. Adriano Espaillat, Joaquin Castro and Jerrold Nadler will hold a policy roundtable discussion on immigration, Hispanic Federation, 55 Exchange Pl., 6th Floor, Room 602, Manhattan.

At 9 a.m., the state Senate Committees on Investigations and Government Operations, on Energy and Telecommunications, and on Aging hold a joint public hearing on the power outages in the Hudson Valley over the past two weeks, Legislative Office Building, Van Buren Hearing Room A, second floor, Albany.

Also at 9 a.m., NYC Councilman Carlos Menchaca and officials from the NYC DOT announce a new pilot program that will allow bicyclists to follow pedestrian head start signals, southeast corner of Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn.

Also at 9 a.m., the NYC Landmarks Preservation Committee votes on the designation of three buildings in East Harlem and one building in Brooklyn as landmarks, 1 Centre St., ninth floor, Manhattan.

At 9:30 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul attends the funeral of FDNY Firefighter Michael Davidson, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Ave., Manhattan. Also attending: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray.

At 10 a.m., Tesla supporters will gather in Albany and urge state legislators to pass a bill that would allow Tesla to operate more than five stores in New York , LCA Press Room (130), Legislative Office Building, Albany. (Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle will attend).

Also at 10 a.m., “The Brian Lehrer Show” features state Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, WNYC.

At 11 a.m., a group of adult care home providers hold a rally to advocate for a Supplemental Security Income increase in the state budget, outside Cuomo’s office, 633 Third Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., the City of Mount Vernon Department of Law Corporation Counsel Lawrence R. Porcari will hold a press conference to announce new anti-corruption and public ethics measures, which include full funding of an independent Inspector General as required by Mount Vernon charter, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon.

At noon, elected officials, including LG candidate and Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams, tenants from rent regulated and NYCHA apartments and Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance members, deliver thousands of signatures to the governor, demanding that housing be a priority in this year’s budget, Cuomo’s office, 633 Third Ave., Manhattan.

At 12:30 p.m., Reclaim New York Initiative hosts a rally and press conference with residents and lawmakers to urge the removal of $1 billion in taxes and fees included in the governor’s budget, and urge savings and oversight for economic development spending, Million Dollar Staircase, 3rd Floor, state Capitol, Albany.

At 1 p.m., Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. and Westchester County Executive George Latimer hold a media availability to discuss shared concerns and ways the two offices can work together, Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse, Suite 301, Bronx.

Also at 1 p.m., immigration advocates deliver hundreds of petitions to protect health care access for thousands of immigrant New Yorkers, outside Cuomo’s office, 633 Third Ave., Manhattan.

At 1:15 p.m., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and St. John’s University join with Stop & Shop to donate 1000 Easter hams to various charities and community groups, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens.

At 1:35 p.m., Hochul gives the keynote address at the Advanced Energy Conference and announces a new partnership with Israel, Marriott Marquis Hotel, sixth floor, Broadway Ballroom, 1535 Broadway, Manhattan.

At 3:30 p.m., Hochul joins Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Former First Lady Matilda Cuomo to highlight the importance of mentoring, Lower East Side Girls Club, 402 E 8th St., Manhattan.

At 4 p.m., Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul host “The Future is Female: Making a Difference in our Communities, in our state Capitol, and in Congress,” Lower East Side Girls Club, 402 E. Eighth St., Manhattan.

Also at 4 p.m., de Blasio will hold public hearings for six pieces of legislation, and then sign them into law, Governor’s Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 5:30 p.m., Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. hosts a panel discussion in celebration of Women’s History Month, Tosca Marquee, 4034 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx.

Also at 5:30 p.m., an opening reception for “Their Glory Can Never Fade: The Legacy of the Harlem Hellfighters,” will be held in the lobby outside the Vietnam Memorial Gallery in the Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice at the Empire State Plaza, Albany.

At 6:30 p.m., Hochul addresses NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Women’s History Month reception, NYS Supreme Court, 60 Centre St., Manhattan.


President Donald Trump’s approval rating has rebounded to its highest level since the 100-day mark of his presidency, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, even as his approval ratings for handling major issues remain largely negative.

While Republicans have been bracing for months for a punishing election in November, they are increasingly alarmed that their losses may be even worse than feared because the midterm campaign appears destined to turn more on the behavior of the man in the White House than any other in decades.

The acting director of the Office of Government Ethics said in a letter to a Democratic member of Congress that the White House Counsel’s office is looking into whether Jared Kushner violated any laws when he met with business entities which later loaned more than $500 million to his company.

In a controversial move, the Commerce Department said the question of citizenship will again be included in the 2020 Census at the request of the Justice Department.

Fresh off her Sunday interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes to discuss her alleged sexual encounter with Trump, adult film actress Stormy Daniels is suing the president’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen for defamation.

A lawyer for Cohen, has demanded a retraction and apology from Daniels, saying she suggested on “60 Minutes” that Cohen was behind a physical threat to the porn actress.

Trump is reportedly looking to re-hire former White House staff secretary Rob Porter — who left in February amid a domestic abuse scandal.

Jesse Hughes, the Eagles of Death Metal singer and survivor of the 2015 terrorist attack on Paris, went off on young gun-control advocates from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, calling them “disgusting vile abusers of the dead.”

As legions of Zucker-punched Facebook users threaten to log out permanently, states attorneys from around the country – including New York – demanded that the social media giant explain the unauthorized use of personal data from millions of accounts to help Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

In her first trip to New York’s capital since announcing her gubernatorial campaign, actress Cynthia Nixon called her primary opponent Gov. Andrew Cuomo a “bully” who reminds her of Trump.

She also attacked Cuomo for being part of “an old boys” club of one actual Republican and two wannabe Republicans,” referring to John Flanagan, the Republican Senate leader, and Jeff Klein, leader of the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference, which collaborates with Flanagan to rule the Senate.

Nixon mentioned the guilty verdict in the corruption trial of former top Cuomo aide Joe Percoco, but steered clear of commenting on any of the fundraising scandals involving her friend and political ally, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Democratic primary for governor may be less than a week old but the battle between Cuomo and Nixon for the African-American vote is already underway, underscoring the importance of a voting bloc where Nixon’s own advisers acknowledge she must make inroads to have any chance at victory.

The issue of sexual harassment looms over not only negotiations for a state budget but also the New York political landscape as Cuomo angles for a third term.

Cuomo is feeling more pressure from the left during budget negotiations since Nixon announced she was challenging him in the Democratic primary.

Flanagan all but declared the Child Victims Act dead as part of the state budget, which would be a crushing blow to abuse survivors who were hoping Cuomo’s inclusion of the measure in his budget proposal would give the issue momentum.

The governor and legislative leaders were hoping to reach the parameters of a budget deal sometime last night. However, the various bills – and the many details of the budget – would not be printed until at least today.

Cuomo’s re-election campaign weighed in on former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s corruption trial, mentioning de Blasio, prosecutors and “bribery” in the same breath.

Crooked restauranteur Harendra Singh told jurors at the Mangano trial that he reimbursed “straw donors” who made political contributions to de Blasio using Singh’s money.

De Blasio dismissed Singh’s testimony as “ridiculous.”

Rep. Yvette Clarke will donate $2,000 in campaign funds to charity to offset a contribution from Singh, who claims Blasio encouraged him to secretly funnel illegal donations to Clarke’s campaign, a spokeswoman said.

A longtime aide to Brooklyn state Sen. Marty Golden is under fire for comparing students protesting gun violence to Adolf Hitler in a Facebook posting. Golden said the post was deleted, but wouldn’t say whether he disciplined or fired his staffer.

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson slammed a “fly by night” move by Cuomo to siphon a portion of city property taxes to the MTA.

The average banker bonus in New York City was $184,220 last year, the biggest annual haul for Wall Street employees since before the financial crisis, according to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office.

Federal authorities charged the head of the Albany-area group NXIVM with forcing women to engage in sex. Keith Raniere, was arrested by federal officials in Mexico, where he has lived for the past five months, and is scheduled to appear today at a hearing in Texas.

A complaint alleges that many of Raniere’s victims had his initials “branded in their pubic regions” with a cauterizing pen in a “tribute” that could last 30 minutes.

NYCHA continues to break the law by ignoring toxic lead paint conditions, advocates charged as they asked a Manhattan judge to order inspections within 90 days at units housing children under age 8.

The number of tuberculosis cases in New York City suddenly jumped by 10 percent last year — the largest increase since 1992, according to the Health Department.

Moving inmates from Rikers Island to borough jails won’t stem the violence plaguing the system, Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters said in a stinging rebuke to de Blasio.

The New York Fed’s board appears to be close to appointing John Williams, a Fed insider with little regulatory experience and no close connection to New York. He is also, like everyone to hold the job in the bank’s century of history, a white man.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Williams should testify before the Senate Banking Committee before being approved as the next president of the Fed.

As mourners prepare to gather today to pay final respects to a New York City firefighter who died battling a fire in Harlem, officials said the cause of the blaze remains a mystery and that the fire-ravaged building must be torn down.

One of the five passengers on the doorless helicopter hovering high above Manhattan had just leaned back toward the pilot to snap a photograph of his feet dangling in midair — a coveted shot known on social media as a “shoe selfie” — when the trouble started.

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into the East River, killing five, claims he tried to save one of his passengers — before bailing out of the sinking chopper to save himself, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

Internal documents the Daily News obtained show transit officials couldn’t figure out the cause for more than 10,000 of the subway system’s delays in January, so they sprinkled them into established late and canceled categories in their public operations reports.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh has suspended the city’s commissioner of parks and recreation while the district attorney investigates financial discrepancies within the parks department.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, warned that Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election may have permanently undermined the faith Americans have in civil discourse and democracy.

Those vying for the NY-25 seat, which is vacant following the death of Rep. Louise Slaughter, have only a few weeks to get their names on the ballot. Candidates must submit a petition of 1250 signatures by April 12 to be placed on the primary ballot.

Rep. Claudia Tenney said Remington Arms has assured her that its bankruptcy court filing will not result in job losses at the gun-maker’s big factory in the Herkimer County village of Ilion.

Linda Brown, the pioneering plaintiff behind the landmark 1954 lawsuit that desegregated schools, defined the tenure of Chief Justice Earl Warren and stamped the legacy of Thurgood Marshall, died Sunday at the age of 76.

Cindy Shenker, a longtime Albany lobbyist, has passed away after a brief illness.

Even the state DOT admits it will be confusing at first navigating around the Skyway when it is under construction for the next two summers, but a spokeswoman said the agency has come up with a reasonable and effective plan. Rep. Brian Higgins is calling on the DOT to do more during the $29 million rehabilitation of the deck.

The pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Dunkirk was placed on leave after the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo received a complaint of alleged abuse.

The New York Mets will soon assign Tim Tebow to their Double-A affiliate in Binghamton. He’s attempting to give pro baseball a shot after an accomplished career as a college quarterback at Florida and a stint in the NFL.

After a quarter of a century as a defining Hudson Valley restaurant, New World Home Cooking in Saugerties will close after dinner service on Saturday, April 7. The Albany location will remain open.

East Greenbush, Rensselaer County’s most populous town, is completing a townwide reassessment this year to avoid the precipitous drop in property values that Guilderland saw in 2017.

Blasts from winter nor’easters earlier this month have some area ski centers extending the season beyond what is often the traditional closing after Easter weekend