Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events scheduled as of yet.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is also in the city with no public events scheduled.

President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable with supporters, where he will deliver remarks, before heading to Mount Pleasant, WI, where he will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for Foxconn.

Trump will then tour Foxconn’s Opus Building and give remarks before departing back to Washington, D.C.

At 9 a.m., Queens NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will join actress/activist Cynthia Nixon at the 46th Street–Bliss Street subway station in Sunnyside, Queens to announce his endorsement of her bid for governor.

At 10 a.m., NYC Councilman Antonio Reynoso, solar industry leaders and others call for more support for solar in low-income households, The Meekerman, 410 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres announces new Council funding incorporated into the city budget to prevent gang violence in the Bronx, Mt. Carmel Church, 627 E. 187th St., Bronx.

Also at 10 a.m., the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosts 60 food and beverage exhibitors at Brooklyn Eats, Bklyn Studios, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn.

Also at 10 a.m., Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, New York City Councilman Stephen Levin and others demand state government funds for the MTA’s Fast Forward Plan to fix and modernize the subway system, Borough Hall station entrance, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.

Also at 10 a.m., state Senate Democratic candidates Jessica Ramos and Alessandra Biaggi, #VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi Sieck, and pro-choice advocates call for a special legislative session to pass the Reproductive Health Act in light of Justice Kennedy’s resignation from the Supreme Court, Foley Square, 11 Worth St., Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., state Attorney General candidate Zephyr Teachout and voters call on the former IDC senators to return the money they’ve received from the Senate Independence Campaign Committee, Foley Square, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., GOP LG candidate Julie Killian attends a small business rally, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., state Senate candidates Jen Metzger, Karen Smythe, Joyce St. George and Pat Strong stand together to highlight the lack of progress under the state Senate Republican majority and their respective opponents, third floor, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., “The Capitol Pressroom” features Tim Kremer, executive director of the state School Boards Association and others, WCNY.

At noon, NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa and others call for an end to violence among youth, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 12:30 p.m., NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and the City Council celebrate the passage of a resolution recognizing and establishing boundaries within Flatbush, Brooklyn, as Little Haiti, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli gives the opening remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Investors Group’s fifth annual conference, White & Case LLP, 1221 Sixth Ave., Manhattan.

At 1:30 p.m., the NYC Council holds for a stated meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 1:30 p.m., Dutchess County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro holds a press conference at a yet-to-be-determined location.

At 5 p.m., Molinaro attends the Onondaga County GOP Clambake, Spinning Wheel Restaurant, 7384 Thompson Rd., North Syracuse.

At 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz unveils the Western Queens Tech Zone Strategic Plan, WeWork Queens Plaza, 27-01 Queens Plaza North, Queens.

Also at 5:30 p.m., Killian attends Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin’s campaign kick off, Elks Lodge, 120 Edgewood Ave., Smithtown.

At 6 p.m., DiNapoli speaks at a Caribbean Heritage Reception, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp., 1368 Fulton Ave., Brooklyn.

Also at 6 p.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and state Sen. Jeff Klein host the New York Salutes America fireworks celebration, Orchard Beach, Bronx.


Public employee unions expressed their outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions — a costly financial blow to organized labor, particularly in union-heavy New York.

Though it is difficult to predict with precision, experts and union officials say unions could lose 10 percent to one-third of their members, or more, in the states affected by the Janus ruling, as conservative groups seek to persuade workers to drop out.

After the ruling Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order directing state agencies to keep their employees’ personal information private in an effort to protect them from anti-union campaigns — even though such privacy protections already exist in state law.

With Cuomo seated by his side during a discussion of the Janus ruling, CSEA President Danny Donohue compared Trump to Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin on Wednesday, saying the Republican president could have given tips to the three despots.

The GOP-led House rejected a compromise immigration bill despite a last-minute, all-caps Twitter endorsement by Trump, who had earlier panned the legislation as a waste of time.

Almost one-third of registered Democratic voters back former Vice President Joe Biden for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, making him the front-runner in a new poll provided exclusively to The Hill.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said any of Trump’s nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy would “threaten our fundamental rights.”

No matter what else happens in the Trump presidency, the retirement of Kennedy, the Supreme Court’s swing voter, sets the president up to cement a lasting legacy.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wasted no time in promising a vote on a new Supreme Court nominee by the fall — and Democrats will have little power to prevent confirmation of Trump’s choice on their own.

Kennedy’s retirement puts maximum pressure on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to block a hard-right replacement, one who would tip the court’s already-tenuous balance and undermine cherished precedents such as Roe v. Wade.

Kennedy’s retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome of the midterm elections.

Cuomo said the U.S. Senate should hold off on replacing Kennedy until after November’s election, calling on lawmakers not to confirm “another partisan” judge.

Just a year ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was slinging margaritas in Manhattan. Now, she’s on the verge of heading to Congress after defeating veteran Queens Rep. Joe Crowley in this week’s primary.

Trump slammed Crowley as “slovenly” last night while praising Ocasio-Cortez, who is decidedly not a supporter of the president, calling her “a young woman who had a lot of energy.”

Ocasio-Cortez will go up against Republican Anthony Pappas in the 14th Congressional District in Queens and the Bronx in November.

Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise upset win is expected to have implications well beyond the five boroughs, and has emboldened progressive state Senate candidates challenging former members of the chamber’s recently disbanded Independent Democratic Conference.

Her stunning victory in the Democratic primary offers a new window into the tug-of-war for the direction of the party as Trump’s presidency stretches through its second year, a fight often overshadowed by the more explosive intraparty debate on the Republican side.

Chris Churchill: “The big takeaway from Tuesday’s primary elections is this: Andrew Cuomo should be shaking in his khakis…the results in New York and elsewhere made it clear that Democratic primary voters continue to want new energy. They don’t don’t necessarily value experience. They want outsiders.”

“Joe Crowley should be the canary in the coal mine for Andrew Cuomo,” an anonymous New York Democrat told the Buffalo News’ Bob McCarthy. “The lesson is there is an energy and enthusiasm by Democrats who have been radicalized by Trump.”

Cuomo insisted his race against Nixon and Crowley’s loss are “apples and oranges” and can’t be compared. (Nixon disagrees). He said he won’t be shifting any tactics or strategy over the next two months leading up to his primary.

Cuomo, those close to him and various operatives argued that local politics and Crowley’s focus on possibly becoming the next House speaker rather than on his district led to his surprising downfall, while Nixon and her supporters disagree.

Since redistricting several years ago, Crowley’s district is now majority minority. Cuomo said the Latino, minority and new immigrant communities are “angry and afraid” given the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which spurred them to vote for Ocasio-Cortez.

A supporter of Ocasio-Cortez said Crowley should step down as Queens Democratic chair – a post he has held since 2006 – in the wake of his primary loss.

I will say that the whole notion of having a machine is called into question here,” said NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents key neighborhoods in Crowley’s soon-to-be former district.

Van Bramer said he is “really proud” of the campaign Nixon has been running against Cuomo, and will be announcing his endorsement of her today.

If it takes a perfect storm to dislodge a congressional leader, then Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and her crusading campaign about class, race, gender, age, absenteeism and ideology proved to be just that.

The NY Post: “With Tuesday’s stunning upset of Rep. Joe Crowley by a young socialist insurgent, New York may be headed for truly radical left-wing territory.”

Ocasio-Cortez appeared to be adjusting to the intensity of her new status as a political rock star with the aplomb of a natural retail politician, graciously granting every request for a picture while staying cheerfully on a progressive message that has energized the Democrats’ left wing.

Ocasio-Cortez’s mother, who is a school secretary in Florida, told the NY Post her daughter has been thinking about politics since she was a teenager, and aspires to be the president.

Ocasio-Cortez had an asteroid named after after she won second place in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as a high school student in 2007.

Nearly three months after launching his campaign for governor, presumptive Republican nominee Marc Molinaro has spent most of his time hammering incumbent Cuomo on ethics scandals, economic development spending, and other issues. But key questions remain about Molinaro’s own policy stances.

Nixon is worth more than Cuomo – at least financially speaking. She and her wife Christine Marinoni held financial assets worth at least $5.2 million in 2017, according to a financial disclosure statement the actress filed with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

The Cuomo administration wanted Todd Howe — the corrupt lobbyist at the center of the Buffalo Billion trial playing out in Manhattan federal court — to act as its “eyes and ears:” in keeping tabs on one of the defendants, it emerged in court.

When allegations broke in 2016 that then-SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros had played a key role in one of the largest bid-rigging schemes New York has seen, Cuomo vowed to take immediate, unilateral steps to eliminate conflicts of interest in the state procurement process. So far, he hasn’t heeded his own call to action.

Kaloyeros touted transparency while circumventing the press and Freedom of Information Laws, according to testimony from his former spokesman, David Doyle.

In perhaps an ambitious schedule, the judge presiding over the Buffalo Billion case, Valerie Caproni, told jurors last night that both the prosecution and defense could rest their cases by sometime Thursday.

Adam Skelos’ former boss at an environmental company testified that he tried to stop the son of the powerful state Senate majority leader from holding his company “hostage” in exchange for a bigger salary.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed he plans to take a serious look at how the city’s “screened” high schools admit students.

New York’s highest court ruled that a New York Times reporter, Frances Robles, can be forced to testify in the Baby Hope murder trial.

Most New Yorkers have been affected by the subway crisis at some point. But the constant delays weigh more heavily on low-income riders, according to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

New York City lost out to Chicago in the bidding for President Barack Obama’s presidential library and center, but the Obama Foundation is now fulfilling a pledge it made in 2015 to “maintain a presence” in the city. This fall, Columbia University, Obama’s alma mater, will launch a program for international fellows.

Elections officials will begin tabulating about 1,000 outstanding absentee ballots next week to determine the outcome of the Democratic primary for the 23rd Congressional District in which Max Della Pia leads Tracy Mitrano by a scant 26 votes.

Albany County Family Court Judge Margaret T. Walsh, who is running for state Supreme Court justice in November, was ticketed last weekend for leaving the scene of a crash where a witness told police she sped away after backing into another vehicle.

Cuomo’s plans to build a tunnel, bridge or a combination of the two under or across the Long Island Sound would be anything but sound, according to members of a recently formed coalition in opposition to the proposed project.

Bumper-to-bumper jams drive people crazy. But more than 200 cars could be taken off traffic-choked Canal St. if congestion pricing and a two-way toll on the Verrazano Bridge were in place, according to a new study.