Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address — or deliver it in writing — as long as the government remains shut down.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, of Maryland, later confirmed that the 2019 State of the Union will not proceed as planned. “The State of the Union is off,” he said.

The record-setting partial government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, continues to drag on, meaning hundreds of thousands of federal employees are being asked to work without pay or to stay home. But members of Congress are still collecting paychecks.

Pelosi got the last laugh on Long Island Rep. Kathleen Rice, who opposed the California Democrat for speaker, denying the former Nassau prosecutor a coveted seat on the lower chamber’s high-profile Judiciary Committee.

The school where Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen Pence, has accepted a part-time job teaching art requires potential employees to affirm certain religious beliefs that seek to exclude homosexual and transgender applicants, including that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

A group of women, led by former Long Island Democratic House candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley, are launching “Vote Mama” this week, with the aim of recruiting, funding and training mothers with young kids to run for political office.

State-owned Olympic winter sports venues and ski resorts could see major investments for the third year in a row if the state Legislature approves the governor’s $82.5 million proposal.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is putting her presidential campaign HQ in Troy because, in her words, the Collar City is “awesome,” adding: “Troy’s a lot like the rest of America.”

“Kirsten Gillibrand’s brand relies on morphing her views to fit the job,” said Samantha Cotten, spokesperson for America Rising, a leading Republican super PAC. “However, with dozens of presidential hopefuls competing for the title of ‘most progressive candidate,’ her incessant flip-flopping will not go unrecognized by voters.”

After once opposing it when she was a congresswoman, Gillibrand, on her first day as a Democratic presidential candidate, said she now supports granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

The House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee is hosting a session tomorrow morning with Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC – 2.42 million followers) and Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut (@jahimes – 76,500 followers) “on the most effective ways to engage constituents on Twitter and the importance of digital storytelling.”

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio went on “The View” to tout his healthcare policy plans for a national audience, and wound up getting shouted at by Whoopi Goldberg over bike lanes.

Hours after Cuomo announced that he would double New York City’s speed camera system, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson said, um, is that all?

Cuomo is so serious about wanting to “blow up” the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that he plans to hold $7.3 billion in already-promised MTA funding hostage until the state Legislature helps him achieve vague reforms.

A month before announcing he’ll run again, embattled Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse — facing allegations of physical abuse and under FBI investigation — paid $10,000 to a firm that says it specializes in repairing reputations. Today, perhaps on the firm’s advice, he apologized, vaguely.

EJ McMahon: “Disentangled from the politically turbocharged, high-volume rhetoric of his State of the State message, the first Executive Budget of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s third term is largely a stay-the-course affair – for better and worse.”

Homeowners earning between $250,000 to $500,000 a year would get a check back for their STAR rebates to help pay for school taxes rather than receiving the savings directly in their tax bill, Cuomo proposed in his budget.

NYC has added the drug store chains CVS, Walmart, Walgreens and Rite Aid as defendants in the lawsuit it had previously filed against opioid manufacturers and distributors, alleging fraudulent business practices.

Legislation making its way through the Capitol could potentially give federal workers affected by the partial federal government shutdown extra time to pay their local property taxes.

Suffolk’s Democratic County Executive Steve Bellone has more than $2 million in his coffers entering the race for a third term, 20 times more than his closest potential rival, according to new campaign filings.

Sterling Jewelers Inc, whose brands include Kay Jewelers and Jared, agreed to pay $11 million in fines to settle charges by U.S. and New York regulators that it signed up consumers for store credit cards and credit insurance without permission.

The Niagara Falls Water Board has decided to conduct a nationwide search for a new executive director for the city’s water and sewer operations. Rolfe Porter informed the board Friday that he doesn’t want to stick around after his contract expires March 31.

North Hempstead has banned the sale of recreational marijuana within its boundaries, becoming the first Nassau County town to do so.

RIP Joseph Sullivan, an Albany neighborhood activist and frequent candidate for elected office, who died after a battle with cancer.