More snow is headed this way. A LOT MORE.

The state Legislature is expected to pass a package of gun control bills today – the first significant gun control measures approved since passage of the SAFE Act in 2013.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins are holding another join press conference prior to the votes in their respective houses, Senate Conference Room, Room 124, state Capitol, Albany.

In the afternoon in D.C., Vice President Mike Pence participates in a meeting with Carlos Alfredo Vecchio Chargé d’Affaires of the Government of Venezuela.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public appearances or interviews yet scheduled.

At 9:30 a.m., the Assembly and Senate hold a joint legislative hearing on the public protection portion of the governor’s 2019-20 budget, Hearing Room B, LOB, State Street, Albany.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Criminal Justice meets, 250 Broadway, 16th floor, Committee Room, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Housing and Buildings meets, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., the State Senate is in session, Senate chamber, state Capitol, Albany.

At 11:30 a.m., leading members of the Fix Our Transit coalition, representing New York’s top business, labor, environmental, transportation, and civic organizations, demand lawmakers pass congestion pricing in this budget session, outside the LCA, 3rd Fl., state Capitol, Albany.

At noon, NYC Councilman Antonio Reynoso joins Teamsters Local 813 and advocacy organizations for a rally to draw attention to the prevalence of sham unions and worker exploitation in the private carting industry, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Contracts meets, 250 Broadway, 16th floor, Committee Room, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management meets, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 1:30 p.m., the NYC Board of Elections holds a hearing about the race for public advocate, 32 – 42 Broadway, 7 Fl., Manhattan.

At 3 p.m., LG Kathy Hochul tours the Addictions Care Center of Albany and makes an announcement, 90 McCarty Ave.

At 5:30 p.m., Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan hosts a free health fair, Rotunda of City Hall, 24 Eagle St., Albany.

Also at 5:30 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks at the Albany Can Code Inaugural Class, Capital South Campus Center, 20 Warren St., Albany.

At 6 p.m., the Educational Alliance hosts a forum featuring candidates for New York City public advocate in advance of the special election, Educational Alliance Manny Cantor Center, 197 E. Broadway, sixth floor, Manhattan.

Also at 6 p.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Windows of Hip-Hop co-host the annual Element of Hip-Hop Awards, Pier 132, 789 E. 132nd St., the Bronx.

Also at 6 p.m., City & State and AARP present the 50 Over Fifty 2019: The Age Disruptors awards, honoring 50 of the most distinguished public servants in New York, Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th St., Manhattan.

At 6:30 p.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza meet with parents in School District 11 at a community forum, Richard R. Green Middle School, 3710 Barnes Ave., Bronx.


New York will become the 10th state to give victims of childhood sexual abuse a new chance to sue their abusers—and the institutions that employed them—regardless of when their abuse occurred.

Democratic lawmakers who control the state Assembly and Senate passed the Child Victims Act, capping 15 years of lobbying by victims and their advocates. Republicans, who controlled the Senate until the last election, had blocked similar bills from floor votes but unanimously supported the latest measure.

The measure would give survivors until their 55th birthday to sue their abusers (compared to their 23rd birthday before). It would also open a one-year window during which victims could sue if they had missed out on the previous statute of limitations.

With survivors in the gallery for the vote, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins expressed disappointment that they had to spend years advocating for passage of the bill. “We’re sorry for making you wait so long,” she said.

In an extraordinary turnabout, every Republican member of the state Senate — whose leaders had for years blocked the legislation from being voted on in their chamber — threw their support to the bill, which passed unanimously.

As child sex abuse survivors watched the state Legislature pass the Child Victims Act, there were more survivors present: A handful of New York lawmakers, some of whom revealed for the first time to their colleagues that they were sexually abused as children.

The Catholic Church, which lobbied hard for years against the act, raised concerns that just private groups – like churches and Boy Scouts – would be covered by the one-year look-back lawsuit period. Lawmakers changed the bill’s language last week to provide that certainty.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who included a version of the Child Victims Act in his budget proposal and met with survivors before the vote, vowed to sign the bill. “It’s taken us a number of years to get here, but we got here,” he said.

The holy war between Cuomo and state Catholic leaders like Timothy Cardinal Dolan continued over the issue of abortion and the Child Victims Act. Cuomo, who is facing calls for his excommunication, recalled his father experienced a similar situation over his abortion rights stance.

Cuomo delivered a fiery sermon against Catholic bishops, saying: “Jesus Christ teaches about truth and justice — social justice — and that’s not what the church did here,” in reference to the church’s resistance to the Child Victims Act. “They compounded the problem by covering it up and not taking responsibility.”

A new survey shows a majority of New York doctors support medical aid in dying — a practice also known as physician-assisted suicide — in which a doctor prescribes a lethal dose of medication to a terminally ill, mentally competent patient who requests it. The Church opposes the bill.

Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, announced that the special counsel, Robert Mueller, is wrapping up his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and whether the Trump campaign cooperated with Moscow’s operation.

President Trump accepted an invitation from Nancy Pelosi on to deliver his State of the Union address before the full House next week, ending days of bitter political bickering.

Trump this week will turn his attention from a fight with congressional Democrats to an even more formidable negotiating challenge, one with potentially higher stakes: China.

A federal judge in Virginia delayed Paul Manafort’s sentencing on his financial crime convictions until a dispute about his cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Mueller is resolved.

Michael Cohen, the prison-bound former fixer to Trump, will testify behind closed doors before at least two congressional committees next month — and he has hired new lawyers to represent him, a spokesman said.

The commander-in-chief ditched the former House speaker in the middle of an Oval Office meeting to go watch television in another room, according to ex-White House staffer Cliff Sims, who has penned a new book.

State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long is stepping down from his post after three decades at the helm of the party, he announced

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out a road map to eliminate childhood lead exposure during the next 10 years – particularly in private homes.

De Blasio sought to distract from NYCHA’s lead woes as he blamed private housing for poisoning Big Apple kids and announced a plan to “eliminate childhood lead exposure” by 2029.

Kevin O’Brien, the de Blasio aide who was fired due to sexual harassment complaints from two women, was fired from his previous job with the Democratic Governors Association for similar reasons less than a month before joining the NYC administration.

City Hall spokesman Eric Phillips said that the mayor was not aware of the previous complaints against O’Brien. He added that the Department of Investigation conducted a background check on O’Brien before he was hired and “received confirmation of title and work dates and no adverse information.”

New York’s Gaming Commission took the first step toward legalizing sports betting, setting the stage for casinos to begin accepting wagers within months, but blocking online and mobile applications.

Commissioners unanimously voted to publish proposed rules that would allow in-person sports gambling at New York’s four upstate, commercial casinos. After a 60-day public-comment period, the commission will vote again.

The unanimous decision of the seven-person commission comes less than a year after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for such operations outside of Nevada, which once had a monopoly on betting parlors under a 1992 law.

A bill to ban teachers from carrying guns in schools has the support of Cuomo, who scoffed at the idea of having teachers engaging in possible classroom shootouts.

The conversation in Albany surrounding teacher evaluations didn’t end with the adoption of legislation last week banning the mandatory use of state tests to assess the performance of educators, as Cuomo said “more work needs to be done” on the issue.

The Assembly Republican conference released a report spotlighting the state’s “underfunded and crumbling” infrastructure and transportation systems.

Eight months after de Blasio promised the city would speed payments to nonprofits delivering services to the needy, officials from the charities have fired off a letter to City Hall saying nothing has changed.

Brooklyn neighborhood groups want de Blasio to follow Cuomo’s lead and hire outside consultants to find a less obtrusive way to repair the crumbling BQE — as the governor did with the L-train shutdown.

A new activist group has teamed up with local politicians and other education leaders to push NYC for healthier school food.

More state judges are being disciplined for misbehaving than at any time since 2012 — yet the commission responsible for punishing them is operating on a shoestring budget, the panel’s administrator says.

As BuzzFeed announced layoffs, it also started a search for year-long “editorial fellows” in New York and LA, who earn hourly wages and no health benefits.

The former owner of the stretch 2001 Ford Excursion limo involved in the Oct. 6 crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie County says the vehicle was safe to be on the road when he owned it.

A former State Police investigator who was at the center of an ongoing internal investigation into allegations that members of a federal drug task force had padded their overtime and misused government vehicles recently retired from the agency.

WNY Democratic Assemblyman Robin Schimminger has missed all three weeks – totaling five session days – since the 2019 session started on Jan. 9, and in so doing, did not cast votes on a host of high-profile bills.

A trust that’s been bankrolling the legal fees for five Nxivm sex cult leaders is quickly running out of cash ahead of the case’s April trial date, a Brooklyn judge revealed.

A violent Staten Island sex offender was allowed to stay on the streets for nearly a month after assaulting a 57-year-old female churchgoer thanks to an NYPD clerical error — which may have also given him just enough time to murder another woman, according to cops.

A 53-year-old housekeeper was rescued from the elevator of a Manhattan townhouse after being trapped inside for three days, New York City officials said.

A political stalemate last year at the state Capitol could end up costing Warren and Greene counties more than a quarter of a million dollars in lost revenue.

California Democratic Sen. Kalama Harris, a 2020 contender, endorsed the “Green New Deal,” a proposal popularized by freshman Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that sets a goal of getting 100 percent of U.S. electricity from renewable energy.

Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential exploratory committee has hired two senior Iowa staffers as the New York senator continues to build out a campaign infrastructure ahead of Iowa’s 2020 caucuses.

Osama bin Laden was fatally shot in the head and had his remains thrown in the Arabian Sea — but longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone claimed he has been treated far worse than the brutal terror leader.

The committee charged with electing more Democrats to the House announced the first round of Republicans it will target for defeat in 2020 – and Rep. Chris Collins of Clarence is on the list, as are Long Island Reps. Lee Zeldin and Pete King and Central New York Rep. John Katko.

The latest winter storm is causing major travel troubles in the Midwest, trouble that could spread to other areas, including Super Bowl host city Atlanta, this week.

A bipartisan bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives would make animal cruelty a federal felony, punishable by up to seven years jail time, as well as fines.

A critical flaw in Apple’s FaceTime video chat service allows someone to listen through another user’s iPhone even if that person did not answer the call.

…Apple says it’s aware of the bug and is working to fix it.

Cuomo issued a statement urging New Yorkers to disable Apple’s FaceTime app, calling the bug an “egregious breach of privacy.”

Manhattan Community Board 2 voted last week to deny an application to build a development on Elizabeth Street Garden, a quaint, 1-acre plot that makes up one of the last remaining open green spaces in Nolita.

RIP Stanley Hill, a pioneering black labor leader who headed New York City’s largest public employee union for more than a decade, until he was forced to step down amid revelations of overspending and mismanagement, who died on Friday in Queens at the age of 82.

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