Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is giving no signs of any intention to step down, despite mounting calls for him to resign and chaos at his statehouse due to revelations that a photograph showing people in blackface and Ku Klux Klan robes was displayed on his medical school yearbook page.

Virginia LG Justin Fairfax issued a statement denying an unsubstantiated allegation of sexual assault that a right-wing media site published amid extraordinary political turmoil in the state that has raised the possibility of him becoming the next governor.

President Donald Trump is picking David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, to be the Interior Department’s next secretary.

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes sued the Southern Poverty Law Center, claiming that the civil-rights organization has cost him business opportunities by designating the pro-Trump men’s group he created as a hate group.

Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has invited the community activist who confronted then-Sen. Jeff Flake in a Capitol elevator during the confirmation hearing for Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the State of the Union address tomorrow.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a 2020 presidential contender, has invited a transgender U.S. Navy officer to be her guest at the SOTU.

At least three Democrats are skipping the SOTU.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Budget Director Robert Mujica, announced that state personal income tax receipts are $2.3 billion below projections. The revenue decline was first noticed in late December and continued through January.

“This is the most serious revenue shock that the state has faced in many years. We can’t say that enough or emphasize that enough. That $2.3 billion figure, frankly governor, I think could get worse before it gets better based on the numbers as we see them,” DiNapoli said.

Cuomo said the federal cap on state and local tax deductions – known as SALT – are largely to blame for the drop. “This is worst than we anticipated,” he said.

The governor says he’ll be making adjustments in the $175 billion state budget proposal he recently unveiled, but didn’t provide specifics. He has until mid-February to make budget amendments.

The state Senate Democrats chose one of the most vocal critics of the Amazon HQ2 deal, Queens Sen. Michael Gianaris, to represent them as one of three voting members of the Public Authorities Control Board. Any voting member of the board has the power to block projects that come before it.

Moody’s Investors Service, which has given high marks for Cuomo’s handling of state finances, warns in a report to investors that income tax collections were “down sharply” in December, as in other states, in what analyst are calling “December surprises.”

A day after a group of people were pepper-sprayed while protesting the inhumane conditions inside a federal jail in Brooklyn, public defenders have sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the jail’s warden, Herman Quay, alleging that they had violated the constitutional rights of those incarcerated there.

Attorneys said there was a “humanitarian crisis” at the jail, where a heating system breakdown and a power failure led to inmates being locked down in frigid and dark cells. (Read the suit here).

Sen. Luis Sepulveda said he was “shocked” at the conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center, but acknowledged the state had limited recourse because the prison is federally operated.

Troy City Council member Mark McGrath resigned today, a little over a week after the Times Union published an article about a voicemail in which McGrath can be heard using racial slurs.

State Police responded to nearly 1,100 crashes and issued more than 600 travel ban tickets during last week’s snowstorm, officials announced.

Cuomo today announced the launch of NYS Rent Connect, a new online service that modernizes and simplifies New Yorkers’ interaction with the rent regulation system.

The NYC subway has come a long way since the dark days of the 1980s and 1990s when violence was rampant and riders felt constant dread. But lately, riders are starting to feel less safe – a belief that is often reinforced by a flood of complaints about the transit system, doled out in real time on social media.

A 26-year-old man who police say is a member of the violent MS-13 street gang was arrested today in connection with a brazen murder on a Queens subway platform the previous day.

New York state lawmakers were just elected three months ago — but they’ve already held or scheduled 45 campaign fundraisers from January through early March, even though they’re not on the ballot again until mid- to late 2020.

Assemblyman and public advocate candidate Michael Blake did work for Hilltop Public Solutions in the two years before he publicly accepted and then declined a job with the firm, according to a review of the Bronx lawmaker’s state financial disclosures.

More than $250 million in funding for the United States Military Academy at West Point would be vulnerable to reallocation should Trump declare a national emergency, according to Democratic Hudson Valley Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

Actor Alec Baldwin says he thought the man who stole his parking spot last year — in a scuffle that led to the actor’s arrest — was “going to run over” his wife, Hilaria Baldwin.

Who couldn’t use a little brush-up on their subway etiquette?