Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public events or interviews yet announced.

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

VP Mike Pence this morning delivers remarks to the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The state Legislature is in session.

At 8:30 a.m., state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is provided with YMCA’s Y Champion award, Cornerstone at the Plaza, South Mall Arterial, Albany.

At 9 a.m., some 600 nonpublic school students, parents, educators, and lobbyists, meet with state lawmakers to advocate for additional funding for STEM instruction, The Egg, 1 Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Also at 9 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks at the Tourism Industry Coalition’s Tourism Action Day Breakfast, Renaissance Hotel, The Shelf Room, 144 State St., Albany.

Also at 9 a.m., the state Senate Budget and Revenues Committee meets, Room 946A, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

At 9:30 a.m., the state Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee meets, Room 124, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 9:30 a.m., the state Senate Cities Committee meets, Room 123, state Capitol, Albany.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Governmental Operations meets, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin chairs the first budget hearing of the year for the Council’s Committee on Aging, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 10:30 a.m., the state Senate Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee meets, Room 123, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 10:30 a.m., more than 1,000 reproductive health and rights advocates rally to support their reproductive health care and rights, The Convention Center, Empire State Plaza Concourse, Albany. (Hochul will deliver remarks).

Also at 10:30 a.m., the state Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee meets, Room 816, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

At 11 a.m., the state Senate Finance Committee meets, Room 124, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., Olympian Usain Bolt unveils the newest personal electric vehicles from Bolt Mobility, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., HUD RA Lynne Patton and NYCHA Tenant Association President and resident host Leonard Jones will tour Fenimore-Lefferts to see distressed apartments in need of immediate repair, 730 Fennimore St., Brooklyn.

Also at 11 a.m., the Bring it Home Coalition rallies to demand that Cuomo increase funding for mental health housing programs, outside the governor’s office, 2nd Fl., state Capitol, Albany.

At 11:30 a.m., the state Senate Internet and Technology Committee meets, Room 123, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 11:30 a.m., the state Senate Health Committee meets, Room 124, state Capitol, Albany.

At 12:30 p.m., the state Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee meets, Room 611, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

At 1:30 p.m., state Senate Republican Leader John Flanagan and members of his conference will discuss the potential negative consequences of the “high-tax agenda” being advanced by Cuomo and Senate Democrats as part of negotiations over the new state budget, Room 315, state Capitol, Albany.

At 2 p.m., Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and others call on the state to provide additional education aid to Yonkers, Yonkers City Hall, Mayor’s Reception Room, second floor, 40 S. Broadway, Yonkers.

At 3 p.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate chamber, state Capitol, Albany.

At 3:30 p.m., Hochul rallies for Cuomo’s Tax Fairness for the Middle Class Campaign, Kingston City Hall, Council Chambers, 420 Broadway, Kingston.

At 4 p.m., NYC Councilman Andy King gives his State of Our District address, Evander Childs High School, Auditorium, 800 E. Gun Hill Road, Bronx.


More than a dozen airlines along with the governments of China and Indonesia grounded a new version of Boeing’s most popular jet, as the American aerospace giant scrambled to deal with the fallout from a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.

The FAA said it plans to issue a global notice of “continued airworthiness” for the Boeing 737 airplane after deadly crashes involving the model raised concerns about safety.

Skittish travelers worried about the safety of the 737 Max have been bombarding Southwest, American, United and other airlines with questions and concerns about the plane since the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157.

A New York man who was injured on a Turkish Airlines flight that hit serious turbulence before it landed at JFK filed suit against the airline.

State AG Tish James’ office later yesterday issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for records relating to the financing of four major Trump Organization projects and a failed effort to buy the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League in 2014, according to a person briefed on the subpoenas.

President Trump sent Congress a record $4.75 trillion budget plan that calls for increased military spending and sharp cuts to domestic programs like education and environmental protection for the 2020 fiscal year.

Trump continued to spurn the Hudson River’s failing commuter rail tunnels, declining to include funding for the long-stalled Gateway project in his latest budget proposal, as elected officials stared down a “doomsday scenario” for the region.

The president’s budget proposes a sharp slowdown in Medicaid spending that would shift more than $1 trillion over 10 years by steering the entitlement program into a system of block grants that would give states far more freedom to set their own rules over how to cover the poor.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has revealed she does not support impeaching Trump because it would be “divisive” and “he’s just not worth it” — a declaration that puts her at odds with some members of her own party.

Democrats selected Milwaukee to host their 2020 national convention, setting up the party’s 2020 standard-bearer to accept the presidential nomination in the heart of the old industrial belt that delivered Trump to the White House.

The reverberations of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s own sexual harassment scandal, involving two former staffers, could upend her 2020 Democratic bid.

Gillibrand is defending her office’s handling of claims of sexual harassment by a staffer, stating that her Senate office took the allegation seriously “every step” of the way.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive superstar who has captured an enthusiastic following, disputed charges from moderate Democrats that she is making it harder for them to win re-election in 2020.

Facebook reversed its decision to remove anti-Facebook ads for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign in the wake of the Massachusetts Democrat’s call to break up tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon.

Between October 2013 and October 2018, emergency workers were summoned to Amazon warehouses at least 189 times for suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and other mental-health episodes, according to 911 call logs, ambulance and police reports reviewed and analyzed by The Daily Beast.

Just days after saying that it would close most of its stores, Tesla is making an abrupt U-turn, keeping most locations slated for closure open, and also raising prices on vehicles after initially reducing costs.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk should not be found in contempt of court because he has complied with the terms of a securities fraud settlement, his attorneys wrote in documents filed last night with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

Long Island Republican Rep. Peter King and New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer are pushing a bill that would force the Trump administration to come up with a “doomsday plan” within 60 days in case the Hudson River tunnels collapse before they get fixed.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s “no longer confident” an agreement to legalize recreational marijuana in New York will be included in the state budget that’s due by April 1, raising the possibility that approval of retail sales of pot won’t get passed by the Legislature this year.

The governor said an increasing number of stakeholders has been raising “good points” about the marijuana effort, including criticisms by sheriffs, district attorneys and parent-teacher associations.

The medical marijuana industry is proposing a massive minority contracting and hiring program to woo legislators to keep their weed firms in business.

A plan to tax the rich on multimillion-dollar second homes in New York City has rapidly moved closer to reality, as legislative leaders in Albany and Cuomo have all signed off on the idea as a funding stream for the city’s beleaguered subway system.

Cuomo said he won’t sign off on a state budget that doesn’t include a permanent 2 percent property tax cap.

Cuomo said an on-time April 1 state budget is in jeopardy because lawmakers want to overspend — jeopardizing plans to finance the MTA.

Democrats who head the environmental committees in both the Assembly and Senate joined with advocates and business allies as they vowed to protect a state environmental fund from being used by Cuomo to pay state worker salaries.

Cuomo also said that the state budget needs to include language authorizing publicly funded political campaigns, but he added that questions about how to pay for the multi-million dollar system could be decided in the future.

The possibility of permanently authorizing a special $12.5 million state revenue stream for the city of Albany drew only a wry smile from Cuomo.

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez announced a short-on-details plan called “Justice 2020,” aimed at locking up fewer criminals and getting those who are behind bars back on the streets earlier.

“We will move away from overreliance on incarceration, engage all stakeholders as partners in justice, focus resources on those who do the most harm and make my Office more strategic and mission-driven,” Gonzalez said in a statement.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said he had no idea “I Believe I Can Fly” was a mega-hit for accused sex abuser R. Kelly, and wouldn’t have flapped his arms to a version being sung in a South Carolina church if he’d known.

De Blasio is not in line with NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill when it comes to “relocating” civilian cars so cops could park close to the Columbia field for a flag football game, saying that was “wrong” and “can’t happen again.”

The mayor vowed to take action on NYC schools’ wacky lunch times, saying the system where some students eat the midday meal before 9 a.m. is untenable.

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson gave a backhanded slap to first lady Chirlane McCray’s “Thrive NYC” mental health initiative, saying the embattled program needs to do a better job helping the severely mentally ill.

Manhattan Institute senior fellow Stephen Eide writes: “In New York, most of the important mental health decisions are made by the state, not City Hall — and some of those decisions are terrible ones.”

The proprietor of a Long Island City barbecue joint is suing Queens Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer for telling cops the restaurateur threatened him because Amazon canceled its planned headquarters in the neighborhood.

A Queens man got a shock when he sought to pay his monthly ConEd bill: he owed $38 million for his small apartment in Astoria.

Riders arriving at the Bedford Avenue station for their commute yesterday morning found the platform covered in thick dust, while MTA workers and cops all wore masks.

For the past decade, the federal government has identified New York as a state that needs help complying with special education laws – information that comes as a surprise to some policy makers.

After a measles outbreak in Brooklyn and Rockland County and amid growing concerns about the anti-vaccine movement, a pair of state legislators are proposing allowing minors to receive vaccinations without permission from their parents.

Almost a year and a half after city officials said they were finalizing an overhaul to the way New York City safety agents operate in schools, two city councilors are raising questions about why a new agreement is not yet in place.

A judge has recommended that Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, sentenced to three years for tax fraud and other crimes, serve his time in the minimum-security prison at the Federal Correctional Institution Otisville, in New York, where there are a number of other high-profile inmates.

With tax season in full swing and New York state’s budget process nearing an end, LG Kathy Hochul traveled throughout upstate to talk about taxes, echoing Cuomo’s criticism of the SALT deduction cap at the federal level.

The decision by one of the Capitol’s most influential lobbying firms – Mercury Public Affairs – to employ former state Sen. Jeff Klein has elevated concerns about ex-lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct who take up work as lobbyists.

The organizer of a fundraising campaign to help New York state college swimmers stay in North Carolina for a national competition says he will issue refunds.

A monument in honor of famed abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth will be added to the Walkway Over the Hudson.

A routine inspection of a container from Colombia that arrived in Newark uncovered one of the largest shipments of cocaine ever seized in the New York City area.

he late Rep. Louise M. Slaughter has been named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls. Slaughter, a 16-term congresswoman who died at the age of 88 a year ago, will be inducted at a ceremony at the facility in September.

For the second time in Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy’s tenure, the City Council overrode a veto. This time, the override involved a resolution addressing the number of judges on the bench in City Court.

Another NY Knicks fan claims James Dolan banned him for life from Knicks games for telling the owner to “sell the team” in 2018, and TMZ Sports has the stay away document to prove it.

In the same week that Fox News is holding a big event for advertisers to promote its news brand, the network is battling multiple controversies about offensive remarks made by its right-wing hosts.

Roseanne Barr is placing blame on former first lady Michelle Obama – not her own retweeting of a racist tweet about former White House aide Valerie Jarrett – for getting her booted from ABC’s Roseanne revival series.

RIP Mel Miller, who rose to the highest ranks of New York State government as speaker of the State Assembly and publicly feuded with Gov. Mario Cuomo, but who was forced from office because of a fraud conviction that was later overturned. He died on Friday in Manhattan at the age of 79.