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

At 8:15 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio appears live on MSNBC.

At 9 a.m., Assemblyman David Weprin speaks at the Community School District 26 Presidents’ Council’s Annual Legislative Breakfast, KPacho, 1270 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park.

Also at 9 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul keynotes a consortium at the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services’ 2019 Critical Issues Symposium, DoubleTree Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Rd., Rochester.

At 10 a.m., the state Senate Democrats hold a public hearing on school governance and accountability, (de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza are scheduled to testify around 12:30 p.m.), Senate Hearing Room, 19th Fl., 250 Broadway, Manhattan. Also testifying: NYC Public Advocate-elect Jumaane Williams.

Also at 10 a.m., a special ad-hoc subcommittee on personnel of the State University of New York meet, SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St., Boardroom, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., de Blasio appears live on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” and takes calls from listeners.

At 11 a.m., Assemblywoman Pay Fahy will join advocates and volunteers from the New York State Association for Pupil Transportation to highlight the inclusion of universal pre-K transportation in the Assembly’s budget proposal, Side Portico of the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and state Sen. John Brooks urge the state Legislature to restore funding for the Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Project, H. Lee Dennison Building, Media Room, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge.

Also at 11 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Economic Development meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing meets, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., de Blasio will deliver remarks at the plaque dedication for the one year anniversary of the death of Fire Marshal Christopher T. Zanetis, quarters of Engine 28 & Ladder 11, 222 East 2nd St., Manhattan.

At 11:30 a.m., state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli attends a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, Buffalo Irish Center, 275 Abbott Rd., Buffalo. (Hochul delivers the keynote address).

At noon, Advocates and elected officials demand state lawmakers authorize the use of bus lane enforcement cameras citywide as part of the state budget, southbound M15 bus stop, East 96th Street and Second Avenue, Manhattan.

Also at noon, Williams joins 32BJ SEIU and the Hotel Trades Council for a rally in support of Baba Sillah, a 32BJ SEIU member who faces a hearing after recently being detained at a regular check-in with ICE, 26 Federal Plaza, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Small Business meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., the state Senate Democrats hold the fourth of five statewide hearings on New York’s transit networks, Buffalo City Hall, 65 Niagara Sq., Buffalo.

Also at 2 p.m., Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, with state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright, holds a joint legislative hearing to examine New York City’s homeownership housing crisis, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.

Also at 2 p.m., Hochul outlines the 2019 Women’s Justice Agenda at the WNY Women’s Agenda Forum, University at Buffalo, Student Union Theater, 150 Putnam Way, Buffalo.

At 3:30 p.m., Hochul announces the expansion of anti-money laundering company AML RightSource and the creation of new jobs, Larkin at Exchange, Suite 140 F, 701 Seneca St., Buffalo.

At 6 p.m., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, state Sen. Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides host Astoria’s annual celebration of Greek independence, Stathakion Center, 22-51 29th St., Queens.

At 6:30 p.m., Williams speaks at the “Trust and Transparency” Symposium on Law Enforcement Oversight, sponsored by the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Office for the Advancement of Research, 860 11th Ave., Manhattan.


At least 40 people were killed in attacks on two separate mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that were carried out by a group of four white supremacists.

A dozen Republican U.S. senators broke ranks and voted with Democrats, 59-41, to block President Trump’s border wall-obsessed national emergency declaration, marking a major embarrassment for Trump and paving the way for the first veto of his presidency.

The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jetliner faced an emergency almost immediately after takeoff from Addis Ababa, requesting permission in a panicky voice to return after three minutes as the aircraft accelerated to abnormal speed, a person who reviewed air traffic communications said.

Hallmark has decided to cut ties with actress Lori Loughlin — the longtime face of its cable channel — following her arrest in the ongoing college bribery scandal.

Loughlin‘s daughters are dropping out of the University of Southern California because they’re afraid of being bullied over the massive college admissions scam that has left them feeling like “a mess.”

The children of marketing executive Jane Buckingham, one of the 40 individuals charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal, are breaking their silence, indicating they did not know anything of the scheme.

This week’s college admissions scandal provided an instruction manual for gaming the SAT: bribe the proctor, hire a stand-in, see the right psychologist to get a signoff for more time.

Buckingham was a co-host of a U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 2020 fund-raiser days before the indictments hit.

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke entered the 2020 presidential race and his fundraising prowess and name recognition immediately sent ripples through the campaigns, landing him endorsements from two New Yorkers: Reps. Kathleen Rice and Sean Patrick Maloney, despite Gillibrand’s presence in the field.

Insider testimony, emails and other evidence show Trump turned his charitable foundation into a wing of his White House campaign, New York’s attorney general said in a new court filing.

An amended bill to close New York’s so-called “double jeopardy loophole” was formally introduced late yesterday after lawmakers came to an agreement earlier this week on the legislation, which will allow state prosecutors to bring charges against certain individuals pardoned of federal crimes.

The “nonprofit” Vermont-based think tank founded by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife and son is closing up shop after drawing criticism over the donations it’s been receiving.

Trump slammed ex-House Speaker Paul Ryan for not being aggressive enough in going after his perceived enemies, and said Democrats “played a tougher game” than Republicans even though all of the really tough people back him.

The Connecticut Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the firearms industry, clearing the way for a lawsuit against the companies that manufactured and sold the semiautomatic rifle used by the gunman in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross got hit with a subpoena threat after repeatedly dodging questions about why he really added a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, an activist group tracking hate groups in the U.S., announced that it has fired its co-founder and former chief litigator.

After two failed attempts, a bill that has the power to extend the protections granted by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include gender identity and sexual orientation might finally have a chance to become law.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a swanky, hush-hush fundraiser at the posh St. Regis hotel in midtown Manhattan last night, while in the midst of negotiations with state lawmakers to adopt a $173 billion budget by April 1. Attendees included people who have business before the state.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to spend $10 billion to “climate-proof” lower Manhattan by expanding the coastline by two blocks into the East River from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Battery.

A federal judge has signed off on a settlement that will see NYC pay back more than $4 million of pilfered Hurricane Sandy aid that paid for “junk” city vehicles damaged well before the 2012 storm.

Nearly half of NYC’s prison population has been diagnosed with mental health problems, but First Lady Chirlane McCray’s $250 million-a-year “ThriveNYC” mental health initiative has no presence in the jails.

NYC is set to buy 17 properties from the notorious Podolsky brothers so it can convert homeless apartments into affordable housing — but the price tag, initially thought to be between $40 million and $60 million has risen to a whopping $173 million.

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can stay out of prison while his public corruption conviction is appealed, a court said.

If ICE agents conduct a raid in New York, Cuomo has made sure the state is ready to react, announcing a line-up of at least 15 immigration attorneys on his statewide rapid response program that will provide emergency legal services to immigrants targeted by the agency.

Jay Kiyonaga, a former top official at a New York agency fired last year for what authorities called “reprehensible” sexual harassment, is still making $136,000 a year while doing no work at another state agency, according to payroll records obtained by The Associated Press.

Illinois billionaire Ken Griffin said he’s having second thoughts about moving his financial firm to the city in light of Amazon’s decision to scrap plans for new headquarters in Queens amid intense political opposition.

A four-day sit-in by angry students at the tony Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale ended after administrators finally complied with a long list of demands, an organizer told The NY Post.

A pair of recent Albany High graduates who claim they were the targets of pornographic text messages, aggressive behavior and other threats from a classmate filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, contending school administrators let the abuse continue while failing to protect the alleged victims.

Police are taking a serious look at whether Gambino crime family boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali was whacked in an internal war for control — with one of John Gotti’s brothers and a key associate fresh out of prison and possibly looking to seize power, law enforcement sources said.

With fresh control of the state Senate, Democratic lawmakers and staff say they’ve been working feverishly toward a single bill that would not only eliminate cash bail, but also attempt to minimize the number of defendants judges can lock up while awaiting trial.

Building trade unions and business groups are battling over a New York budget provision that would expand the definition of public works that require higher wage rates.

Republican Rep. Tom Reed, a frequent Cuomo critic, praised the governor’s efforts to make the state’s 2 percent property tax cap permanent.

General Electric Co. said it is continuing to cut costs and eliminate the expensive management structure at what used to be called GE Power.

Tractor Supply has opened a 925,000-square-foot distribution center in Frankfort, Herkimer County, that is expected to create 350 jobs.

Crumpled plastic cups littering side alleys. Greasy pizza boxes dumped on sidewalks. Trash cans overflowing. St. Patrick’s Day may be on Sunday, but the city of Albany is already getting dirty.

Ahead of the birth of the Royal baby, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have appointed Sara Latham, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign advisor, as the head of their communications team, the palace announced.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company’s top executive in charge of products, Chris Cox, and Chris Daniels, the head of WhatsApp, will be leaving the company.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani is fuming over his fractious divorce court clash with estranged wife Judith Nathan, claiming she’s trying to “extort” him for millions with a “vindictive…campaign of hate.”

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg penned an op-ed in the Detroit News with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about fighting that state’s opioid crisis.