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 appearances scheduled.

Vice President Mike Pence travels to NYC today, where he will deliver remarks to a special session of the United Nations Security Council on the Crisis in Venezuela, and participate in an office call with the UN Secretary General.

Pence will later participate in the New York City Trump Victory Lunch, before returning home to D.C.

At 8 a.m., Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa and state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia will deliver welcoming remarks at the New York State My Brother’s Keeper Teacher Opportunity Corps II Summit, which Regents Lester Young and Josephine Finn will also attend, Cultural Education Center, Huxley Theater, 222 Madison Ave., Albany.

At 8:30 a.m., NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin, former Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and others join Los Angeles vendor advocates for a panel to discuss the campaign to decriminalize sidewalk vending in Los Angeles, Urban Justice Center, 40 Rector St., 9th Fl., Manhattan.

At 9:30 a.m., Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan holds a press conference to provide an update on the recent ransomware attack experienced by the city, mayor’s conference room, City Hall, 24 Eagle St., Albany.

At 10 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visits the Boro Park Jewish Community Council. 1310 46th St., Brooklyn.

Also at 10 a.m., the state Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education holds a Public Hearing to explore ways to regulate and review oversight over for-profit schools, Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Fl., Albany.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Health, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., the state Senate Committee on Transportation meets, Room 332, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., the state Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions meets, Legislative Office Building, Room 611, Albany.

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

Also at 11 a.m., “The Capitol Pressroom” features former Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, WCNY.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, NYC Councilman Brad Lander, Common Cause/NY Executive Director Susan Lerner, and others will join together to urge the NYC Charter Commission to recommend ranked choice voting over the winner-take-all model, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate chamber, state Capitol, Albany.

At 12:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams holds a press conference with local students and financial experts as part of his annual commemoration of Financial Education Empowerment Month in Brooklyn, Brooklyn College Student Center, 2705 Campus Rd., Brooklyn.

At 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Justice System meets jointly with the Committee on Immigration, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Hospitals meets jointly with the Committee on General Welfare, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 1:30 p.m., MTA Chair and CEO Pat Foye; MTA Managing Director Veronique Hakim; MTA NYC Transit President Andy Byford; MTA NYC Transit Senior VP of Subways Sally Librera; and members of NYC Transit’s service delivery, maintenance and customer service departments make an announcement, 2 Broadway, 20th Fl. Board room, Manhattan.

At 4 p.m., the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board holds its April Board meeting, NYC Campaign Finance Board office, 100 Church St., 12th Fl., Manhattan.

At 5:45 p.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli DiNapoli hosts Irish Heritage event to honor the 21st anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the centennial of the Declaration of Independence by the Dáil Éireann, and the contributions of Irish men and women to New York and America, Roosevelt House, 47-49 E. 65th St., Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., Assemblyman David Weprin speaks at Borough President Melinda Katz’s Vaisakhi Celebration, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Queens.

At 7 p.m., NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer receives an award, presented by Williams, and delivers remarks at the 2019 DanceWave Gala, Green Building, 452 Union St, Brooklyn.

Also at 7 p.m., state Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon delivers a presentation on the 2019-20 budget, Community Board 6, 433 1st Ave., NYU School of Dentistry, Room 210, Manhattan.

At 8 p.m., Williams attends the Jewish Children’s Museum Gala, 792 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn.


The Trump administration plans to aggressively push for tougher screening of asylum seekers that will make it vastly more difficult for migrants fleeing persecution in their home countries to win protection in the United States, a senior administration official told reporters.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr vowed to release a redacted version of the Mueller report “within a week,” defending his handling of the special counsel investigation’s findings as a bid for transparency as Democrats accused him of politically motivated behavior.

Furious opposition from both the House Democrats’ most ardent liberals and their fiscal hawks forced Democratic leaders to delay voting on a two-year budget measure that would increase military and domestic spending – an embarrassing send-off as the new majority prepared to leave for a three-day retreat.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose $18 million fund-raising haul has solidified his status as a front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said he would release 10 years of tax returns by Tax Day on Monday and acknowledged that he has joined the ranks of the millionaires he has denounced for years.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers that White House lawyers had been in touch with his department about a congressional request for the president’s tax returns but said he had not personally spoken to Trump or those lawyers about how the matter was being handled.

President Donald Trump denied that his administration is preparing to once more separate migrant families in response to the surge in border crossings, telling reporters that he had ordered an end to a policy established under President Barack Obama.

Trump shared a tweet with a campaign-style video touting his political achievements and the Mueller report findings and blasting his Hollywood critics, including Rosie O’Donnell and Amy Schumer.

Warner Bros. Pictures is filing a copyright infringement complaint as part of an effort to have the video taken down, because it used an instrumental track from the studio’s 2012 film “The Dark Knight Rises.”

The Trump administration is taking steps that could delay premium spikes for Medicare prescription drug beneficiaries until after Trump’s 2020 reelection bid.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s conservative prime minister for the past decade, appeared poised to win a fourth consecutive term in office, and a fifth overall, according to preliminary results early this morning.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed the migrant crisis on climate change, just hours after suggesting that the US would “have blood on our hands” if climate legislation — like her Green New Deal — doesn’t get passed.

The freshman congresswoman also tore into outgoing Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen on Twitter, saying the now-retired DHS secretary doesn’t deserve to get a “lucrative deal” or “prestigious” new post — on account of her role in last year’s family separation crisis.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said the Trump administration was not interested in prioritizing fighting cancer after he asked the White House to build off the work he and Obama began.

Facing a deadline to deliver six years of Trump’s tax returns to Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat, top administration officials insisted they would follow the law, but none were certain who was taking the lead, or what they would do.

Appearing on a CNN town hall, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a 2020 Democratic contender, insisted that her relationship with Hillary Clinton is strong and that Clinton had given her advice about her 2020 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“Secretary Clinton is still a role model for all of us,” Gillibrand said in response to a question about her prior comments saying President Bill Clinton should have resigned amid the Monica Lewinsky scandal. “My views on her husband is very different.”

The gun manufacturer Remington has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit brought against the company by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband reportedly don’t want to take any plea deal that would result in them serving prison time for allegedly paying bribes to get their daughters into college — a strategy that may result in them serving even more time behind bars.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo — who has two Twitter accounts with more than 863,000 followers — called the popular social media site an “elitist bulletin board” and said he doesn’t look at it.

Cuomo encouraged state lawmakers to pass a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.

Health officials may forcibly inject residents of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who flout a mandatory vaccination order, a City Hall spokeswoman confirmed.

Such a health order is rare but not unheard-of in American history, medical experts said. It has occurred several times.

A computerized pamphlet that bears the names of leading rabbis — and warns of decidedly non-kosher vaccine ingredients like animal organs — is being circulated among ultra-Orthodox Jewish moms in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The state Legislature approved Westchester County’s request to increase its sales tax by 1 percentage point, which would eliminate the need to sell 14 acres of county parkland to balance its 2019 budget. The measure now awaits Cuomo’s signature.

Brooklyn Sen. Simcha Felder lent a helping hand on the Westchester sales tax vote to the Senate Democratic Conference, which rejected his membership request last year.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie unveiled a wide-ranging platform intended to strengthen rent regulation laws and implement tenant protections. Current regulations expire in June.

An $840 million deal renewing New York’s controversial film and television tax credit for two years was quietly tucked into the state budget last week.

NYC’s embattled Housing Authority struck a new contract with its maintenance staff that will allow tenants to get weekend repairs for the first time in recent history.

Questioning the integrity of the selection process behind the de Blasio administration’s ferry program, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer again sent back an $82 million plan to buy new boats.

A signature mental-health program funded by First Lady Chirlane McCray’s $1.2 billion ThriveNYC initiative was so badly mismanaged during its first 18 months that it may have done more harm than good.

Republican Chele Farley, who lost to Gillibrand last year, is launching another bid for public office — this time for a congressional seat in Hudson Valley to take on incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney and the Democratic Party’s lurch toward the left.

Brooklyn Councilman Justin Brannan introduced a resolution calling on the mayor to permanently staff FDNY engine companies with five firefighters and an officer at the outset of each tour.

The NYC Council moved to bar most businesses, nonprofits and agencies from screening job applicants for marijuana use – a proposal by NYC Advocate Jumaane Williams.

Democratic lawmakers have a new proposal for statewide Airbnb regulations.

Pedro Hernandez, a Bronx teenager who became a symbol for ending cash bail, was arrested on a slashing charge.

De Blasio came out against decriminalizing prostitution, but city prosecutors say they’ve already done it.

A city-run tenant outreach program led by one of de Blasio’s top political operatives is strongly believed to have doubled as an arm of his 2017 reelection bid, according to sources who worked for the program.

A push to repeal a law shielding police officers from public scrutiny is gaining traction in Albany.

Upstate Democratic lawmakers don’t want to talk about a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses in New York.

The state’s Office of Professional Discipline rarely sanctions bad veterinarians, which stacks the deck against pet owners, advocates say.

In a new audit, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli maintained that the state Education Department did not do enough to make certain the requirements under the Schools Against Violence in Education Act were being met.

A mistake has led the New York City Department of Education to inform 144 students that they had erroneously been denied spots in a selective high school and that they have been admitted after all.

For 24 years, the editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel has been the public face of The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly in the United States. On June 15, she will give up her job as day-to-day editor, and be succeeded in the role by D. D. Guttenplan, an author long associated with the magazine.

The former chief of financial aid at Columbia University’s Teachers College was sentenced to three years and four months behind bars for approving excessive payments to four students who gave her kickbacks.

Authorities in the Dominican Republic reportedly believe they’ve found the bodies of a New York couple who disappeared on an idyllic Caribbean vacation, theorizing the pair were involved in a tragic car accident on their way to the airport to fly home.

A nearly half-century-old cold-case murder of two young women in Virginia has finally been cracked with the arrest of an 80-year-old man in New York, police said.

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and civic advocate Kevin Gaughan have reached a “framework of cooperation” on his plan for a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course adjacent to South Park and a refurbished course at Delaware Park, though some questions remain.