Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City “area” with no public events or interviews yet announced.

Vice President Mike Pence this morning participates in a meeting with the president of the Republic of Korea, and then departs D.C. en route to Tuscon, AZ, where he will participate in a U.S. Border Patrol briefing and visit the U.S.-Mexico border.

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will host the Fourth Annual Faith Leaders ThriveNYC Breakfast. This event is closed to members of the media.

Pence then head to Omaha, NE, where he will be spending the night.

At 8 a.m., NYC Councilman Mark Levine is a guest at the Breakfast with Champions series, The Workmen’s Circle, 247 W. 37th St., 5th Fr., Manhattan.

Also at 8 a.m., Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, speaks at a Crain’s breakfast, The New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, Manhattan.

At 8:30 a.m., on a media call, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Pete Lopez will make an announcement related to the Hudson River Superfund Cleanup.

At 9 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul addresses the League of Women Voters of Westchester “Running and Winning” event, YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Housing and Buildings meets, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the “Westchester Rising Radio Show” features state Sen. Shelley Mayer, WVOX, 1460 AM.

At 10:30 a.m., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz holds a public hearing on land use, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Queens.

Also at 10:30 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will make an announcement on single-use plastics, Sims Municipal Recycling, 2nd Floor Patio, 472 2nd Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 10:30 a.m., Hochul breaks ground on the Cranford Drive drainage project, intended to improve storm resiliency, 39 Cranford Dr., New City.

At 10:45 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum discuss a mission trip they are taking to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Catholic Charities Immigration Services, 80 Maiden Ln, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. holds a press conference to highlight a case of neglect by the New York City Housing Authority against one of its tenants, Bronx County Building, Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 851 Grand Concourse, the Bronx.

Also at 11 a.m., New York City Charter School Center CEO James Merriman will be joined by charter leaders and parents to speak out against a proposed measure to undercut educational transparency and school choice, (call in press conference).

Also at 11 a.m., state Sen. John Brooks and Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen rally with dozens of local veterans to pass a state bill that would allow local municipalities to grant property tax exemptions for active duty military personnel, American Legion Post 1273, 3484 Park Ave., Wantagh.

At 12:15 p.m., Hochul speaks at the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s Spring Women’s Lunch, The Pierre, 2 E. 61st Street & 5th Avenue, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, 1199SEIU and New York City Council members hold a press conference and rally demanding salary parity for local defender and legal services staff with city lawyers, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., Assemblyman Ron Kim and Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, and local community leaders urge the New York City Charter Commission to recommend ranked choice voting, Flushing Public Library steps, 41-17 Main St., Queens.

At 1:45 p.m., NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins state Sen. Zellnor Myrie and the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development for a discussion entitled “Why Do City Leaders Say that Unrestricted Development Helps Low-Wealth Neighborhoods?,” 109 East 42nd St., Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., Hochul highlights accomplishments in the 2019-20 state budget, SBH Health System, 4422 3rd Ave., Manhattan.

At 3:30 p.m., the Fort Schuyler Management Corporation Board meets, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, NanoFab East—2107, Albany NanoTech Complex, 257 Fuller Rd., Albany.

Also at 3:30 p.m., Hochul highlights accomplishments in the 2019-20 state budget, Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, Queens.

At 5 p.m., “Driving Forces,” hosted by Celeste Katz and Jeff Simmons, features Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Director of the Census for New York City census director Julie Menin, WBAI, 99.5 FM.

Also at 5 p.m., Williams will rally with the Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance in support of universal rent control, 132 W. 138th St., Manhattan.

At 5:30 p.m., NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams join the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance for a rally to pressure officials to pass universal rent control, Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 W. 138th St., Manhattan.

Also at 5:30 p.m., progressive advocates protest outside a fundraiser for Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s PAC, outside Terroir Restaurant, 24 Harrison St., Manhattan.

At 6:30 p.m., state Sen. John Liu hosts a community forum to listen to parents, teachers, students and stakeholders about school diversity and specialized high school admissions, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Queens.

Also at 6:30 p.m., state Sens. Gustavo Rivera and Alessandra Biaggi partner with the Bronx Progressives, Northwest Bronx Indivisible and Citizen Action NYC to host a Bronx post-budget forum, Fordham University, 441 E. Fordham Road, Bronx.

At 7 p.m., Williams will be honored at the launch for the organization, “Never Be Caged,” which is dedicated to reducing incarceration through prevention, 2031 Fifth Ave., Manhattan .

At 7:15 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women NYC Dinner, Park Hyatt New York, 153 W. 57th St., Manhattan.

At 8 p.m., Williams speaks at the 17th annual Bronx Chamber of Commerce gala, which honors four distinguished Bronx businesses for their contributions to the community, 1 Marina Dr., the Bronx.


President Donald Trump signed two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub targeting the power of states to delay natural gas, coal and oil projects as he looks to build support ahead of next year’s election.

New York has delayed pipelines that would bring natural gas to New England, for example, and Washington state has stopped coal export terminals. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the executive orders a “gross overreach of federal authority that undermines New York’s ability to protect our water quality and our environment.”

The breaking point for the immigration system has arrived. The country is now unable to provide either the necessary humanitarian relief for desperate migrants or even basic controls on the number and nature of who is entering the United States.

Trump used the backdrop of a Texas fund-raiser to warn of the dangers and tragedy of migrants flowing across the Mexican border — an issue he predicted would play well for him in his 2020 re-election campaign.

Lawyers for Gregory B. Craig, a White House counsel in the Obama administration, expect him to be indicted in the coming days on charges related to his work for the Russia-aligned government of Ukraine.

As a religious gay man who believes his party has ceded discussion of religion and spirituality to Republicans, Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for president, is talking about God and sexuality in an unconventional way, using the language of faith to confront the Christian right on territory they have long claimed as their own.

Volunteering, being kind to strangers, and helping a neighbor in need are simple, effective ways to heal a nation split by political tribalism, said former Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich during a speech last night at Molloy College in Rockville Centre.

Freshman Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar stayed mum on her comments about 9/11 during an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert — as she complained of being held to a double standard by her critics.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon after he criticized the Green New Deal — asking why no top bankers were busted following the 2008 economic collapse when fare beaters she represents can wind up behind bars.

Massacusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic 2020 contender, hauled in close to $1 million last year, she revealed in a 10-year dump of tax returns.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry got called out this week on Capitol Hill over whether he was qualified enough to testify on climate change — with one Kentucky congressman condemning his Yale degree as a “pseudo-science.”

The de Blasio administration’s tech czar reportedly ignored a federal warning about a looming, Y2K-like software bug last year — allowing a crash of the city’s official wireless network that has been down since the weekend.

The New York City Council’s budget response to Mayor Bill de Blasio included $15 million to support parity in pay between local defender and legal services offices with the city’s Corporation Counsel, but the former group of attorneys says there should be more.

De Blasio paid two notorious slumlords $173.5 million in taxpayer cash for 21 buildings in the Bronx and Brooklyn with more than 400 pending housing code violations, records show.

The mayor has failed to make the grade in his latest effort to diversify the city’s elite specialized high schools — a program meant to better integrate students only saw modest gains in adding black and Latino students.

The city’s Discovery program, hyped as a desegregation tool for elite schools including Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School, mostly benefited Asian students this year despite the fact that those students already account for a majority of enrollment.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is planning to sit down as soon as this week with prosecutors from the Southern District of New York to discuss his claim that Saudi Arabia intercepted his text messages, which were later published in the National Enquirer.

An arbitration panel ordered the Seneca Nation to pay the state $255 million in lapsed casino revenue-sharing proceeds – though it remained uncertain if the stalemate is actually over.

During a visit to The Buffalo News, Cuomo said the newly adopted state budget will continue his big-ticket economic development efforts. But its $12.7 billion for projects around the region, he said, must now spur the private sector to match and surpass the state’s investment.

Cuomo’s L train tunnel repair plan will become the “Boeing 737-Max of the subway system” thanks to the dangerous levels of cancer-causing dust it will send through the tube, a transit advocacy group claimed.

NYC Councilman Joe Borelli, a veteran Staten Island lawmaker and avid supporter of Trump, is the Republican Party’s choice to challenge Democratic incumbent Jumaane Williams in a special election for NYC public advocate.

The state Assembly’s Higher Education Committee has voted to hold a bipartisan bill that would have provided tuition and fees to attend SUNY to the families of New York military members who died while on active duty, at no cost to them. Cuomo said he would support such a program.

New York’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced it will expand scholarships in a bid to lower the total debt of its medical students, a move that follows other recent debt-relief efforts at New York medical schools.

Trump has renominated a collection of judges and lawyers to fill seven federal district judge positions across New York.

Measles has been confirmed in eight Westchester County children who seem to have been exposed to the highly contagious disease during visits to Rockland County and Brooklyn, health officials said.

Opponents of NYC’s mandatory measles vaccination order in Williamsburg plan on filing a lawsuit this week to fight the compulsory shots, according to their lawyers.

Cuomo said his office is researching the legality of legislation that would eliminate the religious exemption that allows people to opt out of vaccinations for measles and other diseases.

The union that represents the nurses sat three of NYC’s largest hospital systems said it reached a groundbreaking agreement with the hospitals that would lead to the hiring of 1,450 additional nurses and for the first time establish minimum ratios of nurses to patients.

Nearly 18 years after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the state DMV is offering a commemorative 9/11 license plate — a remembrance at least 13 other states already have.

District attorneys from all five boroughs blasted Albany lawmakers over the package of criminal-justice reforms included in the $175.5 billion state budget that was passed earlier this month, calling the changes dangerous for victims.

Four days after a stray bullet flew through the window of a William Street apartment, killing a 12-year-old boy who was home watching TV, Buffalo detectives are poring over hours of surveillance videos in the hopes of finding the person who pulled the trigger.

Whatever an international design contest run by an 11-member panel determines for there future of the Buffalo Skyway, Cuomo wants it decided in six months.

The former deputy chief information officer for the state Office for Technology contends a scathing 2012 state audit contained phony claims and cost him his next job in Baltimore.

The operator of the limousine company involved in the Oct. 6 crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie County will remain free on $450,000 bond as he awaits trail.

A federal judge set June 3 for the start of the trial of former Nassau Deputy County Executive Rob Walker, the chief aide to former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, in connection with his receiving $5,000 in cash from a county contractor.

A groundskeeper at Suffolk County Community College and the school are at odds over a “Make America Great Again” hat that he wore on the job.

The Southampton Town Board has denied the town highway superintendent’s request to reimburse his department nearly $24,000 for assisting the February funeral of an NYPD detective, a proposal the supervisor characterized as inappropriate.

The Wyandanch Public Library board of trustees voted to throw out half of a write-in candidate’s votes for trustee because they did not include her middle initial, so her opponent won.

A Hollywood, music and fashion crowd of all ages came out this week for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s annual Gala and Studio Party, which honored entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg for his lifetime support of the arts through his charitable giving and civic leadership.

The National Enquirer, the supermarket tabloid that once published a photo of Elvis Presley in his coffin and later backed Trump’s presidential campaign, is for sale, the publisher said in a statement.

Officers under scrutiny for alleged police brutality at a First Street, Albany home last month pointed to previous reports of a damaged gas line as a reason justifying their entrance into the home, but city code records do not show any such issue.

Tensions in the Albany police force bubbled over earlier this week when Chief Eric Hawkins met with a few dozen officers a week after the department charged a patrolman with felony assault for allegedly beating a man during a West Hill clash.

A questionnaire sent to a small rural church’s parishioners asking whether to use sexual orientation, race or disability status to rule out candidates for pastor has caused an unexpected blow back, a member of the pastoral search committee said.

RIP Greg Haymes, a prolific writer, musician and visual artist who was a vital part of the Capital Region arts scene for more than 40 years. He died yesterday, soon after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.