Good morning and happy Monday! Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City, with nothing public planned.

The state Legislature is not in session.

At 9 a.m., Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and state Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. announce the expansion of the resident rebate program at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge to all Queens residents in 2020, Bungalow Bar, 377 Beach 92nd St., Queens.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Environmental Protection meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NY Renews coalition and member organizations release a new report: “Justicia Climática: How the Climate & Community Protection Act will Increase Resiliency for New York’s Latinx Communities,” Orchard Alley Community Garden, 350-54 E 4th St., Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., “The Brian Lehrer Show” features Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, WNYC.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Public Housing meets, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announce funding for Holocaust survivor services, Selfhelp Community Center, 137-47 45th Ave., Queens.

Also at 11 a.m., state Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan and members of the Suffolk County Republican delegations in the Senate and the Assembly join together to show their support for John Kennedy, candidate for Suffolk County executive, Suffolk County GOP HQ, 3080 Medford Ave., Route 112, Medford.

Also at 11 a.m., a new coalition of environmental and community groups will detail their opposition to a proposed ash dump in Catskill. LCA Press Room 130, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

At noon, Mayor de Blasio will make an announcement, Williamsburg Community Center, 195 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn.

At 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Governmental Operations meets, 250 Broadway, 14th floor, Committee Room, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Fire and Emergency Management meets, 250 Broadway, 16th floor, Committee Room, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime uses meets, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., Assemblyman Charles Lavine attends the Nassau County Democratic Committee’s Annual Spring dinner, Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury.

At 7 p.m., de Blasio will appear lie on NY1’s Inside City Hall.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the cap on charter schools before the session ends in June — setting up a major conflict with Democrats who control the Legislature.

Progressives and establishment Democrats are beginning to lock horns in Albany over issues like changes to the state’s campaign finance laws, highlighted by a protest last week at Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s fundraiser.

Yemeni bodega owners will stop carrying The New York Post in protest to a front page criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar that showed images of the Sept. 11 attacks.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked for a security detail for Rep. Omar after President Trump tweeted about the controversy.

Sweeping criminal justice law changes did not include any new funding to go along with them in the state budget — leaving law enforcement to figure out to pay for it.

A judge has upheld a halt to Rockland County’s emergency order to stem the measles cases.

Tax season has been an especially vexing one for Long Islanders, where the effect of the cap on state and local tax deductions has been felt.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential campaign reported $10.2 million in cash on hand.

Activists and local lawmakers gathered outside City Hall Park in New York City Saturday to rally in protest of the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender people from openly serving in the military.

Democratic state senators are still buzzing about a very personal fight between two of their own: Alessandra Biaggi of the Bronx and Brooklyn’s Kevin Parker. The private meeting of Democrats revealed a growing split between lawmakers who are new to Albany and those like Parker who have been there for more than a decade.

A New York City policy that began under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an advocate of charter schools, which are privately-run but taxpayer-financed, allows the charters to reach parents through a private contractor that maintains a mailing list for the city education department. That may now be in jeopardy.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s message, as he travels around the country and continues his flirtation with a White House run, has been focused on income inequality, taxing the rich, and wealth redistribution.

Assemblyman Patrick Burke has introduced a bill that would create an opt-out system for organ donation and tissue registry in New York State.

Supporters of extending access to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants are hopeful this could be the year the measure is signed into law, after more than a decade of debate.

New York’s comptroller is reporting a big increase in the number of questionable or fraudulent state tax refunds this year.

Former Erie County Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger will spend five years in prison for raping a woman.

Jordan Health workers took to the streets on Saturday outside the center’s corporate headquarters on Lake Avenue where the board of directors were set to meet.

Veterans wing their way to Washington D.C. to celebrate and reflect on their legacy of service to this nation. The group had a big send-off early Saturday morning at Stewart Airport, as they embarked on the trip put together by Hudson Valley’s chapter of Honor Flight. They will be touring through the sights and monuments at the Capitol, with all expenses taken care of.

New signal technology installed on the 7 line allows trains to run more frequently.

Uniformed officers are trying to kick congestion pricing to the curb. Several police unions say officers using their personal cars should not have to pay the fee drivers entering Manhattan south of 61st Street will be charged.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is investigating after a Hasidic man said he was the victim of an anti-Semitic incident on a bus in Brooklyn.

Dozens of rally-goers held signs and called out for the end of police brutality in Albany on Sunday. They are asking the mayor, police chief, and other city leaders to “clean up” the officers who take the law into their own hands.

Currently New York is the only state that does not allow volunteer firefighter departments to bill for their ambulance services. EMS calls could run the department more than $300 per trip and it is a resource often used in the most rural parts of Western New York.

A University at Buffalo student was hospitalized after a possible hazing incident there.

President Trump is frustrated with the pace of change when it comes to the nation’s immigration laws, taking it out on high-ranking officials he believes are not moving fast enough.

Democrats, meanwhile, are focusing in on Trump adviser Stephen Miller and the role he plays in shaping immigration policy.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg formally entered the race for the presidency.

The president’s re-election campaign reported raising more than $30 million in the first fundraising quarter.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is trying to find ways to appeal to supporters of the president.

President Trump’s ongoing battle with the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy is leading to some anxiety for central bankers.

Tiger Woods won The Masters.

The final season of Game of Thrones is underway.