Good morning! Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with nothing public planned. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City, but also has nothing public planned.

At 9 a.m., City & State hosts the Healthy New York Summit to inform health care decision-makers and policy experts on the most critical issues and priorities in New York health care, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave., Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will deliver remarks at a groundbreaking for the Onondaga Lake Boat Launch and announces state funding for cleanup of contaminated sites. Onondaga Lake Visitors Center, 280 Restoration Way, Syracuse.

At 10:30 a.m., state Sen. Daphne Jordan, Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola, Assemblyman Jake Ashby, Rensselaer County Sheriff Pat Russo, Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett and a representative from the Saratoga County sheriff’s office outline their opposition to providing illegal immigrants with driver’s licenses, Rensselaer County DMV, 1600 7th Ave., Troy.

Also at 10:30 a.m., Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams promotes a new state-of-the-art recreational vehicle that has been retrofitted to bring produce to food deserts across Brooklyn, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 585 Schenectady Ave., Brooklyn.

Also at 10:30 a.m., state Sens. Kevin Thomas, John Brooks, Todd Kaminsky and Anna Kaplan, as well as Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, announce a major six-figure grant designed to study and address the town’s affordable housing crisis, 68 Webb Ave., Hempstead.

At 11 a.m., tenant activists hold a rally in support of legislation proposed by state Sen. Brian Benjamin and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal to “save rent control,” Verdi Square, 72nd Street and Broadway, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC Councilman Ben Kallos, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and others attend the ribbon-cutting and press conference marking the completion of $15 million in renovations to the East River Esplanade, East River Esplanade between East 64th Street and East 65th Street, Manhattan.

At noon, more than 360 boxes containing 800,000 letters opposing the parole of incarcerated cop-killers will be delivered to the Albany offices of the NYS Parole Board by hundreds of NYC police officers and several dozen widows of police officers killed in the line of duty, 1220 Washington Ave., Bldg. 9.

Also at noon, NYC Councilman Donovan Richards and other city representatives break ground on a $72 million project to upgrade infrastructure, improve street conditions and alleviate flooding, 230th Street and 147th Avenue, Queens.

Also at noon, Hochul will discuss central New York economic development at CenterStage Corporation for Economic Opportunity’s annual meeting, The Oncenter, 800 S State St., Syracuse.

At 6 p.m., the Rensselaer County Heroin Coalition is hosting No More Shame… Ending the Stigma of Addiction event that will feature former Fox and CNN newscaster Laurie Dhue, Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick St., Troy.

At 6:30 p.m., Community Board 9 holds a public hearing on a proposed jail in Kew Gardens, Queens, with presentations by representatives from the de Blasio administration, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Helen Marshall Cultural Center, Queens.


According to the USDA’s latest agriculture census, the number of farms in New York State dropped by more than 2,100 since 2012, marking the sharpest decline in 20 years.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t taking any steps toward running for president, but increasingly he’s been supportive of former Vice President Joe Biden, who is expected to enter the race this week.

It’s somewhat ironic that Governor Cuomo attacked the state of political reporting in a column that could only be read online. In a biting Op-Ed that appeared on the Washington Post’s website, the governor posed 35 rhetorical questions about the state of politics, and took particular aim at the social media site Twitter, about which the Governor asks, “When did political debate become reduced to 280 characters on Twitter?”

A list of Boy Scout leaders accused of child sex abuse claims was released Tuesday morning, including a dozen men from Western New York. Dubbed the “Perversion Files” by a Manhattan-based law firm, the list contains more than 7,000 names, with 130 coming from across New York State.

Business owners on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls say they’re fed up with crime in the city. They joined Niagara Falls Councilman Bill Kennedy in calling for change Tuesday.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren called for big changes in the Rochester City School District during her 2019 State of the City address.

Executives from a Rochester pharmaceutical company were named in an indictment released Tuesday. The indictment includes the first-ever criminal charges against drug company executives for the diversion of opioids.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh said if he had to sum up the state report favoring the community grid option to replace Interstate 81 in Syracuse, it would be “excited.”

While the mayor of Syracuse may support the community grid option, not everyone is on board. Local business owners say for hotels and restaurants, there has to be a better option.

If one thing is certain with Woodstock 50 this summer, it’s that the weekend festival is sure to bring a big crowd.

Restaurants are feeling the pinch amid a minimum wage increase and say they are being forced to cut back on staff.

No more glittering glass skyline — that’s if a proposal spearheaded by Mayor Bill de Blasio is signed into the law.

Congestion pricing is coming to Manhattan after state lawamkers approved the new tolling fees as part of the state budget earlier this month. But to win enough votes, side deals were reached some lawmakers in exchange for projects in their districts.

President Donald Trump proposed a new rule that could lead to a purge from public housing of thousands of families that contain a family member not in the US legally.

There was a small crowd gathered in front of the city’s Board of Elections Monday morning. They were slamming board officials including its leader, Mike Ryan, and a touchscreen voting machine called the ExpressVote XL.

A bill allowing teachers to be armed has been approved by the state Senate in Florida.

President Trump says he would oppose his aides testifying to Congress in the wake of the release of the Mueller report.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to allow the next census in 2020 to ask respondents if they are Americans citizens — a question that has never been asked of all the nation’s residents in the census’s 230-year history.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, as the government there raised the number of people killed to 321. The group’s Amaq news agency called the bombers “Islamic State fighters.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to tamp down speculation that her caucus is fractured over the question of impeaching Trump and pushed back on reports that support for such a move is increasing.

Rep. Elijah Cummings threatened to hold former White House adviser Carl Kline in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena ordering him to testify about his role allegedly covering up wrongdoing in the Trump administration’s White House security clearance process.

Hillary Clinton said that Russian meddling “certainly had an impact” on the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

A U.S. government watchdog agency has launched an investigation in the wake of an Associated Press report revealing complaints about how immigration authorities treated hunger strikers at a detention center in Texas.

For the first time, federal authorities are bringing the same kind of felony drug-trafficking charges usually reserved for street dealers and cartel kingpins against a major pharmaceutical distributor and two of its former executives for their role in fanning the crisis.

Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met yesterday in the Oval Office, hours after the commander-in-chief accused the platform of censoring him and other Republicans.

Law enforcement discovered a cache of ammunition and illegal guns in the New York home of a man arrested after threatening to shoot Minnesota Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, federal prosecutors say.

For thousands of women, working at the nation’s largest jewelry retailer meant unequal pay, harassment or worse.

A conservative group with the single aim of unseating Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent $32,000 on a single day this week to convince New York City voters that she doesn’t represent their interests.

Cuomo doesn’t want to make it easy for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to do its job in New York.

As more and more public officials face scrutiny for expressing views that some perceive as racist, homophobic, sexist or hateful, the effort to deal with them in a way that satisfies the public’s desire for justice while upholding the free-speech rights of the offenders has become increasingly complex.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo tossed Bernie Sanders under the bus, saying it would be “very hard” for the Vermont senator to become president because Americans are leery of electing a socialist.

Lawyers for dozens of sexually-abused children released the names of 130 Boy Scout leaders in New York who’ve been accused of molesting boys in their care.

As the state Legislature seeks to meaningfully examine and address sexual harassment in the workplace, a 1993 report released by a task force on sexual harassment convened by the New York’s late former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo may provide a template.

After 15 Friendly’s closed in New York this month, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced plans to try and close a loophole in the labor law which limits how much notice employers need to give employees before a large-scale layoff.

Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” may have been pulled from Yankee Stadium, but you can still catch it on the Wildwood, NJ boardwalk this summer.

A former chair of the town of Milton’s Ethics Board, who was passed over for reappointment, is running for Town Board.

The president of Hertz rental car will headline the University at Albany’s 175th commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. May 19 in the Entry Plaza.

The Times Union and the Museum of Political Corruption are partnering on a symposium examining some of the public policy changes that might reduce the incidence of unethical behavior.