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

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence travel to Indianapolis, IN, where the VP delivers remarks at the NRA – Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in the morning, and participates in a Trump Victory event in the afternoon.

At 8:10 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul is a guest on Fox 5 “Good Day New York” with Rosanna Scotto and Lori Stokes.

At 9:30 a.m., Hochul delivers remarks at a sexual assault prevent “Enough is Enough” conference, Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, Health, Sports & Education Center, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood.

At 10 a.m., the state Complete Count Commission holds a public hearing to prepare for the 2020 census, Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill se Blasio appears live on “The Brian Lehrer Show” on WNYC and takes calls from listeners.

Later, de Blasio and NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will attend the funeral of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant and FDNY Firefighter Christopher Slutman, where the mayor will deliver remarks. The funeral services are closed press.

At 10:15 a.m., Hochul announces park improvements and the dedication of a Jones Beach shared use path, Jones Beach State Park, Parking Field #1, Wantagh.

At 11 a.m., state Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and NYC Councilman Justin Brannan are joined by actress Edie Falco at a press conference on legislation that would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores, ASPCA Adoption Center, 424 E. 92nd St., Manhattan.

At noon, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will join the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College for a press conference following the summit on combating a potential undercount of Black communities in the 2020 census, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn.

At 1 p.m., Williams will interview Professor Zephyr Teachout live on Instagram about progressive priorities in New York and beyond as part of a new weekly series of conversations with activists and elected leaders.

At 2:30 p.m., the state Senate Committee on Agriculture and the state Senate Committee on Labor hold a public hearing on the Farmworkers Fair Labor Act, William H. Rogers Building, William J. Lindsay County Complex, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown.

At 6:30 p.m., Reps. Yvette Clarke, Nydia Velazquez, Carolyn Maloney, with Williams and NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides, attend a town hall on the “Green New Deal,” 32BJ SEIU, 25 W. 18th St., Manhattan.

At 8 p.m., Sam Roberts of the New York Times will interview Williams on a variety of topics for the program, which airs on CUNY TV and online.


With former Vice President Joe Biden’s entry into the fray, there are now 20 Democrats vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 – including an unprecedented number of women.

Trump dismissed the threats posed by former Biden, California Sen. Kamala Harris, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and others as they seek the Democratic nomination to challenge him in 2020.

“Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe,” Trump taunted the former vice president on Twitter. “I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign.”

But as early as last fall, Trump reportedly was talking privately with aides about the threat Biden posed: “How are we gonna beat Biden?” he would ask. When reassured that the moderate Biden would never defeat several of his more liberal rivals, Trump has pushed back: “But what if he does?”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Biden have a longstanding relationship, and according to at least one report by CNBC, Cuomo is now preparing to tap into his vast donor network to assist Biden’s run for the White House.

Anita Hill said she wasn’t satisfied with an apology she received from Biden for his handling of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings — and wants to see “real change” instead.

One of Biden’s first major campaign moves came at the expense of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The former VP announced that he had hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African-American political strategist who worked as the press secretary on Sanders’s 2016 campaign.

Trump reacted with anger to reports that text messages between two FBI officials in the days after his 2016 presidential victory may show “irregularities” in how the Russia investigation began, calling it evidence of a “coup.”

Trump said in a tweet that he never asked then-White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, directly contradicting a detailed account in Mueller’s report.

U.S. Senate Republicans see the special counsel’s report — with its stark evidence that Trump repeatedly impeded the investigation into Russian election interference — as a summons for collective inaction.

Trump again railed against the late Republican Sen. John McCain, calling the Vietnam veteran’s vote against a skinny repeal of Obamacare “disgraceful.”

A panel of three federal judges ruled that 34 congressional and state legislative districts in Michigan are partisan gerrymanders and unconstitutional. The judges ordered state lawmakers to redraw maps in time for the 2020 elections.

Rudy Giuliani, a personal attorney for Trump, called for conservative writer Bill Kristol to apologize for accusing him of lacking the courage to face the “stronger person” Hillary Clinton in New York’s 2000 U.S. Senate race.

Trump argued that Clinton “destroyed the lives” of his campaign staffers, appearing to refer to the prosecution of former Trump campaign staffers in the now-shuttered special counsel investigation.

Freshman New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deleted a tweet after she attempted to troll “older male” Republicans for posing next to a cardboard cutout of her. (Turns out the man in question was House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth, a senior Democrat who represents Louisville, Kentucky).

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy stuck by his claim that he and Gov. Andrew Cuomo cut a deal to exempt his state’s driver’s from some congestion pricing fees – despite the MTA chair’s claims to the contrary – saying his comments were based on “principle-to-principle” discussions with the governor.

State Attorney General Letitia James is launching an investigation into Facebook after the social media company announced last week it accidentally collected 1.5 million users’ email contacts without permission.

During an upstate swing, James pledged support for families who have been touched by the ongoing opioid crisis.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his $92.5 billion executive budget proposal, detailing $916 million in total savings. That number exceeds the $750 million goal set by the mayor in February, but thanks to several new expenses and cuts from the state, the city’s budget continues to grow.

De Blasio said the city is on track to wrest $916 million of savings from his streamlining push, allowing him to finance building, health and other programs while holding spending at about $92.5 billion in the coming year.

The Citizens Budget Commission, a leading government watchdog organization, warned that the mayor’s new budget, which covers the fiscal year starting July 1, will prove problematic if the economy tanks.

De Blasio is slashing $9 million worth of funding to his wife’s signature initiative, a $250 million-a-year mental health plan that’s drawn criticism for being disorganized and ineffective.

In an abrupt about-face, the de Blasio administration pulled back a plan to ban foreign flags in city parks “until further review.”

De Blasio’s supposed ban on glass and steel skyscrapers in NYC New York City may require more eco-friendly building materials, but neither glass nor steel would be prohibited.

“Sopranos” actress and lifelong New Yorker Edie Falco is joining the fight against puppy mills in the state, fronting the campaign with her pup Sami, a puppy mill survivor.

MTA Chairman Pat Foye reportedly has ordered a crackdown on overtime abuse at the Long Island Rail Road — after new data showed workers are raking in massive paychecks by logging a staggering number of extra hours.

The lawsuit keeping Ravi Ragbir, a convicted felon and immigrants rights activist, in America must move forward, a federal appeals court in Manhattan said in a 2-1 ruling.

Rikers Island will close down in 2026, a year earlier than expected, de Blasio said.

State Sen. Jessica Ramos and state Assembly member Nily Rozic introduced a bill that would legalize e-scooters and e-bikes in New York, while allowing cities to take charge of regulating the increasingly popular modes of transit.

Mounting cameras on school buses and making it easier to fine drivers who refuse to stop should be a priority for state lawmakers when they return to work in Albany next week, transportation advocates said.

NYC has so far spent $1.2 million combating an epidemic that has sickened hundreds of New Yorkers since it began last October.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day renewed a state of emergency aimed at stopping the measles outbreak, but the order is largely symbolic and imposes no new restrictions.

New York City wants to tighten double-parking rules citywide to ease congestion, but delivery firms say the changes would lead to more tickets and increase business expenses.

Former top Cuomo aide Joe Percoco can add disbarment to the list of consequences stemming from his decision to accept more than $300,000 in bribes from developers in exchange for official favors.

In a class action lawsuit, the tentant-advoacy organization Housing Rights Initiative is accusing a Brooklyn landlord of overcharging rent-stabilized tenants at a newly constructed 421a building in Clinton Hill by more than $1 million.

Republican Long Island Assemblyman Ed Ra introduced legislation that would allow judges to continue to call for cash bail for defendants facing serious felony drug offences, scaling back part of the sweeping criminal justice reforms passed in the state budget by the Democrat-controlled Senate and Assembly.

New Yorkers can expect a chaotic first weekend of single-track L-train operations as the MTA begins more than a year of repairs to the tunnel tonight.

All the dread over the L-Pocalypse — the fear of a 15-month L train shutdown, the planning for alternate routes, the idea of panicked commuters jamming East River ferry boats — is proving way overblown, as much of the work has already been completed.

Farm owners warned New York state lawmakers that legislation that would give workers the right to organize to demand better wages and conditions could devastate New York’s agricultural economy.

The Legal Aid Society called for a sweeping investigation into more possible false arrests by an NYPD detective indicted on perjury charges.

New Yorkers with developmental disabilities might need to wait several weeks for a newly created identification card as state officials are processing about 200 per day.

Starting this fall, those who opt to keep getting their savings as an exemption, or a reduction on their tax bill, rather than as a rebate check won’t benefit from an annual increase in their STAR savings of up to 2 percent.

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin, who tried to scam her way to the top of New York’s social scene, was convicted of ripping off hundreds of thousands of dollars from banks and businesses.

Sorokin faces up to 15 years in prison on the second-degree grand larceny charge. But jurors found her not guilty of one of the most serious charges — attempted grand larceny in the first-degree regarding a $22 million loan she tried to obtain.

Incidents of racism in Pittsford schools have been occurring with increasing frequency since the 2016 presidential election, according to both parents and the school district. The district’s response, the parents allege, has been obfuscation and cover-up, even as a high-level committee is supposedly leading the way on the problem.

Metro-North’s non-commuter market to Manhattan has increased nearly 100 percent over the past 30 years while the commuter market has increased 23 percent.

Buffalo City Court Judge Craig D. Hannah became chief judge, and Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter J. Savage III will be the newest City Court judge, thanks to appointments made by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

The future of Democrat Vanessa Glushefski’s campaign for Buffalo comptroller remained unclear yesterday after Erie County elections commissioners allowed her more time to validate disputed signatures on her designating petitions.

It’s less than two weeks from the May 7 election for the Buffalo School Board and the ballot still isn’t set. But there should be answers today.

Community Action Organization’s Head Start program in Erie County ranked among the lowest 10 percent of such programs across the country last year in classroom observations by federal officials.

A water main break forced the cancellation of three major performances at the Palace Theatre in Albany.

Kevin Bette’s plan to redevelop a prime portion of downtown Troy is moving into its third phase, with construction of two new apartment buildings and a multi-level parking garage along River Street north of the Green Island Bridge.

For the third time in the last decade, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) will vote to determine whether it will implement rules set out by the National Federation of State High Schools Association (NFHS) when available.