Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office has not yet released his public schedule for that day – if he has one.

Vice President Mike Pence is in Baltimore, Maryland today, where he delivers remarks at the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association Aguila awards luncheon, and receives a briefing from ICE Baltimore Field Office leadership.

In the evening, Pence speaks at the National Day of Prayer Task Force Celebration Dinner, held at the Museum of the Bible, which he will attend with Second Lady Karen Pence, along with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

At 8:15 a.m., Rebuilding Ethics in New York State is a symposium being co-hosted by The Museum of Political Corruption and the Times Union, Hearst Media Center, 645 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany.

At 8:30 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli attends the Long Island Association’s Special Executive Breakfast, 300 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, Long Island.

Also at 8:30 a.m., Assemblyman Chuck Lavine hosts the National Association of Jewish Legislators NY Chapter’s Annual Breakfast, LOB, Room 104-A, Albany.

At 9:30 a.m., the state senate Committee on Domestic Animals Welfare meets, LOB, Room 813, Albany.

At 9:45 a.m., NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will hold a media availability to discuss the issue of segregation in New York City schools and his legislative proposals to address this systemic inequity, City Hall rotunda, Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., NYC Councilwoman Margaret S. Chin joins dozens of seniors for a rally and march to save their M14 bus stops, Ahearn Park, Grand Street and East Broadway, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks at a street renaming ceremony in honor of the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, Broadway and West 63rd Street, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council holds a joint hearing of the Committee on Education, chaired by Council Member Mark Treyger, and the Committee on Civil and Human Rights, chaired by Council Member Mathieu Eugene, to examine the state of segregation in New York City’s public school system, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan. (Williams will attend).

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

At 10:45 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Julie Menin, Director of the Census for NYC, elected officials, advocates, non-profits and others will come together for the launch of the “Bronx 2020 Census Complete Count Committee,” Bronx County Building, Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 851 Grand Concourse, the Bronx.

At 11 a.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate Chambers, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul announces the opening of Lofts on Main, a mixed-use affordable housing development, 922 Main St., Peekskill.

Also at 11 a.m., “The Capitol Pressroom” features state Sen. Liz Krueger and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, WCNY.

At 12:30 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks at the Salute to Seniors Business Expo and Health and Wellness Fair, Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains.

At 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on the Justice System, chaired by Council Member Rory Lancman, holds an oversight hearing on how the City is preparing for the implementation of bail, speedy trial and discovery reform, which the State Legislature passed in its FY20 Budget, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., Westchester County Executive George Latimer will discuss the importance of good mental health, and host a screening of the film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope,” Michaelian Office Building, Media Suite, 9th Fl., 148 Martine Ave., White Plains.

Also at 2 p.m., Suffolk County Legislator and Parks Committee Chairwoman Kara Hahn will kick-off her fourth “A Park a Day in May” challenge, Frank Melville Memorial Park, 1 Old Field Rd., Setauket.

At 3 p.m., NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin, NYC Small Business Services and the Chinese American Restaurant Service Association hosts a press conference to announce a new opportunity for Chinatown business owners to get help navigating City rules and requirements, Chinese American Restaurant Service Association, 6 Allen St., 7th Floor, Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., leaders from the Mandela Community Garden, Elizabeth Street Garden, Pleasant Village Community Garden, the NYC Community Garden Coalition, and the Office of New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal rally to call on the City to stop the destruction of community gardens, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 6 p.m., NYC Councilman Andy King, with the Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, host a meeting to discuss negating the language of the three-fifth clause in the U.S. Constitution, Mintz Auditorium, Monroe College, 2501 Jerome Ave., Bronx.

Also at 6 p.m., the state Complete Count Commission holds a public hearing on plans for the upcoming 2020 Census, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Queens.

Also at 6 p.m., Lavine attends Westbury High School’s 2nd Annual Educational Oscars, 1 Post Rd., Old Westbury, Long Island.

At 6:30 p.m., Williams will join the DC 37 Housing Workshop to discuss issues related to public housing and holding NYCHA accountable, 125 Barclay St., Manhattan.


In their first interview since announcing his candidacy, former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden sat down with ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and addressed issues from Biden’s past that have drawn criticism.

Biden became the latest presidential candidate to demand a $15 federal minimum wage, at a Pittsburgh kickoff rally hosted by an influential local labor union.

Biden, with 38 percent of the vote, is outpacing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 12 percent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 11 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s 10 percent, the Quinnipiac University poll showed.

President Donald Trump warned Cuba that he would slap the island nation with a “full and complete embargo” if its military didn’t stop supporting Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro.

Federal prosecutors opposed a bid by Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone to obtain unredacted portions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election to help his defense against criminal charges brought by Mueller.

Prosecutors are already subpoenaing witnesses to testify against Stone, the Trump associate whose trial for allegedly lying to Congress and obstructing lawmakers’ Russia probes won’t begin for another six-and-a-half months, including New York activist and comedian Randy Credico.

Mueller complained to the attorney general, William Barr, in a letter in early March over his characterization of the Russia probe that allowed Trump to declare himself cleared of obstruction of justice.

Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said that he found it “very odd” that Mueller would object to Barr’s characterization of the special counsel’s report on alleged foreign interference in the 2016 election.

Barr released his opening statement ahead of his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in which he said he felt “it would not have been appropriate” to release the section of the Mueller report about possible obstruction of justice “without making a prosecutorial decision.”

A federal district judge in Washington ruled congressional Democrats could proceed with a lawsuit claiming that Trump was violating the Constitution by continuing to profit from his businesses while president.

The anti-Semitic gunman in the California synagogue shooting could face the death penalty because he’s charged with hate crimes, prosecutors said.

…the shooter John T. Earnest, 19, pleaded not guilty to murder charges stemming from the attack.

Sitting behind glass panes and wearing glasses, Earnest appeared to be looking straight at Judge Joseph Brannigan of San Diego County Superior Court, showing no emotion.

Two people were killed and four others injured when a former student opened fire in a classroom building at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Facebook announced that its matchmaking service would be expanding to the U.S. later this year.

A bill that would allow the state to share the details of state tax returns with members of Congress, and could help federal Democratic lawmakers seeking Trump’s tax return information, passed a state Senate committee yesterday, but the measure is not a priority for the Assembly speaker.

The New York pension fund’s interim chief investment officer is against the state’s proposed bill that would require it to divest from fossil fuels, saying it poses “serious” constitutional questions on whether lawmakers can determine how the fund invests without infringing on its fiduciary duty.

The all Democratic-run state Legislature continued its policy change march yesterday, with lawmakers pressing ahead with long-stalled environmental measures that could affect everything from the chemical composition of toys to constitutional guarantees for clean air and water in New York.

The state Senate GOP blasted Democrats’ criminal justice policy for coddling criminals at the expense of victim’s families and law enforcement.

State AG Tish James has interviewed more than 2 dozen undocumented immigrants who claim they were underpaid or not paid at all while working extra hours at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally voiced opposition to religious exemptions for vaccinations, following the massive measles outbreak in an orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn.

The long-awaited Gateway rail tunnel project could be one of the winners if Trump and Democratic congressional leaders make good on their plan to spend $2 trillion to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure

Inspired by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s unlikely defeat of former Queens Democratic boss Joe Crowley in the 2018 primary, first-time candidate and bartender Shaniyat Chowdhury hopes to oust Crowley’s replacement as party leader, Rep. Greg Meeks.

Ocasio-Cortez criticized Chase Bank on Twitter after the financial institution posted a message urging customers to be more thrifty.

Cuomo must take responsibility for the many failures of the MTA — despite his frequent protests that he doesn’t run the embattled agency, a blistering new report from Reinvent Albany demands.

Republican Rep. Tom Reed says Cuomo is turning his back on law enforcement with his stance that New York state won’t make it easy for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to do its job.

A police union’s lawsuit against NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD to block the public release of body-cam footage without a court order took a hit when an appellate court denied its bid to take their case to the highest court in New York.

Seven people were arrested while rallying outside of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Midtown office in support of Green New Deal climate legislation, according to police and photographs from the demonstration.

The NYC Department of Education repeatedly ignored reports of student sex assault — including the rape of a 14-year-old autistic girl in the stairwell of her Bronx school, according to a bombshell new lawsuit.

The NYC Department of Education has reached a $40,000 settlement with a Queens teacher who says he was fired after the principal at his school found out he is not gay.

At least half of Long Island Rail Road workers are earning six-figure salaries — more than any other arm of the MTA, including its own executive headquarters, according to a new watchdog report.

Cuomo announced a state Department of Education investigation into an incident in which four middle school girls, all black or Latina, were stripped searched at their Binghamton school because their principal thought they were acting strange – an situation that has divided the community and sparked a federal lawsuit.

A new report by a fiscal watchdog group calls on the MTA and its unions to work together in their next contract negotiations to reduce skyrocketing labor costs that are on pace to consume three-fifths of the agency’s operating budget.

Police union lawyers trying to derail an NYPD trial against Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner are casting doubt on a tipster’s account of the July 18, 2014, confrontation.

National Grid made a formal request to increase delivery rates by 6.92 percent next year, hiking average residential bills by $6.53 a month, the company said.

Cuomo has directed the New York State police to increase security at places of worship this weekend for the beginning of Ramadan.

De Blasio has vowed to cut down on placard abuse around the city — yet one of his highest-paid employees, Sherry Chan, who earns $290,000 as the city’s chief actuary, blatantly misused one outside a hotel as the mayor was on stage for the “Inner Circle” dinner.

As a measles outbreak grows, Orthodox Jews say they are facing a punishing wave of discrimination and profiling by public officials and ordinary people alike.

The C.D.C. emphasizes that children are the most important group to reach when it comes to measles vaccines. But some adults, too, should consult with their doctors and consider getting the shot.

The NYPD is taking a page out of “Minority Report,” using a computerized, early-warning system to identify potentially problematic cops.

Citing the health risk to young people and vulnerable populations, NYC announced a ban on alcohol ads in the public transit system that could lead to a loss of $3 million in yearly advertising fees.

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge denied Daniel Pantaleo’s request to boot the NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board off his administrative trial, but the embattled cop’s legal team will have one more shot to convince her otherwise before the trial kicks off.

As many as 30 U.S. customs officers from upstate New York will be temporarily transferred to the southern border in the next few months to cope with an influx of asylum-seekers there, sources said.

The city has not won since 2002, but this year, Buffalo could be the recipethe Golden Snowball – a title given to the U.S. city with the most snowfall in a season.

Upstate isn’t the only one miffed by the latest episode of “The Simpsons.” Canada is, too.

“The Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean called upstate “the coolest place on earth” on Twitter. Also, show writer John Fink is an upstater, and tweeted: “Upstate New York is Frink country! I’ll be at Lake Luzerne end of June and loving it! Also visited Cooperstown twice and I keep raving about it.”

Jefferson County Supreme Court Judge James McClusky, who stoked social media outrage for sentencing a former school bus driver to probation in the rape of a 14-year-old, is getting “numerous vitriolic” phone calls, court officials said.

The case in Watertown, about 70 miles north of Syracuse, also has reignited a fresh debate over the severity of punishments handed down to sex offenders.

Freedom of the press is a concept that starts early for the group of young journalists who traveled to the state Capitol in support of a bill that would ease some of the censorship that student newspapers can face.

The ex-business partner and co-conspirator of disbarred former Guilderland Town Justice Richard Sherwood is facing 4 to 12 years in prison after admitting his role in an $11.8 million real estate swindle that victimized the elderly, including two Capital Region philanthropists.

Those attending the 2019 International Trails Symposium and Training Institute have packed the Oncenter this week, talking about all sorts of trails past, present and future – including a couple of developments in Syracuse.

The Common Council plans to make a series of amendments to Mayor Ben Walsh’s proposed budget this week, including lessening – but not eliminating – a proposed tax increase while seeking new sources of revenue.

The New York Republican Party is heading for a crossroads this summer following last fall’s disastrous election results.

The Jonas Brothers are coming to Buffalo.

Hunter Biden has allegedly split from Hallie Biden — the widow of his late brother, Beau, two years after the NY Post’s Page Six first reported that the former in-laws were dating in 2017.

Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV, which wrote the actor Jussie Smollett out of the final two episodes of the fifth season of “Empire” amid his courtroom drama, confirmed there are “no plans” for him to return.

Officials with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are banning commercial tour guides from many areas, saying they clog the sites and behave badly.

RIP Peter Platt, the longtime chairman of the town of Colonie Planning Board and a historian of Wolf Road, where he grew up, who morning at the age of 79.