Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public appearances or interviews yet scheduled.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, joined by his wife, NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, spends his first full day on the 2020 campaign trail with events in Iowa, starting with the touring of an ethanol plant with former U.S Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and moving on to a roundtable with local farmers.

De Blasio will still appear live, as he does almost every Friday, on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” taking calls from listeners, which should be interesting, at about 10:25 a.m.

This evening, de Blasio will depart Iowa and travel to Nebraska. This weekend, he’ll be campaigning in North and South Carolina. He’s scheduled to return to NYC Sunday, and then it’s off to Connecticut.

At 7:15 a.m., NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams appears on the PIX11 Morning News.

At 9:30 a.m., a bipartisan group of Nassau County elected officials is coming together to announce the creation of the new Nassau County Aviation Committee, Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building (front steps), 1500 Franklin Ave., Mineola.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Governmental Operations meets jointly with the Committee on Finance, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul opens the 2018 canals season, announces the next phase of “Reimagine the Canals,” and dedicates a tugboat in honor of of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Corn Hill Landing, 288 Exchange Blvd., Rochester.

Also at 10 a.m., state Division of Human Rights acting Commissioner Angela Fernandez and General Counsel Caroline Downey speak at a conference on age discrimination in the workplace, Silberman Building, Hunter College, 2180 Third Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., state Sen. James Sanders Jr. hosts a job fair and career expo, Rockaway YMCA, 207 Beach 73rd St., Queens.

Also at 10 a.m., state Assemblyman Steve Englebright, state Sen. Julia Salazar and others rally in support of the Climate and Community Protection Act before the final hearing on the bill for the 2019 state legislative session, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., the Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation holds a public hearing on climate change, Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Room 1923, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., state Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee and state Sen. David Carlucci announce legislation to designate a section of Route 17 in Hillburn as Justice Thurgood Marshall Memorial Highway and to commemorate Thurgood Marshall Day in New York state, A&J’s Lunch Wagon, Route 17 S., Sloatsburg.

At 3 p.m., Westchester County Executive George Latimer rolls out legislation to better monitor precious metals and gems sold at pawn shops to help law enforcement fight crime, Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Ave., ninth floor, White Plains.

At 6 p.m., state Sens. John Liu and Jamaal Bailey host a forum on diversity and specialized high school admissions, Lehman College, Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. W., Bronx.

At 7 p.m., Public Advocate Williams will recognize Rev. Corwin S. Mason of the Community Church of Astoria on his pastoral anniversary, 34-38 38th St. Queens.

At 8 p.m., Hochul attends and watches “What the Constitution Means to Me,” The Hayes Theater, 240 W. 44th St., Manhattan.


President Donald Trump unveiled a sweeping immigration reform plan that would favor people with top educations and skills and sharply limit those admitted at random or solely because they have family in the US.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the new immigration plan is “dead on arrival” and “not a remotely serious proposal.”

Trump’s family business saw its overall revenues decline modestly in 2018, according to his annual financial report released yesterday, suggesting a disconnect between the Trump brand and the still-growing national economy.

Trump had some good-natured fun trying to pronounce democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s name — but proclaimed that he thought it was great that a gay married man was running for office.

House Democrats, frustrated by Trump’s efforts to stonewall their investigations and eager to stoke public anger about the president’s behavior, are pinning their diminishing hopes on Robert Mueller yet again.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will base his presidential campaign in Philadelphia — a move that highlights his personal ties to Pennsylvania and showcases the state’s importance in the 2020 race.

Ukraine’s top prosecutor said he hasn’t seen any evidence of wrongdoing by Biden nor his son Hunter Biden in dealings with the country.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez implied in a tweet that if male politicians could become pregnant, there would be more support for abortion rights.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, meanwhile, is hoping to harness the Alabama’s anti-abortion overkill to revive her sputtering White House bid.

The Trump administration defended its $62 million bailout to a Brazilian meatpacking company controlled by a pair of corrupt brothers, arguing the private pork payout will eventually trickle down to struggling U.S. farmers.

Trump courted deep-pocketed donors in his native New York City for the first time in months last night at a campaign fundraiser at Wall Street bigwig Howard Lutnick’s upscale Manhattan home.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, the 23rd candidate to enter the Democratic presidential field, found a slice of the limelight by botching his carefully planned announcement rollout.

Gabe Fleisher, 17, a St. Louis high school junior, was the first to publish details of de Blasio’s announcement of his 2020 presidential campaign on his Politics blog.

Republicans depicted de Blasio as an out-of-touch closet Communist whose “extremist liberal” policies will boomerang on him in the heartland.

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams ripped de Blasio’s job performance during an appearance on “Good Day New York” and declared that he was “ready, willing and able” to take over should the mayor skip town for his presidential run.

The mayor pulled off an impossible feat by uniting Americans of all persuasions — against his quixotic presidential bid.

Members of the NYPD Police Benevolent Association and the anti-cop activist group Black Lives Matter stood shoulder-to-shoulder in Times Square yesterday morning to protest de Blasio’s White House campaign-kickoff interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

De Blasio’s 2020 presidential-bid YouTube page had just 61 subscribers nearly 10 hours after he posted his big campaign announcement there — and his flat-footed social media effort has drawn fire from Donald Trump Jr.

NYC politicians and local residents openly questioned whether de Blasio’s White House ambitions would cause problems across the city that twice elected him to City Hall before his attention shifted to bigger things.

“While there are plenty of ties between Florida and the Big Apple, de Blasio would be well advised not to put too much hope for the Sunshine State.”

During last night’s broadcast of Hannity, Fox News host Sean Hannity tried to persuade short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci to run for New York City mayor in the next election.

As de Blasio headed out of town to embark on a pipe-dream presidential bid, NYCCouncil Speaker Corey Johnson – who is eying a 2021 mayoral run — wasted no time trying to grab the local spotlight by unveiling a plan aimed at making the criminal justice system “fairer” for all New Yorkers.

He can’t get in the 2020 race, but Barack Obama will be the talk of the town this summer when Columbia University researchers launch an oral history project about his groundbreaking presidency.

Council Speaker Johnson’s proposed fur ban, backed by animal rights advocates, has met an unexpected challenge from a diverse set of opponents, including black pastors and Hasidic leaders. They say a prohibition would fly in the face of centuries of religious and cultural tradition.

A police commander in Staten Island received text messages from one of his officers in July 2014, informing him that a man identified as Eric Garner had been arrested, and was “most likely DOA” after he had been wrestled to the ground. “Not a big deal,” the lieutenant replied. “We were effecting a lawful arrest.”

The SAT, the college entrance test taken by about two million students a year, is adding an “adversity score” to the test results that is intended to help admissions officers account for factors like educational or socioeconomic disadvantage that may depress students’ scores.

Environmental advocates are taking a victory lap after the state rejected a permit for a much-maligned 24-mile underwater natural gas pipeline project that would have crossed New York Harbor.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says that the U.S. Senate has voted to confirm three new members of the International Joint Commission. That is the joint U.S.- Canadian regulating body that can have some impact on Lake Ontario levels.

Former state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, a Republican, will be the IJC’s new chair.

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and state Sen. John Liu are pushing legislation to outlaw the practice of texting while crossing the street, citing safety concerns that in some cases have proved deadly.

The state Senate passed bills this week to quash more than $19 million in total fines the state imposed on the Newburgh, Chester, Roscoe and Monticello school districts for late or neglected reports about past building projects that received state aid.

With about a month left in New York’s legislative session, good government groups have renewed their push to reform the state’s top ethics and lobbying watchdog, but Cuomo has so far shown little interest.

It should be cheaper this summer than last to keep the lights on and the air conditioner running, according to a state official who oversees the utility network.

NYC is firing back at the latest federal lawsuit against NYPD Det. David Terrell, claiming that the false arrest suit should be tossed with prejudice because the embattled police officer wasn’t even working at the times when the complainant was arrested.

Lawmakers are pushing to outlaw the practice of texting while crossing the street, citing safety concerns that in some cases have proved deadly. (Not like anyone is going to pay attention to that).

After cannabis legalization fell out of the April budget talks, lawmakers are looking to further expand the state’s medical marijuana program and authorize recreational use of the drug before the end of session.

State Sen. Diane Savino is joining forces with the NYPD to craft legislation pushing back against the scourge of subway perverts — including possible lifetime bans for the worst of the worst.

A pair of state lawmakers is proposing legislation that would force the MTA to step up its efforts to make the subway system fully accessible to disabled straphangers.

NXIVM slave master Lauren Salzman will take the stand against her onetime “Grandmaster,” Keith Raniere.

Files containing information on Albany County District Attorney David Soares, former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer were kept in a box in the basement of Salzman’s home, an investigator testified at the federal trial of Raniere.

New York lawmakers want to ban facial recognition technology on all rental properties, arguing it infringes on tenant privacy.

An ambitious economic development project at the University of Buffalo, intended to bolster the region’s biotech sector and create high-tech jobs, is years behind its original schedule and coming up short on its hiring goals.

A group of veteran boaters in the Safe Harbor Marina office at Buffalo Harbor reacted with incredulous laughter, sarcastic sighs and swearing to a proposed state law that would require all owners of motorized boats to take a safety course, no matter how long they’ve been on the water.

Another person from the old guard is exiting the Buffalo Comptroller’s Office. Patrick J. Curry, a longtime executive assistant to the comptroller, resigned Tuesday – his last day on the job after almost seven and a half years – to pursue other job opportunities.

A prominent law firm has told the board of the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. that its members should not be helping themselves to free health, dental and vision insurance.

New York officials say a new array of more than 8,000 solar panels, for which the stat provided $1 million, will provide Anheuser-Busch with enough electricity to brew 3 million cases of beverages annually.

I. M. Pei, the Chinese-born American architect who began his long career working for a New York real-estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the world, has died. He was 102.