Good morning and happy Wednesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany and has nothing public planned so far.

At 10:30 a.m., Assembly Republicans will call for changes in the state’s cash bail changes. Back of the Assembly chamber, State Capitol, Albany.

Also at 10:30 a.m., Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79 Street, New York City.

At 11 a.m., New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will join a group of elected officials and advocacy leaders to stand in solidarity with the nurses at NYC public hospitals in support of the healthcare justice campaign. City Hall Steps, New York City.

At 11:30 a.m., more than 300 farmers and farmworkers will join state officials and industry leaders to discuss common ground on the proposed farm labor bill. West Capitol Park, Albany.

At 1 p.m., Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Caban will rally with sex workers, Corona Plaza, 40-04 National Street, Queens.

Also at 1 p.m., the state Senate will hold its session, state Capitol, Albany.

At 1:30 p.m., de Blasio will make an announcement, Grace Plaza, 42 W 43rd St., New York City.

At 3 p.m., Thousands of 32BJ SEIU commercial office cleaners in New York and across the country will rally to commemorate Justice for Janitors, a union campaign that transformed the janitorial industry by raising wages and benefits for hundreds of thousands of cleaners across the country. Bryant Park, 42nd and 6th Avenue.

At 3:30 p.m., New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will join thousands of 32BJ members to advocate for fair pay for commercial cleaners as part of the 32BJ Week of Power. Intersection of Broadway and Bowling Green, New York City.

At 6 p.m., Williams will join EBC/Metro IAF and a coalition of advocates in a protest at Gracie Mansion to call for the Mayor to expand investment in affordable senior housing. E 88th St & East End Ave, New York City.


From whether to decriminalize sex work to their commitment to the popular demand to end cash bail, seven Democrats in the primary for Queens district attorney debated on NY1 on Tuesday night, jostling to give the office a new progressive shine and potentially elect the borough’s top prosecutor for the first time in about three decades.

The New York State Senate and Assembly have reached a deal to greatly expand tenant protections. The omnibus rent bill will be introduced and voted on before rent regulations expire on Saturday.

New York City’s Correction Department is investigating after a second person in under a week dies while in its custody.

The inmate’s death was preceded by the death of a transgender inmate at Riker’s, and some officials are now calling for answers over what happened.

The Strand boasts that it has 18 miles of new, used and rare books, a landmark for any book lover. But now its building is an actual city landmark, much to the horror of its owner.

The Democratic-controlled state Senate approved a bill legalizing gestational surrogacy on Tuesday, but the measure faces a steeper climb in the Assembly.

Among Assemblywoman Deborah Glick’s reasons for opposing the surrogacy bill: “Personally, as an environmentalist I understand we have too many people in the world and as someone who has chaired the Social Services Committee in the past, I know that we have hundreds of thousands of youngsters looking for families.”

The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Treasury have finalized regulations regarding charitable contributions and state and local tax credits initially proposed last August. The new rules are aimed at stopping taxpayers from federally deducting donations made to charitable funds run by state or local governments.

A bill with new requirements to drive recreational motorboats in New York state is now in the hands of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

New York state would legalize the buying and selling of sex under a proposal introduced in the state legislature Monday that would lift criminal penalties for sex work.

Greece’s town supervisor said he was told by a local representative that the International Joint Commission will propose the suspension of the controversial Plan 2014.

A coalition of parents, educators, clergy and business leaders delivered a message to state lawmakers Tuesday to move the Buffalo school board elections from May to the same day as the general election in November.

The stretch limousine involved in October’s deadly crash that killed 20 people had been suspended just before the incident occurred.

Attorney General Letitia James is leading a nine-state lawsuit meant to block the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.

Democrats in the state Assembly are using taxpayer money to defend their pay raise in state court.

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped into Congress for failing to re-approve the Victims Compensation Fund for Sept. 11 first responders.

Gov. Cuomo at a press conference on Tuesday said state lawmakers should face primary challenges next year if they fail to approve progressive legislation.

President Trump continued to battle with Democrats amid threats of an impeachment inquiry, something he considers an attack on his legitimacy in office.

Attorney General Bill Barr is expected to ask the president to exert executive privilege in shielding documents surrounding a census question for U.S. citizenship.

Amid the crowded battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, grumbling is beginning from some candidates about the ability to be heard — with some comparing it to “The Hunger Games.”

The president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee today.