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

The state Legislature is in session.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray will meet with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a closed-press get together.

At 9:30 a.m., the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission votes on the proposed designation of six buildings associated with LGBT history as individual landmarks, Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1 Centre St., 9th Fl., Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Health meets to discussed a proposed ban on foie gras, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. speaks at the Melrose Commons Park ribbon-cutting, Melrose Avenue between East 159th Street and East 160th St., the Bronx.

Also at 10 a.m., Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and others gather to announce Yonkers Public Schools’ replacement of polystyrene food trays with 100% recyclable food trays, Enrico Fermi School, Cafeteria, 27 Poplar St., Yonkers.

At 11 a.m., NYC Antonio Reynoso will join family members of the late Angelo Falcón, 32BJ, and National Institute for Latino Policy, NiLP board members and representatives, and Williamsburg residents for a street co-naming in honor of the unveiling of Angelo M Falcón Way, corner of South 1st and Havemeyer Streets, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., state Sen. Jessica Ramos, legislators and advocates rally to push for the passage of a critical bill that will provide record relief for victims of human trafficking, Million Dollar Staircase, state Capitol, Albany.

At 12:30 p.m., LG Kathy Hochul keynotes the state Labor Department’s Registered Apprenticeship Summit and highlights state investment in workforce development, Meeting Room 6, Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Also at 12:30 p.m., climate activists will hold a rally outside the office of Rep. Paul Tonko urging him to be a bold climate leader by backing legislation to block the federal government from using a clean energy program to provide financial support for fossil fuels projects, 17 Dove St., Albany.

At 1 p.m., NYC Councilman Andrew Cohen and others break ground on Van Cortlandt Park’s Parks Without Borders project, Van Cortlandt Park, West 242nd Street and Broadway, Bronx.

At 2 p.m., incoming state GOP Chair Nick Langworthy and NYC Councilman Joe Borelli will call on de Blasio to resign from office for running for president and leaving the residents of the city without a full-time mayor, City Halls steps, Manhattan.

At 3 p.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate chamber, state Capitol, Albany.

At 3:30 p.m., NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson holds a pre-stated meeting press conference, Red Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 4 p.m., the NYC Council meets, Council chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., the NYC Commission on Gender Equity is hosting a Queens Gender Equity Summit, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Queens.

Also at 6 p.m., the NYC Council Charter Revision Commission meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 7 p.m., McCray will deliver remarks at the ten year anniversary celebration of NYC Service, Gracie Mansion, East 88th Street & East End Avenue, Manhattan.


After a brief head fake, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last night signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants shortly after the controversial measure passed the state Senate in a 33-29 vote – just one more than necessary for approval.

All 22 Republicans voted against the bill. Some of them blamed Democratic senators from Long Island and upstate for allowing the measure to even get to the floor for a vote — a clear sign the GOP will use it in the 2020 elections.

Just hours before the proposal passed, Cuomo suggested in an interview with WAMC radio that he may veto the bill because federal immigration officials could access DMV records.

Ultimately, he agreed to sign the bill after state Attorney General Letitia James said it provides “ample protections” for applicants.

Cuomo’s office requested an opinion from Solicitor General Barbara Underwood about potential federal misuse of undocumented immigrant information kept by the DMV. As the Senate was voting, James issued a statement saying her office would “not opine on any actions the federal government may or may not take.”

The passage of this deeply polarizing bill signaled the strength of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, which pressed moderate legislators to support it despite concerns about alienating swing voters – especially first-term Democrats who flipped seats on Long Island and helped win a majority last year.

In recent weeks, a number of county clerks have said they will not process applications from such immigrants. Legislators who support the bill have said that the governor can fire county clerks if they don’t issue the licenses.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump tweeted last night that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin removing “millions” of undocumented immigrants from the United States next week – an apparent nod to a long-planned operation to arrest migrant families in a “blitz operation” across the nation.

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran flared as Tehran said it would soon breach a key element of the 2015 international pact limiting its nuclear program, while Trump ordered another 1,000 troops to the Middle East and vowed again that Iran would not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon.

Four years ago, he was a long-shot joke, but as Trump kicks off his campaign for a second term today with an eardrum-pounding, packed-to-the-rafters rally in Florida, no one doubts that he is the dominant force in the arena, the one defining the national conversation as no president has done in generations.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to Rikers Island to await trial on a separate state case. But the US AG’s office intervened, saying he will await trial at a federal lockup in Manhattan or at the Pennsylvania federal prison where he is currently behind bars.

One of the legislative session’s most contentious issues — legalization of marijuana — remains unresolved. Three-way talks among negotiators for the governor, Assembly and Senate ran into a wall overnight, sources said.

Lawmakers have introduced a revised bill that would grant Cuomo more say in the distribution of funds generated from marijuana sales. They are also discussing a provision that would allow localities to opt in to legalization, instead of opting out.

In the rush to hammer out deals on licenses for undocumented immigrants and legalization of recreational marijuana, the state may also revamp how it punishes drivers for failing to pay traffic tickets.

State lawmakers and Cuomo are on the verge of approving legislation to address climate change that could completely overhaul life in New York by 2050.

New York lawmakers also announced agreements on extending labor protections for farmworkers and changing the standard to bring sexual-harassment claims.

Time is running out for legislation in New York that would expand access to medication-assisted treatment for inmates in state prisons and jails.

Consumer Reports is joining a growing list of consumer advocacy groups pushing for new restrictions on robocalls in New York state.

Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that have been hit hardest by measles.

Trump accused Fox News anchor Bret Baier of pushing “fake news” after the anchor cited figures from his network’s own polling that shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading the president in several battleground states.

Trump also called on the New York Times to “immediately release their sources” for a story on U.S. attacks on Russia’s power grid.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has hit back at the latest round of jibes from Trump, saying the U.S. leader is “obsessed” with him.

Vice President Pence’s communications director plans to depart his role at the end of the month.

Soothsayers were out in force at the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday, scrutinizing each move by the justices and hoping to better understand the future of the Roberts court, with its newly solidified conservative majority.

In the six months since Harvey Weinstein built his new “dream team” of heavy-hitting lawyers to represent him against sexual assault charges in Manhattan, the movie producer’s carefully selected legal cast has completely fallen apart.

Americans have received billions of doses of vaccines for everything from measles to the flu. In 30 years, very few injury claims have been filed with the federal government.

To federal prosecutors, Keith Raniere’s “master/slave” group enabled the NXIVM leader to clandestinely groom female sex slaves to be shaken down, starved and branded. To Raniere’s attorney, the group was a “social club” and “strong medicine” that improved the spirits of a woman who had been considering suicide.

Professional tennis is returning to the Bronx this summer, with a women’s tournament in August, before the start of the United States Open.

White applicants to exclusive NYC high schools are ten times more likely to be given extra time to take the entrance exam under a federally mandated accommodation for those with mental and physical disabilities than Asian students, and twice as likely as black and Hispanic students.

The MTA spent close to $1 billion in recent years to give 19 subway stations a new look — but a design flaw virtually left the doors open to farebeaters. Now, new easily entered emergency gates are set to be overhauled as part of a $40 million effort to crack down on fare evaders.

The MTA will deploy 500 officers to target fare evasion and assaults on New York City’s subway and bus systems.

Lawyers representing several families of victims of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School said in court documents that the legal team acting for Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and host of the Infowars website, sent them child pornography, which they reported to the F.B.I.

A man who died after an altercation with four Lockport police officers late Sunday had been acting unusually after taking some medication, prompting the man’s mother to call 911, according to interim Police Chief Steven Preisch. A spokeswoman for the state AG’s office said the agency is looking into Hodge’s death.

More than 4,600 cases of Buffalo-made Pillsbury flour have been recalled due to E. coli risks. The flour was manufactured at ADM Milling Co., which has operations at 250 Ganson St.

The Buffalo Bills are seeking a couple to get married at New Era Field at halftime of the Sept. 29 game against the New England Patriots, calling this the “Halftime Wedding Experience of a Lifetime.”

Highland Glens is a private community in Wyoming County where residents manage tasks usually handled by government, including plowing the streets and maintaining the sewage treatment plant.

Amazon responded to claims by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the company paid its employees “starvation wages” by saying she is “just wrong.”

Albany school Superintendent Kaweeda Adams said she knew that moving teachers around the district in order to eventually staff a new middle school at the site of the North Albany elementary would create a “ripple effect.” Parents and teachers are protesting the decision.

City of Syracuse lawmakers have approved a parking rate increase, a plan to kill deer and the purchase of 41 new police cars for $1.5 million.

Joshua Allyn, the great-grandson of Welch Allyn company founder William Noah Allyn, has returned to his hometown of Skaneateles after 20 years to start a hemp farm.