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

The state Legislature is in session.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will meet with Mayor Luberto of Grassano, Italy in a closed-press event.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Youth Services meets jointly with the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

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

Also at 11 a.m., state Sen. Jessica Ramos and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan speak at a press conference to show their support for the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, Million Dollar Staircase, state Capitol, Albany.

At noon, New York Communities for Change and Queens tenants blast Queens Borough President and DA candidate Melinda Katz for voting to weaken tenant protections while taking hundreds of thousands from the real estate industry, 21st St./Queensbridge F stop, (above ground), corner of 41st Avenue and 21st Street, Queens.

At 2 p.m., the SUNY board of trustees and its committees meet, SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St., Manhattan.

Also at 2 p.m., state Senate Elections Committee Chair Zellnor Myrie, Sen. Mike Gianaris, Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, and the Let NY Vote Coalition rally ahead of a vote on automatic voter registration (AVR), outside Assembly lobby, 3rd Fl., state Capitol, Albany.

At 2:30 p.m., NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson holds a pre-stated press conference, Red Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 3 p.m., the NYC Council meets, Council chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 3:30 p.m., state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi and advocates will hold a press conference ahead of the Senate vote to pass legislation to strengthen protections against sexual harassment and discrimination for all New Yorkers, Senate gallery, 4th Fl., state Capitol, Albany.

At 6 p.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli hosts an annual Caribbean heritage celebration, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, RestorationART Community Dance Space, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn.

Also at 6 p.m., the NYC Department of Education holds a public meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy, High School of Fashion Industries, 225 W. 24th St., Manhattan.

At 7:15 p.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks honoring departing SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall at a farewell dinner, Cornerstone at the Plaza, S. Mall Arterial, Albany.

At 8 p.m., NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will deliver a keynote address on the theme “Remaking Our World: Politics For the Many, Not the Few,” Flight Deck, 30th Fl., 420 Lexington Ave., Manhattan.


President Trump brought his 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton back into his 2020 re-election campaign during a speech in Florida, prompting “lock her up” chants from the crowd.

Trump also accused Congressional Democrats of making up false accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in order to “radicalize our judiciary,” during his re-election rally.

“Together we stared down a broken political establishment and we restored government by and for the people,” Trump told supporters. “As long as you keep this team in place, we have a tremendous way to go. Our future has never looked brighter or sharper.”

The presient has cut into former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead in Wisconsin and the two are in a statistical dead heat in Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a new poll of the 2020 race.

Trump withdrew the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan to be the permanent defense secretary, leaving the Pentagon in transition at a time of escalating tensions with Iran and questions about the role of the military on the border with Mexico.

ICE in recent days has bulked up the branch responsible for carrying out deportations in preparation for the mass arrests of undocumented immigrants, two Homeland Security officials said, adding that the agency could not immediately deport “millions of illegal aliens” as Trump promised the night before.

Trump said that he would not apologize for his harsh comments in 1989 about the Central Park Five, the five black and Latino men who as teenagers were wrongly convicted of the brutal rape of a jogger in New York City.

House Democrats are intent on questioning Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s most trusted former advisers, about potential obstruction of justice, Russian attempts to woo Trump associates during the 2016 campaign and hush-money payments to women alleging affairs with the president.

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigeig, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, said in a statement that he has directed police to turn on their body cameras when interacting with civilians after an officer-involved fatal shooting in the city.

New York lawmakers passed a sweeping climate plan that calls for the state to all but eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, envisioning an era when gas-guzzling cars, oil-burning heaters and furnaces would be phased out, and all of the state’s electricity would come from carbon-free sources.

Under the proposal, New York would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050 and allocate funds for communities hit hard by climate change. The bill would also create intermediate-term goals and mandate regular progress reports to ensure emission reductions are on track to meet the goal.

The bill’s boosters say its passage, before the end of the legislative session, positions New York as the nation’s leader in combating climate change and ending a reliance on fossil fuels.

Cuomo is pushing to exempt New York City from a bill advocated by building-trade unions that would expand the definition of public works that require a prevailing wage, people familiar with the talks said.

A loophole in the new law granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants could allow hundreds of thousands of people to fraudulently register to vote in New York, according to critics, the state Board of Elections and the bill’s own sponsor.

County clerks, many of whom run their county’s DMV, have raised concern with accepting foreign documents as proof of ID for driver’s licenses, questioning whether they have the expertise to determine whether they’re valid.

Long-stalled efforts to legalize marijuana in New York state gained new life as state senators signaled progress towards a tentative agreement despite less-than-stellar assessments from those close to the talks.

Cuomo expressed concerns with a proposal that would restrict the use of solitary confinement, saying the legislation would require the construction of new facilities and cost jails about $1 billion statewide.

State lawmakers are expected to approve a bill package this week allowing localities to operate dock-free e-scooter and e-bike programs, something local officials say would transform mobility across the Capital Region.

The Assembly and Senate are poised to take up sexual harassment this week, making it easier for New Yorkers to sue their employers over workplace discrimination.

Diminishing hopes for marijuana legalization were lifted in the Capitol as lawmakers scrambled behind the scenes to salvage the legislation.

As state lawmakers continue talks on legalizing recreational marijuana, Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley says she will no longer prosecute certain marijuana possession cases.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to scrap the single admissions test that determines entry into the city’s specialized high schools is dead this year, a key state senator, John Liu, said.

The NYT endorsed Tiffany Cabán, a 31-year-old public defender, in the upcoming Queens DA Democratic primary, saying she “would come into office unencumbered by ties to the borough power structure and free to pursue her commitment to serve the community by doing more than just winning convictions.”

The five-year term of Risa Sugarman, chief enforcement counsel for the state Board of Elections, ends Aug. 31. Under New York law, both the state Senate and Assembly would have to confirm Sugarman — the first person to ever hold the position — in order for her to receive a second term.

Farmers and animal-rights activists faced off during a nearly-day-long NYC Council hearing over a bill that would prohibit the sale of foie gras, with violators punished by a fine as high as $1,000.

A federal jury in Brooklyn is set to decide whether Keith Raniere, the founder of the cultlike group NXIVM, was a con man who directed a criminal conspiracy or a sexually prolific guru who oversaw a seminar series gone awry.

Paul Manafort is holed up in solitary confinement at a Manhattan prison — and he’s expected to remain at the lockup as his mortgage-fraud case plays out, his lawyer and the Department of Justice said.

Jamaal Bowman, a middle school principal from the Bronx, said that he would take on Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the 16-term New York Democrat who leads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joining a rapidly multiplying slate of liberal primary challengers to powerful incumbents in 2020.

The horrifying news came in just as New York City was waking up on a routine Tuesday morning: A jogger in a Queens park had spotted a lifeless baby in the grass and called the police. It turned out to be a doll.

De Blasio nominated the deputy commissioner for the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services to head the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Gregory Russ, the head of Minneapolis’ tiny public housing agency, will make about $400,000 a year as the new head of the scandal-scarred NYCHA.

Prospective home buyers in New York are scurrying to close contracts by the end of the month to avoid paying the city’s updated “mansion tax,” which will increase as of July 1.

A judge ruled for the first time that Leonard Pozner, the father of the youngest child to die in the Newtown massacre, had been defamed by the publication of “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook: It was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control.”

More Americans are saying they need a variety of animals — dogs, ducks, even insects — for their mental health. But critics say many are really just pets that do not merit special status, and states are cracking down.

A 74-year-old man,fatally shot by police in Syracuse after appearing to point a gun at officers, actually had a starter pistol, according to Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

The New York beauty supplies retailer Ricky’s, a longtime destination for pink wigs, sex toys, Halloween costumes and exotic shampoos from Japan, will have shuttered all but two of its locations by summer’s end.

Kriner Cash received an A this year for the job he has done as superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools, scoring a 3.5, out of 4 on his annual performance evaluation from his bosses – the Buffalo Board of Education.

Aubrey Lloyd, athletic director for the Buffalo Public Schools, has been placed on administrative leave, spokesperson Elena Cala confirmed. The reason was not disclosed. No further comments were issued by the district.

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Al D’Amato attended a $2,800-a-head fundraiser for Biden in NYC.

Biden appealed to another billionaire GOP donor – supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis – for fundraising help in his presidential campaign. But Catsimatidis, a Democrat-turned-Republican, declined.

Biden paid a visit to the historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village yesterday, ahead of the 50th anniversary of an uprising that helped spark the gay rights movement.

Members of Batavia Downs management announced their commitment to expand their ticket giveaway programs, collectively known as “Suitestakes,” at their gaming facility.

U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia’s port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history.

Freestyle Love Supreme, the improvisational hip-hop group whose creators include Lin-Manuel Miranda, is coming to Broadway.