Good morning and happy Tuesday!

Happening today:

At 9:15 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will meet with UJA-Federation to discuss its partnership with the state. 130 E 59th St., 7th Floor, New York City.

At 10 a.m., the New York State Public Campaign Financing Commission will meet for a public hearing. Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich and West Streets), Manhattan.

At 10:30 a.m., the Joint Commission on Public Ethics will meet. 540 Broadway, Albany.

At noon, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Carl Heastie will hold a news conference. Community Board 12 District Office, 4101 White Plains Road, the Bronx.

At 3:30 p.m., New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will join elected officials and advocates outside of a hearing by the Public Campaign Financing Commission to discuss the need for statewide public financing of elections and the preservation of fusion voting.

At 4 p.m., Williams will make recommendations to the commission on campaign finance reforms and creating a statewide system for public matching funds.

At 6 p.m., Hochul will highlight the importance of women in government at the women’s justice agenda at the Northeast Women in Public Finance Event. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 51 W 52nd St., 23rd Floor, New York City.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state health officials are urging people to stop vaping as 41 people in New York have gotten sick and eight people nationwide have died.

Vape business owners in New York insisted the product is safe.

The Cuomo administration also announced an investigation into vaping products and their safety.

And the Department of Health will subpoena vape manufacturers.

A Long Island school in the course of a single week received three threats, alarming law enforcement.

Local prosecutors say the implementation of discovery reform as set by the Legislature is an “overwhelming” task.

Anti-vaccination protesters disrupted a meeting of the state Board of Regents, urging them to block a law that ends the religious exemption for vaccinated students.

A new law set to take effect will ave key fobs covered in car service contracts.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has tapped the political director of the politically influential 32BJ SEIU to become his director of strategic planning.

The school year is underway in New York, but the state’s teachers union already looking ahead to January and a push to boost funding for schools.

Lights used to commemorate the Sept. 11 attacks in lower Manhattan are endangering nearly 200,000 birds a year.

A law establishing a remembrance day in New York schools in commemoration of the Sept. 11 attacks was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Elected leaders in Fulton County have taken a stand against Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to require New York drivers to a pay a $25 fee to upgrade their license plates.

Rep. Brian Higgins is pushing for an experimental program to fight algae in the Great Lakes.

Western New York is escaping federal cuts to projects as President Trump diverts money to help pay for the wall on the southern border.

Another group has filed legal documentation in support of the state’s Green Light law. The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a brief supporting the law as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

The Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr., a socially conservative Democrat on the New York City Council, urged leniency for a gay student who killed a classmate.

Democrats in Manhattan are trying to find a way to push party chairman Keith Wright out of the job.

The fallout continues after a Clifton Park payroll company suddenly shut down, affecting thousands of small businesses and their employees in the Capital Region and across the nation.

Cash bail is ending in 2020. Here’s how that would affect jails and those accused of crimes.

They look like something you might come across at an airport, but they are actually on Rikers Island: scanners.

Albany County is considering an unexpected place to help the homeless: the county jail. Sheriff Craig Apple announced the new program, and a new name for the jail, Monday.

For the people inside the medical examiner’s office in Kips Bay, September 11th is something they think about every single day. They’re forensic scientists who are still trying to identify victims’ remains, now 18 years after the attack.

The forthcoming capital plan from the MTA remains shrouded in secrecy.

Gov. Cuomo says the Long Island Rail Road should receive its equitable share of funding in the capital plan.

An environmental coalition on Monday rolled out a “tool kit” for local governments to transition to electric fleet vehicles.

Lawmakers in Albany County voted down a bill that would have set term limits for themselves.

He didn’t make the requirements to debate this Thursday, but Mayor Bill de Blasio wants his rivals in the race for the Democratic nomination for president to talk about one place in particular.

Mayor de Blasio joined Errol Louis from San Juan to discuss his campaign trip to Puerto Rico and his proposed “Robot Tax” to address job loss from automation.

The mayor also discussed the future of the Gifted and Talented programs in city schools, and on efforts to expand the ferry system.

The mayor defended spending an additional $43 million on a ferry system that’s under scrutiny from the city comptroller.

The Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner has been accused to have abused county time by working as an Uber/Lyft driver while on the clock.

The City of Rochester Planning Commission received the final draft of ‘Rochester 2034’ Monday evening.

This weekend, the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan continues to keep a watchful eye on the Diocese of Buffalo and the repeated calls for Bishop Richard Malone to resign.

It could soon be easier to get wine delivered to your home in New York due to a recent Supreme Court ruling.

In national news:

President Trump had initially invited Taliban leaders to Camp David for peace talks, but declared those plans “dead” on Monday.

Crews in the Bahamas continued to find bodies as the Hurricane Dorian recovery effort continues to move along at a slow pace.

Congress has a three-week deadline to resolve what could be another brutal fight over federal spending.

Before he entered office, President Trump had a deal with a struggling Scottish Airport that would send flight crews to his resort.

The latest examples of alleged self-dealing by the president are giving Democrats another look at impeachment.

In his first campaign rally in almost a month, President Donald Trump on Monday night urged supporters in North Carolina to vote for the Republican candidate in a special election for the District 9 race.

The president defended states for doing away with Republican primaries for president, and called his declared GOP opponents “a laughingstock.”

For the first time ever, most working-age people entering the workforce are people of color, many of them women.

The ride hailing firms Uber and Lyft are expected to lose a fight in California over how workers are classified as “independent contractors.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered another defeat, this time with Parliament rejecting his call for an early election.

From the editorial pages:

The Daily News says any “green new deal” efforts to fight climate change should also address nuclear energy.

Newsday calls negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan “a bitter pill to swallow.”

The Buffalo News says the long-awaited property revolution for the city is fair, but also long overdue.

Chris Churchill at the Times Union has some fun with the notion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Gov. Chris Christie holding a forum on civility in politics.

From the sports pages:

The Yankees blanked the Red Sox and knocked them out of postseason contention.

The Mets topped the surging Diamondbacks, 3-1.

Monday Night Football: The Saints narrowly beat the Texans. The Raiders beat the Broncos.