Soon-to-be-MTA Board member AND former Gov. David Paterson called the commuter tax “a perfectly valid concept whose life ended in 1999, and the current thinking does not accommodate it.”
House Speaker John Boehner believes there’s a one-in-three chance the GOP could lose the majority, and he’s particularly concerned about Democrat-dominated states like New York.
Eight GOP House members, including Reps. Bob Turner and Ann Marie Buerkle, will speak at the Monday Meeting in NYC tonight.
Cuomo on a potential minimum wage hike: “I support the minimum wage, the concept of a minimum wage. I have supported minimum wage increases in the past. On the specific question of how much of an increase, at what time, in what economy, what factors, what dynamics, how much of an increase are you talking about–those issues we are still working through.”
Cuomo showed up at an awards event – not included on his public schedule – to see his sister, Maria Cuomo Cole, honored.
The governor declined to join the anti-Walmart fray.
Former VP Dick Cheney discussed the “unbelievable gift” of his recent heart transplant.
NARAL Pro-Choice NY launched a Tumblr to highlight the state’s bipartisan, pro-choice history in advance of tomorrow’s GOP primary.
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey urged her fans to target DN columnist on Twitter for writing an anti-MMA piece.
The CBC unveiled a “budget navigator” so New Yorkers can explore the NYC and state spending plans on their own terms.
Mark Ruffalo and Melissa Leo are hosting an “urgent call to action” anti-fracking concert at The Egg on May 15, featuring Natalie Merchant, Joan Osborne and others.
Anti-fracking advocates plan to pressure Cuomo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and other elected officials when they gather in Corning for the DRC meeting this Friday.
The New York Gaming Association launched a radio ad campaign to full for the seven new casinos to be located at existing racetracks around the state.
The Bronx Democratic County Committee will support Luis Sepulveda for the 87th Assembly District. (Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera’s old seat).
In a Post op/ed, former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin takes issue with NARAL pushing for the Reproductive Health Act.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind and NYC Councilman David Greenfield will have a joint press conference about the “super Jewish” district and Simcha Felder’s candidacy (presumably an endorsement event). Rabbinic leaders aill also attend.
The American Prospect published a laudatory profile of AG Eric Schneiderman.
Independent presidential candidate Gary Johnson expressed concern during a stop in NYC about the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices.
The US Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of New York City’s rent regulations.
Mitt Romney appeared with Florida Sen. (and potential VP?) Marco Rubio, but declined to take a position on his version of the DREAM Act.
UPDATE: Here’s Rep. Charlie Rangel in his Harlem district office (he’s back at work, officially) with Assemblymen Denny Farrell Jr. and Guillermo Linares, who hasn’t yet picked a favorite in the Rangel vs. Espaillat primary battle, but is (according to a source) expected to announce his bid for Espaillat’s Senate seat either late this week or next week. “Then we’ll discuss Charlie,” said the source.
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