Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
LG Bob Duffy is in NYC, too. At 10 a.m., he delivers remarks thanking members of the NY National Guard for their service after the 9/11 attacks. (Tribute WTC Visitor Center).
At noon, Duffy will be at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where he’ll join fellow elected officials for a “jobs and investment announcement.”
Today’s Facebook IPO is likely to result in 1,000 new millionaires, most making in the $2 million to $5 million range. But conspicuous consumption is not considered cool at the company.
Even though he had nothing but kind words for his estranged wife, Mary, RFK Jr. was waging an intense custody battle for the couple’s four kids that friends said contributed to her suicide.
RFK Jr. said Mary Kennedy suffered from depression and “was in a lot of agony for a lot of her life.”
There will be a wake for Mary Kennedy today, with funeral services planned for Saturday morning at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Bedford. Burial will follow in Hyannisport, Mass., where the Kennedy family has a compound.
JCOPE is developing agency rules that could end up forcing the Committee to Save NY to name at least some of its donors.
The federal government paid New York $700 million more in 2009 than the state needed to care for residents with developmental disabilities who lived in its institutions, according to the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The governor’s decision to end NYC’s fingerprinting for foodstamps policy takes effect in 45 days.
“Poverty and hunger are not crimes,” said Cuomo. “So we shouldn’t treat the poor or the hungry as criminals.”
The state still requires fingerprints from applicants for welfare, a practice started by Cuomo’s father, Mario Cuomo, when he was governor.
…The NYT would like to see Cuomo push the Legislature to end that, too.
Somehow, the NYT’s Thomas Kaplan honored Nik Wallenda’s request to be interviewed while walking on his 1,200-foot long practice wire in Niagara Falls.
A coalition of labor unions and liberal advocacy groups is planning an ambitious effort to support mayoral candidates who pledge to reverse some of the Bloomberg administration’s more-contentious public education policies.
Cuomo was among those who attended a wake yesterday for the late longtime labor leader Ed Malloy.
The NYPD outlined a series of changes in its stop-and-frisk policies, marking what critics say is a retreat for Bloomberg and Commissioner Ray Kelly, who have staunchly defended the tactic.
Kelly outlined the changes in a three-page letter to NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Legislative support is building for a controversial bill to force Con Edison to pay union-level wages to workers it contracts with for security and cleaning services.
Democrat John Orzel, who lost a challenge to Sen. Tom Libous two years ago, would like another shot at unseating the GOP lawmaker.
The DN deems JCOPE’s nascent investigation of Libous – its first known probe of a state lawmaker – “distressingly wobbly.”
Former Bronx BP and potential 2013 NYC mayoral contender Adolfo Carrion endorsed Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s primary challenge to Rep. Charlie Rangel.
Three WNY men have been charged in what federal drug investigators are calling the first-ever arrest in New York State related to the sale of synthetic marijuana.
Rochester’s private sector job growth is second only to NYC’s.
Local supporters of Marcellus Shale gas drilling have launched a counteroffensive against towns enacting moratoriums on hydraulic fracturing.
The Journal News wants to see a three-way deal on raising New York’s hourly minimum wage.
State employees may not be getting contractual raises for the next few years, but during the last few weeks thousands have started getting a piece of the $138 million the state is giving out as longevity increases.
Says the TU: “It’s almost as if the NYRA board is daring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to move toward revoking its license to run thoroughbred racing.”
Mitt Romney’s newest TV ad outlines what he would do on “Day One.”
Karl Rove says he would be “sleeping better than I am now” if Hillary Clinton were president.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $6.48 million last month and has $25 million in cash on hand. A spokesman said it was the DCCC’s “best April in history.”
Is a GOP revolt brewing against Grover Norquist and his no-taxes pledge?
Trayvon Martin had pot in his system on the night of his death, while George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder, had a bloody nose and cuts on the back of his head.
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