Here And Now
Welcome back to the (foreshortened) workweek.
The Legislature is off for one more day. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
Cuomo kept busy yesterday marching in two Memorial Day parades – including one in his hometown of New Castle, in which he was joined by both Clintons.
The governor and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appear deep in discussion in this shot (compliments of Assemblyman Bob Castelli, marching next to the former president) – think they’re cutting a 2016 deal?
Rep. Gary Ackerman will formally announce his endorsement of Assemblywoman Grace Meng to succeed him. The event will take place this morning at Pomonok Senior Center in Flushing, Queens.
ADDED: Former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green will endorse one of Meng’s opponents, Assemblyman Rory Lancman, at noon. The event is taking place at an Exxon Mobil in Rego Park, Queens, and will focus on campaign finance reform.
Ackerman made his first contribution ($1,000) to his embattled colleague, Rep. Charlie Rangel, and is one of a dozen new donor Democrats who are giving the veteran congressman cash.
Advocates, including members of the Occupy movement and religious leaders, who want to see the state hike its hourly minimum wage will rally at the Capitol.
They have the support of the Syracuse Post-Standard, which says it was “premature” of Cuomo to give up on the possibility of a minimum wage deal before the session ends.
JCOPE Chair/Westchester County DA Janet DiFiore is accused of pulling strings to get her live-in housekeeper food stamps, Medicaid and cash assistance after she was rejected three times for inconsistencies in her application.
The Senate plans to pass its business tax credits package (its alternative – and possible link? – to the Assembly’s minimum wage bill) when members return to Albany tomorrow.
Gas drilling companies are claiming the state’s fracking ban is tantamount to an act of God that should prevent people from backing out of their leases.
The cash-strapped Senate Dems are downsizing to a cheaper office for their political arm in advance of the fall elections.
It appears Republican David Storobin is close to victory over Democratic NYC Councilman Lew Fidler in the 27th SD, although ballot counting continues today.
It looks like Canada will make more money off Nik Wallenda’s June 15th Niagara Falls tightrope walk than the US.
Brian Davis, a former Buffalo city council member who’s charged with embezzling more than $40,000 meant to help his struggling district, is due in federal court today.
Two decades ago, Assemblyman William Colton led the fight to tear down a controversial incinerator in southwest Brooklyn. He’s now suing to prevent the same site from being used as a waste transfer station.
NYC Councilwoman Liz Crowley is under fire for checking her cellphone a lot during a NY-6 Democratic candidate debate.
The push continues for Bloomberg to buy the NYT.
The Hamptons fundraising season is upon us.
The DNCC released a video promoting the national convention in North Carolina, marking 100 days before the president accepts the party’s nomination there to seek re-election.
The Obama campaign is slamming Mitt Romney for declining to denounce Donald Trump’s birtherism.
Said Romney: “You know I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in. But I need to get 50.1 percent or more and I”m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”
NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” host Ken Rudin is scheduled to speak in Syracuse Thursday.
Texas-based oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. stockholders will vote tomorrow on a proposed company policy to ban discrimination against gay or transgender workers, a shareholder resolution pushed by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Advocate/actress Cynthia Nixon wed her longtime girlfriend, Christine Marinoni, in NYC this weekend.
Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s new job (for the moment): Mr. Mom.
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