Here And Now (Updated)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to be in Onondaga and Monroe counties today.
At 10:30 a.m., he’ll make an announcement at the University of Rochester’s Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation.
At 1 p.m., he’ll tour the laboratory at the Cooper Crouse-Hinds Commercial Products Manufacturing Facility in Syracuse.
(Interestingly, coverage of the tour, according to the governor’s press office is “pool only,” which means only a handful of select reporters will be allowed in to provide notes, video and still images to the rest of the media. This is something presidents and presidential candidates do often, but it’s rare for a governor).
The governor’s travel plans might be impacted by today’s forecast. Last night, Cuomo urged New Yorkers to be prepared for severe thunderstorms storms, expected to bring heavy rain, high winds, and possible tornadoes, and possibly to cause widespread power outages.
UPDATE: Not unexpectedly, the governor has cancelled his upstate trip due to “severe weather.” His stops in Syracuse and Rochester will be rescheduled on some yet-to-be-determined later date. In the meantime, Cuomo will be monitoring the storm and managing the state’s response to it from New York City.
At noon, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will unveil an economic report on the area and a plan for the future of the district. (BAM Fisher Building, 321 Ashland Place).
Members of the NY Education Reform Commission are meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CUNY Hostos Community College, C-Building, 3rd Floor, the Bronx.
Thanks to his aggressive fund-raising, Cuomo has more cash on hand (close to $20 million) than 40 fellow governors combined. The governors with the next highest amount are Missouri’s Jay Nixon with $7.6 million and California Gov. Jerry Brown with $5.1 million.
That, plus a series of August policy summits he organized with Democratic leaders and academics, has fueled 2016 talk.
Only 40 percent of New Yorkers believe Cuomo would make a good president, according to the Q poll. Sixty-one percent think Hillary Clinton is White House material.
The Ambien found in Kerry Kennedy’s blood stream following her car crash has cast doubt on her claim that she suffered a “complex partial seizure.”
The $25.5 million worth of education bullet aid doled out at the end of the session by the Senate GOP was supposed to help “smooth inequities in the school aid formula,” but none went to districts represented by Democrats.
After Cuomo pushed the PSC to do more about the ConEd lockout, the commission agreed to broker a meeting between the utility and its union.
NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn spends her summer weekends – and some weeknights – at a Jersey Shore home she purchased with her wife, Kim Catullo, in 2004.
Mayor Bloomberg is hosting a fund-raiser on Aug. 15 for Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, whose race against Democrat Elizabeth Warren is one of the most high-profile contests in the country this election season.
Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. is “very seriously considering” a run for NYC public advocate in 2013. Observers believe he would instantly catapult to frontrunner status if he enters the race.
The current public advocate and 2013 NYC mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio plans to sue Bloomberg and several city commissioners to compel them to turn over data on the city’s revenue from fines.
The Cuomo administration will take wide-ranging steps to thwart the potential for fraud and unscrupulous practices in response to President Obama’s decision to allow many illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children to remain here without fear of deportation.
Authorities across Central New York raided shops suspected of selling illegal “bath salts” and other synthetic drugs yesterday in the largest blitz since a federal law banning the drugs went into effect earlier this month.
More than 7,000 NYC elementary and middle-school students were wrongly barred from attending their graduation ceremonies this year because education officials mistakenly thought they had failed state exams.
A White Plains judge said he’s likely to sign off on a request that the 18-year-old son of Mary and Robert Kennedy Jr. be named administrator of his mother’s estate.
Cuomo has made gains in his energy policy agenda, but most of the biggest challenges facing him – the closure of Indian Point, implementing a decision on fracking – remain off in the future.
The MTA unveiled its preliminary 2013 budget.
RIP to Mario Cuomo’s longtime point man on the environment, former DEC Commissioner Henry “Hank” Williams.
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