Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Genesee County and Albany today.
At 10:30 a.m., he’ll join the chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, the CEO of Muller Quaker Daily, a Theo Muller Group Board Member and the CEO of Muller Dairy to make an announcement at the Muller Quaker Dairy LLC Production Facility Construction Site in Batavia. (Sounds Greek yogurt related).
LG Bob Duffy will be in Albany today, joining Mayor Jerry Jennings and Tech Valley Communications CEO Kevin O’Connor to make a business expansion announcement. (41 State St.)
In what I believe will be one of his first events solely to attack Rep. Kathy Hochul, ex-Erie County Executive Chris Collins will join small business owners to decry the congresswoman’s “vote to raise taxes on small businesses.” (11:30 am., Performance Advantage Company, 6 West Main St., Lancaster).
An aide to Cuomo confirms the governor will not arrive at the Democratic national convention in North Carolina until the very last day – Sept. 6 – when President Obama accepts the party’s nomination. Unlike at past conventions, Cuomo has no speaking role.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says local governments around the state are facing a “perfect storm” of financial pressures, including diminished state aid, falling property values and sluggish collections of sales tax.
DiNapoli’s office has stopped $90,000 in unemployment checks that were headed to New Yorkers apparently vacationing abroad this summer and to foreign scammers.
Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Queens Democrat, is undaunted by the cool reception he received from NYC GOP leaders in response to him running for mayor in 2013 on their ballot line. He hopes to meet each one personally to convince them.
PEF’s former president, Ken Brynien, was often combative with Cuomo. His replacement, Susan Kent, insists the union doesn’t want to “go to war” with the governor, and would like to work with the union’s chief critic, the Business Council.
The NY Post’s Andrea Peyser is aghast that Mayor Bloomberg, who “as far as I know has never latched an infant onto his bare chest,” is pushing breast feeding on NYC moms.
New York City will allow Goldman Sachs to invest nearly $10 million in a jail program, with the pledge that the financial services giant would profit if the program succeeded in significantly reducing recidivism rates.
Still awaiting word of Cuomo’s decision on drilling in the Marcellus, anti-fracking opponents are stepping up the pressure on the governor.
Wendy Long calls Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s round table discussions on women’s issues “cosmetic, phony, pandering, transparently political efforts to court, in this case, the women’s vote.”
A grand jury’s report suggests tax evasion is widespread in NYC and reform is “desperately needed.”
The 45 percent Thruway toll hike on truckers that appears likely to be approved under Cuomo will help support the Erie Canal corridor that the state has been trying – unsuccessfully – to improve and market since his father was in office.
The Journal News warns the Cuomo administration that it must stick to the air quality, environmental impact and noise mitigation pledges made in a report released yesterday.
A former chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission says Bloomberg is wrong about gun control, and needs to take a “lesson” about firearms from his police officers.
Republican Rep. Tom Reed, of Corning, gave away $15,500 in campaign money to a dozen other congressional candidates during the first six months of this year.
The owner of a chain of head shops across Central and Northern New York and Maine was sued by the state attorney general for violating labeling laws in the sale of dangerous synthetic drugs.
The NYT editorializes in praise of the world’s winningest Olympian, swimmer Michael Phelps.
New York’s newest laws include one that will require health insurance to cover reconstructive surgery after partial mastectomies.
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