Here And Now
Governor Cuomo is in the New York City area today with no public schedule.
If today is like yesterday, we will see a barrage of press releases from the administration, many of them highlighting the growing number of politicians publicly supporting his plan for a new Tappan Zee Bridge. In case you missed it, last night the administration announced that 2 members of Congress, 3 state senators, 5 Assemblymembers and dozens of mayors and county leaders in the Hudson Valley are all now publicly supporting this plan.
With Congress on break there are a handful of public appearances happening all over the state.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is touring the Niagara Air Reserve Base with Rep. Kathy Hochul at 10am.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making 3 stops today, starting in Albany at 10:15am and heading onto Penn Yan and then Bath later in the day.
Senator Chuck Schumer is talking about cracking down on copper thiefs at a stop in Syracuse this afternoon.
The DNC has tapped Congressman Jerrold Nadler and RWDSU’s Stuart Applebaum to attack Mitt Romney’s economic policies in New York City today ahead of a fundraiser he is holding.
Also happening, Congresswoman Nan Hayworth will tour the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Poughkeepsie. Rep. Louise Slaughter will hold a press conference at the Hickey Freeman manufacturing plant in Rochester where she will call for US olympic outfits to be made in America.
Now to the headlines…
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has stepped up efforts to request tax information from dozens of tax-exempt ”social welfare” groups founded by Karl Rove and by former Obama administration staffers who are believed to be spending millions on 2012 campaigns.
Crain’s says Cuomo Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky has made a splash by going after Standard Chartered bank for their close ties to Iran, as British bankers push back against the charges.
NY Post suggests Lawsky is the new badge in town, alongside NYAG Schneiderman.
WSJ’s Jacob Gershman takes an in depth look at how the Cuomo administration has controlled the message by preparing remarks for other politicians who are introducing the Governor.
Cuomo’s announcement of a new advisor to work towards keeping the Buffalo Bills in Western New York appears to have received top billing from most news outlets over Sen. Schumer’s proposal to have NFL change the way it loans money.
Buffalo News suggested that Schumer “had an idea, and very few answers.”
State Senator Malcolm Smith had dinner with the GOP Chairs from the 5 NYC boroughs on Monday to discuss his potential run for Mayor.
NY Post thinks Council Speaker Christine Quinn will cave and support the paid sick leave proposal.
NYC has delayed it’s plan for a bike share program.
The state’s investigation into horse deaths at Aqueduct race course is expected to be released on August 21st.
Syracuse Post Standard Editorial Board says it is time to do away with the state Thruway Authority by combining it with the state DOT.
State elections officials are pushing for one primary date for local and state races starting next year.
State is considering fiscal control boards for Newburgh and Rockland County.
Glens Falls Post Star praises Gov. Cuomo for his purchase of 69,000 acres of Adirondack land.
The Journal News supports the Cuomo administration’s medicaid waiver plan.
Senators Schumer and Gillibrand have released their tax information as a way to pressure Mitt Romney to do the same.
Rep. Michael Grimm has more problems as he is accused of failing to file proper paperwork for a trip he took to Cyprus.
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