Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will be joined by immigrant advocates at an announcement regarding funding “to help young, immigrant New Yorkers overcome barriers to education, employment, and economic empowerment.” 11:30 a.m., 250 Broadway, Manhattan.
At noon on the steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan, former NYC Mayor Ed Koch will endorse Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s NY-6 run. (This is noteworthy since Israel is a big issue in this area and Koch’s nod last year helped win NY-9 for GOP Rep. Bob Turner).
US Senate hopeful Wendy Long is holding a press conference on the state Capitol steps (East side) at 11 a.m. She’ll attend the NY 20th District Advocates Liberty Forum at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge in Ballston Lake at 7 p.m.
The NYC Districting Commission will hold five public hearings Aug. 13-23 to hear testimony from the public concerning the initial phases of its work in drafting a new districting plan for the New York City Council. Today’s meeting: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. 5-9 p.m.
Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, live in a $3.3 million Manhattan apartment owned by a longtime Clinton donor. A spokesman insists they’re paying market rate rent.
Silver is reportedly open to the idea of a casino at Coney Island or Willets Point.
Thanks to an ethics inquiry from Sen. Tony Avella, state lawmakers can no longer accept free USTA President’s Suite seats at the upcoming US Open. NYC lawmakers are awaiting a COIB ruling.
Ex-Erie County Executive/congressional hopeful Chris Collins “would not – even when asked again and again – endorse or even comment” on the controversial budget plan proposed by Congressman/VP candidate Paul Ryan.
Ryan will release only two years worth of tax returns – just like Romney.
Tom Precious writes: “Unlike any other group, Seneca Nation leaders have not only done battle with the governor, but they have held their own, and been largely unmoved by rhetorical barbs coming from the Cuomo administration.”
Hoping to pressure the presidential candidates to talk about immigration, Mayor Bloomberg is traveling to the cities where they’ve set up campaign HQs – Chicago (Obama) and Boston (Romney) – to hold talks with local officials.
In 2007, Joe Martens founded the Catskill Mountainkeeper – one of the state’s strongest and most visible opponents of fracking. Since then, he has evolved from activist to DEC commissioner.
Crusading Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky once busted a rigged charity carnival shooting game, ensuring a stuffed animal win by his child.
If Cuomo is serious about pushing new gun control measures through the Legislature nest year, he has a lot of bills to choose from. But the Senate Republicans aren’t on board with most of them.
New York’s retiring House members and several former members of the state’s congressional delegation are using their leftover campaign cash to help candidates running in key House races around the state.
Of the 63 state Senate seats up for grabs, 31 senators are running unopposed in November. In 2010, only nine candidates had no major-party opposition.
The NY Post gives Cuomo’s teacher performance evaluation data deal gets an “I” for incomplete.
As county fraud investigators probed her former nanny’s public assistance benefits, Westchester DA/JCOPE Chair Janet DiFiore doubled her campaign war chest as she gears up for next year’s election. She has $517,721 on hand.
Like her husband, Sen. Tom Libous’s wife, Frances, chairwoman of the state Workers Compensation Board, has real estate holdings in Florida that she does not want to discuss.
State regulators are cracking down on yoga studios, even after they won a hard-fought battle that exempted them from paying sales tax.
Brendan Lyons: “At an undisclosed location off the Thruway in Coxsackie last week, in a meeting that no one wants to talk about, Democratic Party leaders from seven counties gathered to discuss whether two state Supreme Court seats up for election this fall will be one-horse races for the 14-year terms.”
City officials and police experts defended the NYPD officers who shot and killed a knife-wielding man in Times Square over the weekend, saying they did what they were trained to do.
Hundreds of One World Trade Center tours have quietly been arranged in the past year as the new building has taken shape on the downtown skyline, mostly through the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the site’s developers and designers.
Major League Soccer is closing in on a final deal with state and city officials for a $300 million, 25,000-seat, state-of-the-art soccer-stadium complex in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens.
Newsday thinks New York can learn something from North Carolina when it comes to rescuing local governments in fiscal distress.
If you’ve never received a polling call asking for your opinion on Cuomo’s job performance, here’s your chance to weigh in.
Dan Janison pays tribute to the late Liberal Party leader Ray Harding.
A chorus of prison watchdog groups is describing New York’s solitary confinement practices as some of the worst in the nation.
Some of the biggest consumers of local food this month – in terms of physical size and how much they eat – are members of the New York Giants during their training camp at the UAlbany.
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