Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.
Rep. Kathy Hochul seeks to re-ignite an issue that brought her success last year with a “Medicare listening tour.” She’ll hit senior centers in Hamburg, Lancaster and Lockport.
Sen. Greg Ball and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino will call for mandate relief to be addressed at the post-election special session. Mount Pleasant Town Hall, Valhalla, 11:15 a.m.
The US Supreme Court justices start their new term today. On the agenda: affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
Cuomo’s decision to hit the reset button on the regulatory rule-making phase of fracking approval has drawn cheers from the environmental movement, but angered the drilling industry.
A proposed fracking moratorium has sparked a fight in the tiny town of Union.
NYSUT is retaliating against the Senate GOP by helping the cash-strapped Democrats in their quest to retake the majority with a big money push that will include $500,000 to help Queens Sen. Joe Addabbo.
Cuomo’s communications director Richard Bamberger will depart at the end of the year for the private sector. No replacement has yet been chosen; Josh Vlasto reportedly doesn’t want the job. (See above link).
JCOPE’s probe of Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s sexual harassment scandal reportedly will be done before the November elections, which lawmakers believe will help them get their pay raises at a special session.
Lopez’s scandal appears to have frayed his relationship with Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio, described by one operative as a “political brawler”.
The Lopez mess has turned the spotlight back to the 2003 rape case against former Silver counsel Michael Boxley and the guidelines enacted in its aftermath to protect victims.
Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg plans to file a lawsuit today in Brooklyn federal court against AHRC Nassau, alleging his severely disabled son, Ricky, was abused by an employee named Dwayne Edwards.
Now that Sen. Roy McDonald is out of the 43rd Senate District race, Democrats are optimistic about Claverack Town Supervisor Robin Andrews’ chances against Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione.
Both Rep. Kathy Hochul (former Erie County clerk), and her GOP opponent Chris Collins (former Erie County executive) left behind offices that have been forced to deal with the fallout from decisions they made.
According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, President Obama and Mitt Romney remain at 49-47 heading into the first debate Wednesday, but swing state voters across the nation side with the president 52-41.
Obama’s regular trips to NYC to raise campaign cash are expensive for local taxpayers and institutions, costing $2 million in additional security at Kennedy Airport alone.
Sen. Jose Peralta wants to make it easier for domestic violence victims to find affordable, permanent housing.
The Cuomo administration is launching an aggressive plan to sign up thousands of ex-cons for taxpayer-financed Medicaid, which they’ll receive once they leave prison.
As expected, John Herrick is taking control of the Saratoga County GOP chairmanship from Jasper Nolan.
US Sen. Chuck Schumer warns milk prices could double if Congress doesn’t pass a farm bill.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is quietly making the rounds at a growing number of New Jersey Democratic functions, fueling speculation that he is building support for a possible run against Gov. Chris Christie in 2013.
BOCES overcharged school districts $473 million from 2007 to 2011, according to a Gannett investigation. (Subscription required).
The Democrat & Chronicle is fact-checking TV ads both for and against Rep. Louise Slaughter and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks – a daunting task, as there are many.
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