Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is marching in the 68th Annual Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. 5th Avenue and East 45th St., 11:20 a.m.
At 10:45 a.m., Cuomo will make an “endorsement announcement,” according to a NYS Democratic Party press release.
Cuomo sent out an email marking Columbus Day as “an annual celebration of the immigrant tradition that has strengthened our nation for centuries,” adding:
“As an Italian-American who watched his own four grandparents — all immigrants — work hard and ultimately thrive in this country, I feel tremendous pride in celebrating this day.”
“…I hope you will join me in paying tribute to the countless men and women whose tenacity, work ethic, and commitment to building community helped to make the United States the great nation that it is today.”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is touring the Binghamton University Center for Autonomous Solar Power and Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory. At 12:45 p.m., she’ll be joined by local elected officials to announce federal legislation to spur the growth of new science and technology jobs in the Sothern Tier and across New York.
Mitt Romney is giving a foreign policy speech today in Virginia.
The Obama campaign has a new TV ad in Virginia slamming Romney’s “gaffe-filled” July tour of England, Israel and Poland this summer and his response to the recent Libya consulate attack.
The NYT examines the Dartmouth years Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (class of ’88) and her opponent, Wendy Long (class of ’82), determining “The traits that drive them today also propelled them when they were students bent on making their marks” there.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner’s profile has been on the rise since Cuomo tapped her to co-chair the state Democratic Party, but what’s her next move? She won’t commit to re-election.
The Oneida Indian Nation is funding a new advocacy group, New Yorkers for Local Approval of Casinos, that supports local veto power over new casinos, as Cuomo and lawmakers consider expanding the scope of gambling.
Sources close to the Cuomo administration predict a mid-January – or later – decision on fracking. Deputy Senate Majority Leader Tom Libous would prefer a holiday season decision, saying anything later could be a “real problem.”
The exodus from AG Eric Schneiderman’s press office continues, and Cuomo lost his patronage czar, Judge Leslie Leach, to City University over the summer.
Russell A. Harding wrote final blog post just before taking his own life. “I am hoping and praying that by the time you read this I have not botched this suicide attempt.”
Republicans are calling for an investigation into the “short sale” approved by JPMorgan Chase on DCCC Chair/Rep. Steve Israel’s Long Island home.
The stakes are high in the Seneca Nation’s upcoming presidential election, and vote-buying is a common practice.
Charles Gasparino disagrees strongly with Schneiderman’s JP Morgan suit.
Rep. Bill Owens is mentioned in a Washington Post story on lawmakers who benefit from legislation for which they advocate. He fought public broadcasting cuts. His wife works for a station in his district.
NYC Councilman/Congressional candidate Dan Halloran is 2.5 years late on filing campaign-finance reports for his 2009 Council run. The state Board of Elections has sent the matter to the Albany DA for investigation and possible prosecution.
New York’s public authorities (AKA it’s “shadow government”) have been steadily shedding jobs.
As the Thruway Authority is mulling 45 percent toll increase for trucks, Gannett reveals more than 1 million drivers avoided paying tolls between 2007 and 2011, totaling some $35 million in lost revenue. (Subscription required).
A new test for admission into NYC’s gifted and talented program will account for the bulk of a student’s score, upending a testing regime that a growing number of children had appeared to master.
The MTA debuted MetroCards with ads on both sides.
As Nick Reisman reported this weekend, Senate Minority Leader John Sampson picked a new JCOPE commissioner (replacing Ravi Batra): LaShann DeArcy, a NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission appointee and a former scheduler for ex-Rep. Floyd Flake.
A race to watch on Long Island: Democrat Ryan Cronin, 31, has lined up several union endorsements and raised more than $100,000 in his campaign account in his quest to oust GOP veteran Sen. Kemp Hannon.
The NYT gives a shout-out to small-scale dairy farmers and, while it’s not a fan of subsidies, calls on Congress to take up the Farm Bill ASAP.
Congratulations to NY1′s Courtney Gross for making City and State’s “40 Under 40″ list.
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