Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Albany, Clinton County and New York City today.
At 9:45 a.m., he and LG Bob Duffy will participate in a North Country Regional Economic Development Council assessment tour, (the latest in a series of these events), starting at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Rd., Plattsburgh.
Mayor Bloomberg is in Birmingham, England. At 10:45 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), he’ll deliver remarks at the 2012 Conservative Party Conference, The International Convention Center, Symphony Hall.
At 10 a.m., Rep. Paul Tonko and local elected officials will endorse Cecilia Tkaczyk, the Democratic candidate in the 46th Senate District. Rotterdam Town Hall, 1100 Sunrise Blvd.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee will host a forum on QUALITYstarsNY, a pilot program rating system for New York’s early childhood education programs. LOB, Hearing Room C, Albany.
At 1 p.m., the Restore the American Promise coalition of community, faith, senior, and labor organizations will kick off a Save Our Security (SOS) campaign including marches, rallies and bus caravans across the state. Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer will visit Crouse Hospital in Syracuse at 11 a.m. to rally public support for an extension of an employer tax credit for those who hire veterans. (He’ll also endorse Democratic NY-24 candidate Dan Maffei while he’s in town. 12:45 p.m.)
Activist Sandra Fluke is joining Democratic NY-18 candidate Sean Patrick Maloney at a roundtable discussion on women’s health. Newburgh Teachers Association, 52 Pierces Rd., 2:30 p.m.
The NYC Districting Commission holds another public hearing on redrawing the Council’s 51 districts. 5:30 p.m., Little Theater, LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thompson Ave., Queens.
Former First Lady Laura Bush is speaking at the University at Buffalo as part of its Distinguished Speaker series. Alumni Arena, 8 p.m.
Cuomo has hired a new communications director, Allison Gollust, who has strong national news media ties, further feeding speculation that he’s preparing to run for president in 2016.
Gollust will succeed Cuomo’s longtime communications director, Richard Bamberger, who’s leaving for a job in the private sector.
Gollust starts Monday. Her hiring is the first significant change to his inner circle that Cuomo has made since he took office almost two years ago.
A new report by the Tax Foundation ranked New York dead last for its business tax climate. Last year, we were 49th.
Profits on Wall Street are going to be up this year, according to a new report from state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, but are still below their pre-recession highs.
Some bad news in DiNapoli’s report: Amid a 17 percent drop in earnings industry-wide, Wall Street shed 4,800 jobs between May and August, bringing the ranks of NYC’s best-paid workforce down to 168,700.
Outside spending on the NY-27 battle between Rep. Kathy Hochul and former Erie County Executive Chris Collins has surpassed the $2 million mark, with more to come.
The NRCC has taken down a TV ad attacking Democratic NY-19 candidate Julian Schreibman for his connections to a man acquitted of defrauding clients just a day after it hit the airwaves.
Before the NRCC yanked its ad, two Albany stations stopped airing the spot after Schreibman’s campaign complained about its veracity.
Allscripts, one of the country’s largest providers of electronic medical records, has lodged a complaint against NYC’s public hospital system for awarding a $303 million contract to a rival.
Disgraced ex-state Comptroller Alan Hevesi’s onetime investment officer, David Loglisci, now manages a car wash in Oklahoma. He’ll be off the hook for his role in the pension fund pay-to-play scandal if he stays out of legal trouble for three years.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney are more popular than their husbands, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll found.
Maloney and Rep. Nan Hayworth sparred over environmental issues at a forum in Westchester County. They disagreed most significantly on fracking.
Tea Party activist/Carl Paladino associate Mike Madigan is focused on education in his long-shot challenge to Rep. Brian Higgins.
UFT officials defended a Brooklyn charter school founded by the union as the struggling institution undergoes a crucial review period that will determine whether it remains open.
Faced with unprecedented overcrowding in NYC’s homeless shelters, Bloomberg has cut through the bureaucracy to open up new shelters across the city, pushing some into wealthy areas where residents fear their new neighbors will bring in crime and drugs.
Schumer threw a wrench into deficit reduction deal talks, saying a tax code overhaul that claims to reduce rates on top earners while protecting the middle class won’t work.
The US Supreme Court justices will hear oral arguments in a Texas affirmative action case today.
This is the last week to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general elections.
Where the NY-24 candidates stand on jobs.
Nicholas Lemann, the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, who led the program through a turbulent decade as digital media forced sweeping changes in the industry, is stepping down at the end of the academic year.
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