Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.
Fracking supporters are set to demonstrate in Albany today. They’ll rally at the Corning Preserve on the Hudson River at 11 a.m. and then march to a park near the Capitol for speeches by elected officials and labor leaders at 1 p.m.
At 10 a.m., MTA officials will outline proposals to increase fares and tolls for the LIRR, Metro-North Railroad, MTA bridges and tunnels and NYC transit. 347 Madison Ave., fifth floor.
At 11:15 a.m., Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer will join members of Congress, labor leaders and 9/11 first responders and survivors to call on the feds to protect Zadroga funds from sequester cuts. Plaza in front of 7 World Trade Center.
At 11:30 a.m., Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino will endorse Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin’s congressional challenge to Rep. Nita Lowey. Hawthorne Metro-North Station, 398 Elwood Ave.
The NRC will hold the first in a series of evidentiary hearings on Indian Point’s request for relicensing. 1 p.m., the DoubleTree Hotel, Tarrytown.
Civic organizations and elected officials will join together to call for the passage of election reform bills in the NYC Council. Steps of City Hall, Lower Manhattan, noon.
Rep. Nydia Velazquez will be joined by NY and AZ “DREAMers” to call out Mitt Romney on his immigration policy. 1 p.m., Hofstra University, Student Center Theater, Hempstead.
Democratic Rep. Kathy Hochul is teaming up with GOP state Sen. Patrick Gallivan for an economic development forum at the Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, 2 p.m.
The Romney campaign kicks off a three-day fundraising retreat in NYC today.
There will be a dinner at the Intrepid tonight with VP candidate/Rep. Paul Ryan, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, Donald Trump and Romney finance chairman Spencer Zwick.
In advance of Ryan’s fund-raising effort and tomorrow’s Hofstra debate, DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse and Rep. Carolyn Maloney will offer a “prebuttal” on a 10 a.m. conference call with reporters.
Cuomo is expected to endorse Rockland County Sen. David Carlucci, one of four Democrats who left their conference to form an independent entity that often sides with the GOP.
GOP Senate candidate Kathy Marchione is pivoting away from same-sex marriage, which helped her defeat Sen. Roy McDonald in the primary, to taxes and spending. She won’t co-sponsor a measure to repeal the gay marriage law.
The upstate mayors – especially Syracuse, Rochester and Yonkers – have reportedly held secret talks in recent weeks on their financial options and the dreaded “b” word – bankruptcy – has been mentioned. Individual control boards are likely.
So far, total outside spending on House races has topped $18 million in New York, according to the Sunlight Foundation.
Political campaigns and outside interest groups have shelled out $7.6 million in Rochester TV markets where Rep. Louise Slaughter is battling Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks. Karl Rove’s Crossroads accounts for $1.4 million of that.
A new analysis by Common Cause/New York to be released today shows 10 of the country’s 39 donors who gave at least $1 million to super PACs are from New York.
When it comes to Assembly and Senate races, Democrats and Republicans alike are using Cuomo’s image in mailers and TV ads – regardless of whether he has formally endorsed them. The governor is not complaining.
Cuomo’s 33-year-old liaison to Manhattan community boards and advocacy groups is also his unofficial liaison with the city’s glitterati.
Many of the companies that have been awarded lucrative computer programming and software engineering contracts at agencies such as the Department of Labor and the Office of Technology rely heavily on foreign workers.
While stumping for Democratic congressional candidate Dan Maffei in CNY, Sandra Fluke says she might “someday” consider running herself.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she won’t run for president in 2016, but she’s collecting chits and raising her profile by raising cash for and contributing to candidates (mostly women) in key swing states.
Rep. Michael Grimm is vulnerable, but the Democrat challenging him, Mark Murphy, remains largely unknown to NY-13 voters and is having trouble gaining traction.
Cornell University officials are releasing new details on their Roosevelt Island graduate school campus as they begin a formal public approval process today by presenting renderings to NYC planning officials.
How President Obama has made Bill Clinton “the king of the world” this election cycle, and what the Clintons will get in exchange for helping him.
Says the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: “There is much to be done to improve New York’s business and tax climates.”
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz plans to seek a 3.4 percent property tax increase, which is within the tax cap imposed by the state last year.
The WSJ slams Schumer for trying to blow up a bipartisan tax reform/deficit reduction deal.
Wendy Long is disappointed Gillibrand has only agreed to a single debate. (Subscription).
School superintendents from across the region plan to hire experts to double-check state ratings of teachers that are based on student growth on test scores.
The NYT hammers on NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn over aid sick leave, saying it’s “her duty to allow a vote or help come up with a reasonable compromise.”
Former Democratic Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi won’t try to take back his seat next year from the man who ousted him in 2009, Republican Ed Mangano.
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