Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and LG Bob Duffy will be in the Finger Lakes region today for another of those economic development council assessment tours.
They’ll start in Rochester, Duffy’s hometown, at 10 a.m. Port of Rochester, Terminal Building, 1000 North River St.
This is only Cuomo’s second upstate visit since Sandy struck, and the first of this tour series, which he was doing a lot of before the storm.
(Officially speaking, the governor will be in Albany and Monroe counties).
Ulster County continues its paper ballot count in the 46th SD race, where Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk gained some ground yesterday, but still trails Republican Assemblyman George Amedore by about 714 votes. (Or maybe it’s 707, depending on which side is providing the information).
The Public Service Commission is meeting at 10:30 a.m. Three Empire State Plaza, 19th Floor Boardroom.
The Working Families Party and a host of labor unions will rally on the steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan at noon to call for a Democrat-controlled state Senate.
“Progressive” elected officials will attend the rally, including NYC Councilmen Fernando Cabrera and Robert Jackson and Assemblyman Karim Camara.
At 4 p.m., also on the City Hall steps, drug reform advocates and their allies will call for passage of Cuomo’s bill to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana.
At 6 p.m., campaign finance reform advocates will host a screening of the film “Priceless,” followed by a panel discussion. CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 34th Street & Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.
Cuomo’s claim that Sandy was “more impactful” than Katrina from an economic standpoint even though far fewer people were killed here in New York did not get a good response on Twitter.
Of that figure, $32.8 billion is slated for repairs and rebuilding and $9.1 billion for preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of future weather disasters.
Cuomo said he’s waiting to hear from Rep. Pete King about how best to court the House GOP leadership in hopes of getting all the Sandy cash he’s seeking.
US Sen. Chuck Schumer predicted the effort to secure New York’s disaster aid will likely take “many months.”
Another top LIPA executive and a LIPA trustee have announced their resignations in the wake of the authority’s much-criticized response to Sandy.
A Manhattan real estate and investment firm Cuomo investigation while AG as part of his pay-to-play pension fund probe is now one of the biggest contributors to him and the Committee to Save New York.
A Harvard economist says advocates are vastly overstating the amount of revenue that might be generated by legalizing pot for medicinal use in New York.
The House Ethics Committee has authorized an inquiry into the campaign finances of Rep. Michael Grimm, a Staten Island Republican who is already under investigation by federal prosecutors and was just re-elected to a second term.
The Journal News supports the latest delay on a fracking decision, writing: “Being “No. 1” in energy, with all its pluses and minus, certainly won’t amount to much if we are too dirty and unhealthy to enjoy it.”
The Buffalo News is suing in an attempt to secure an investigator’s report about a fired Buffalo Public Schools administrator who oversaw the district’s $100 million grants budget.
An Adirondack whitewater guide pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and two other charges following the Sept. 27 drowning of a client, authorities said.
The NY Post applauds NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn’s effort to walk back redistricting changes that would have made a 2013 Council run easier for Assemblyman Vito Lopez, saying: “Three decades of Vito Lopez is enough.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has breathed new life into an effort to declare Brooklyn native and Catholic activist Dorothy Day a saint.
US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the NHL lockout is hurting business in downtown Buffalo, and she wants the federal Small Business Administration to help.
Albany County DA David Soares’ office — which stoked controversy when it announced it would not prosecute peaceful Occupy Albany protesters last year — could be held in contempt of court if it doesn’t move ahead with a case against a protester arrested in June, a city judge ruled.
Bill Hammond compares President Lincoln’s wheeling and dealing to get the 13th Amendment passed to Cuomo’s similar actions to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.
NYRA officials publicly called third-quarter performance “very good,” but held onto a long-held position that their financial data is confidential.
Snow is in the forecast.
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