Here And Now
President Obama’s second inaugural takes place today at 11am. We will have live coverage of the event on YNN and NY1 starting at 10:30am. Politico.com has a good guide to today’s events.
It is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Most government offices are closed, and there are several events planned throughout the state. The official New York ceremony gets underway at 10am this morning at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
At 11AM, Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a Community Interfaith Celebration at Trinity Baptist Church in the Bronx.
Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.
To the headlines now.
Cuomo is also lining up pro-business interests that support a minimum wage increase as heads into the session.
Fred Dicker reports that many owners of assault rifles are going to boycott the mandatory registering of their weapons as part of the NY SAFE Law passed last week.
The gun bill was a first test for the new Senate coalition, but many hurdles remain.
Buffalo area Republican Mark Grisanti is facing a backlash from his constituents after he voted for the bill. The only upstate Republican to do so.
Ken Lovett remarks that the gun lobby “had its silencer on” last week when lawmakers passed the bill.
The DN’s Mike Lupica calls Gov. Cuomo the “most effective political leader in the country” as he praises him for leading the way on gun control.
Auburn Citizen suggests a Governor with presidential aspirations could be a good thing for NY, and it could be a bad thing as well.
VP Joe Biden’s 2016 aspirations are on the rise after a productive few months.
President Obama is expected to strike an optimistic tone in his inaugural address today.
Speech may have a similar tone to his address four years ago, because he faces many of the same challenges.
WNY Democrats say they are equally as excited for Pres. Obama’s 2nd inauguration even though it is a more low-key event than 4 years ago.
Obama’s daughters still can’t use Facebook.
One of the first post inauguration issues on the President’s plate will be a budget deal.
NY Sen. Chuck Schumer says the Senate will pass one this year for the first time since 2009.
Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nita Lowey wants earmarks returned to members of Congress.
Troubled Assemblyman Vito Lopez has raised little campaign cash since his sexual harrassment case broke.
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