Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
LG Bob Duffy will be out and about (weather permitting, I assume) in Western NY.
At 10 a.m., he’ll attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility. Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St., Buffalo.
At 11:30 a.m., he’ll join Citibank representatives to make an announcement. CrossPoint Business Park, 540 CrossPoint Parkway, Getzville.
After sitting through an angry and crowded public hearing yesterday, SUNY Board of Trustees members will vote today on the fate of the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. State University College of Optometry, 8:30 a.m., 33 W. 42nd St., 18th Floor, Manhattan.
SEIU 1199 members (nurses, caregivers) will join community members in speaking out against the closure of LICH before the vote.
Anti-fracking advocates plan to demonstrate outside Cuomo’s NYC office at noon. 633 Third Avenue (between 40th and 41st streets), Manhattan.
At 10:30 a.m., the Assembly Health Committee holds a hearing on “The Brooklyn Health Care Crisis”, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.
It’s National Girl Scout Cookie Day!
NEMO IS COMING!!!
Snowpocalypse. Snowmageddon. Call it whatever you want. Here’s what we know: We’re going to get the white stuff – most likely quite a bit of it. And that will dominate the news cycle for the next 24 hours.
The forecast now calls for up to three feet – THREE FEET! – of snow in some parts of Massachusetts.
Many schools are already pre-emptively closed.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked nonessential state employees to stay home today in advance of the coming blizzard.
Ditto, says Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
In New York, the State Emergency Operations Center will be activated at noon today to monitor the storm and to coordinate response efforts.
In other news…
AG Eric Schneiderman this week subpoenaed Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and formally requested information from Moody’s Investors Service, and Fitch Ratings to examine ratings they issued in the run-up to the financial crisis.
Mayor Bloomberg,”an Anglophile with a taste for English Regency style,” is building his own mini British empire.
Gatemouth, who broke the “Lena Dunham might not have voted in 2012″ story, isn’t sure he believes her claim that she did indeed vote via affidavit ballot.
Tom Kaplan writes: “Assemblyman William F. Boyland Jr. has run afoul of the authorities to an extent that is unusual even for the caldron of scandal that is New York’s capital.”
Boyland improperly claimed reimbursement for travel to Albany more than 600 times over several years and must repay the state $67,497, according to a state comptroller’s audit conducted at the Albany County DA’s request.
Ex-GOP Sen. Steve Saland’s son, Jeremy, writes of his father’s political “courage,” which likely cost him his seat in 2012.
There appears to be a lot of room for compromise on raising the minimum wage.
The DN thinks LICH should close to help assuage SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s money woes.
Pro-drilling advocates hope the film “FrackNation” serves as an antidote to Josh Fox’s “Gasland.”
IDC member Dave Valesky says he’s willing to postpone a vote on the Reproductive Health Act to avoid seeing other parts of Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality Act being “held hostage” to the abortion debate.
Bob McManus accuses Cuomo of launching a “personal and vicious” attack against “the hapless, harmless, endlessly affable” state GOP Chairman Ed Cox.
The TU takes the state to task for failing to commit ASAP to mandatory boat cleaning in Lake George to curb the spread of invasive species.
A federal probe linked to Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis is targeting more than just the disaster relief fund Davis set up aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Journal News reports.
A bipartisan quartet of senators, including two National Rifle Association members and two with “F” ratings from the potent firearms lobby, (Sen. Chuck Schumer is among them), are quietly trying to find a compromise on expanding the requirement for gun-sale background checks.
Right back ‘atcha gov: Before the Seneca Nation of Indians pays even part of the $572 million it owes the state and local governments in casino revenue-sharing money, it wants the Cuomo administration to make several concessions, including giving it casino development rights in downtown Rochester.
Feminist Gloria Steinem supported Hillary Clinton in 2008, but didn’t really think a woman could win the White House that year. She believes 2016 could be different.
Telling supporters “we’re not done, not by a long-shot,” Brooklyn DA Charles “Joe” Hynes announced his campaign for a seventh term. He has two challengers this year, both of whom raised more cash than he did in the last filing.
The NY Post thinks the “sun will probably burn out” before Cuomo makes a decision on fracking, adding: “Then again, that’s his game plan.”
The NYT backs Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s call for an overhaul of New York’s bail system.
Stephen Goldsmith, a former Bloomberg administration deputy mayor who resigned in 2011 after being arrested on a domestic violence complaint, has filed for divorce from his wife of 24 years.
A surrender date has yet to be set for GOP consultant John Haggerty, whose conviction on charges related to the theft of $1.1 million from Bloomberg during the 2009 campaign was upheld by a panel of appellate judges.
Ninety-nine days after it was evacuated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Bellevue Hospital Center fully reopened yesterday.
Two former elected officials felled by sex-related scandals – ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner – crossed paths over dinner and engaged in a public “bro hug.”
A report issued by the state Department of Financial Services highlights the importance of New York’s dwindling number of smaller community banks.
Yikes. Bad news for me and my fellow gym rats.
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