Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in the Bronx, delivering versions of his State of the State and budget addresses at Lehman College, Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Blvd., 11 a.m.
Two Cuomo cabinet members will also be delivering the governor’s message across the state today:
- Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner/CEO Darryl Towns will be Stony Brook University, Wang Center Chapel Circle Road, 11 a.m.
- Canal Corp. Director Brian Stratton will be at SUNY Cobleskill, State Route 7, 11:30 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer will outline how dollars from the recently passed Sandy aid bill will benefit New York, and the next steps that need to be taken; ABNY breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Conrad Hotel, Gallery Ballroom, 102 North End Ave., Manhattan.
GOP NYC mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis will be speaking about the newly extended deadline to fight assessments on hurricane damaged homes. Corner of Park Row and Chambers Street, Manhattan, 10 a.m.
Also at 10 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will be joined by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano to release a fiscal profile of the city of Yonkers, Mayor’s reception room, Yonkers City Hall, 40 S. Broadway.
At 11 a.m., Capital Region lawmakers call for education funding reform. LCA Room, LOB.
Also at 11 a.m., Rep. Dan Maffei kicks off a listening tour of Oswego County with a small business roundtable discussion. Lombardo’s Bridie Manor Restaurant
1830 Bridie Manor, Oswego.
AG Eric Schneiderman is still in Buffalo. At noon, he holds a public hearing on his proposed election disclosure requirements for charitable organizations registered with his office. Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.
Also at noon, the NYLCV joins its national counterpart to release the 2012 National Environmental Scorecard, revealing scores for the New York delegation in the second session of the 112th Congress. (Phone briefing).
The NYC Independence Party will vote on its 2013 endorsement (spoiler alert: it’s former Bronx BP Adolfo Carrion), at 6:00 p.m. at the Scholastic Auditorium, 577 Broadway, Manhattan.
Also at 6 p.m., the Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response is holding a hearing to solicit comments from the public in the North Country. ORDA, Edelweiss Room, 2nd floor, 2634 Main St., Lake Placid.
There’s no declared winner yet in yesterday’s 31st Council District special election. Donovan Richards, Sen. James Sanders’ ex chief of staff, is in the lead, but Pesach Osina, an Orthodox Jewish candidate, narrowly trails him.
Mayor Bloomberg’s claim that “no one is sleeping on the streets” in NYC caused a backlash, since it’s patently untrue.
Bloomberg and teachers union boss Randi Weingarten, who used to head the UFT, are going head-to-head again — this time in a high-stakes, bitter national fight over school reform in Los Angeles.
The NY Daily News sides with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner in her public battle with Cuomo over pension smoothing.
Sen. Tim Kennedy is pushing for carbon monoxide detectors in every college dormitory room, after several University at Buffalo students were sickened by a leak on the North Campus in Amherst this week.
NYC Councilwoman Jessica Lappin has called for the city to hire additional pest control aides to conduct a six-month remediation program, at no additional cost to property owners.
A Cuomo administration official confirmed to the AP that the governor’s 30-day budget amendments this week will propose establishing the state as arbitrator of the dispute between Bloomberg and the UFT.
Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. unveiled a proposal for an online registry of gun-law offenders that could be viewed and searched by the public.
In the wake of JCOPE’s release of a report on sexual harassment allegations lodged against him, Assemblyman Vito Lopez announced his health is failing.
Cuomo’s competitive education grant program isn’t working so well.
Crime in New York City’s largest parks rose 7 percent in 2012 compared with the previous year, a trend elected officials and advocates call troubling.
The Massachusetts GOP called on Rep. Edward Markey to cancel a fund-raiser hosted by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, saying it’s “disgusting” for him to “rub elbows with a man best known for his solicitation of prostitutes.”
Nine ways NJ Gov. Chris Christie isn’t Cuomo.
A new Q poll finds Christie has an approval rating of 74 percent, and a stunning 37 point lead over likely Democratic opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Christie says that he will quickly sign an Internet gambling bill if lawmakers make the changes he wants to the legislation.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says Hillary Clinton would “clear the field” in 2016, but if she doesn’t run, Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley would both be a “leading contender.”
Members of a state board overseeing Erie County’s finances told the county’s elected officials they will need to cooperate better to reduce $25 million in budget gaps predicted for the next four years.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, says he believes it’s “highly possible” that the next pope could come from a non-European country.
The Cuomo administration and the union representing more than 35,000 employees of the State University of New York say they have a tentative contract agreement.
Greene County lawmakers are the latest to vote in opposition to Cuomo’s SAFE Act.
St. Lawrence County gun owners are flocking to the clerk’s office to fill out paperwork that lets them exempt their personal data from FOIL requests.
Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to give a keynote address at the Omega Institute’s annual environmental conference Oct. 4 in Rhinebeck.
Long Island political consultant Michael Dawidziak reminds Cuomo of the contentious history at LIPA and warns him to tread carefully in his privatization push.
State and local lawmakers rallied in opposition to Cuomo’s plan to close the correctional facility in Beacon.
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