8:15 am Jul. 26, 2012
One day after a poll showed New York State voters overwhelmingly like Andrew Cuomo as governor, but don't necessarily think he'd make a good president, a Cuomo spokesman talks exclusively to the Wall Street Journal about an upcoming policy summit involving former Clinton White House officials that the governor is planning to hold shortly before the Democratic National Convention.
Ostensibly, the meeting is to craft ideas for the upcoming legislative year. (It should be noted that no similar policy summit was called in advance of either of Cuomo's first two legislative years.)
But the plan, and the story about it, also fits in well with Cuomo's public strategy during his first term: He's not overtly encouraging speculation about his presidential prospects—or concerning himself particularly with Barack Obama's, for that matter—while going about his business in a way that will surely invite it.
"Good Day New York" host Rosanna Scotto: "You need to suck up to Shelly Silver when you go to Albany." [Fox via Gothamist]
10:30 a.m. Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement inside the Data Center Building on the campus of the University of Rochester.
11 a.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a Q&A after opening the city's largest rooftop garden at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, at 63 Flushing Avenue and Clinton at Clinton Street, in Brooklyn.
1 p.m. Cuomo tours the laboratory at the Cooper Crouse-Hinds manufacturing facility, at Wolf Street and 7th North Street, in Syracuse.
7:30 p.m. Blomberg speaks at the Prospect Park Alliance Summer Soire, at the Prospect Park Boathouse, in Brookyn.
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"If George [Jefferson] were a real person, Obama would be trying to tax him even more than the huge chunk of his income he already pays." [Andrea Tantaros]
Mitt Romney says the shooter's guns were "illegal," which would make his position on guns to defend if it were true. [Alex Seitz-Wald]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn opens the door of her New Jersey vacation home to reporter and a photographer from the Times. No CIty Council member has ever visited the location. [David Chen]
Photo: Quinn, baking. [James Estrin]
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is suing the Bloomberg administration to find out how much money various agencies raised by issuing fines. Several agencies failed to respond to his earlier request. [Kate Taylor]
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer on why the Olympics should pay tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes murdered in Munich 40 years ago. [Daily News]
Cuomo has more campaign cash than any other governor in the country, and his spokesman said he's planning a policy forum shortly before the Democratic National Convention which may feature former Clinton White House officials. [Jacob Gershman]
Headline: "Hill tops Andy, NYers tell Poll" [Erik Kriss]
Governor Andrew Cuomo's prompting gets Con Ed and union leaders to meet about their lockout, which is going on its third week. [Eric Newcomer]
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver invested $2 million of campaign cash into the stock market. [Ken Lovett]
State Senate Minority Leader John Sampson's recent car crash cost the state $70,000. [Erik Kriss]
Thousands of students were blocked from graduating with their classmates in error. [Yoav Gonen and Lorena Mongelli]
Kameron Slade, the ten-year-old Rosedale student initially barred from reading his speech about same-sex marriage at school, read his speech to the City Council. [Aaron Edwards]
City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin wants the NYPD to release data on summonses they give to people using electric bicycles. [David Seifman]
The N.Y.U. expansion was approved 44-1. [David Seifman]
It was a raucous vote. [Joseph Berger]
More about the newly introduced legislation requiring the NYPD to investigate non-fatal vehicular crashes. [Erin Durkin]
"Gun-toting thugs seem to have been emboldened by the NYPD’s reduction in gun stops." [Michael Benjamin]
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