Good morning and happy Tuesday! It promises to be another business lobby day at the Capitol. Here's a look at what's happening today.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with nothing public planned.
At 9:30 a.m., lawmakers will hold a joint budget hearing on education. Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany.
At 10 a.m., Disability advocates, elected officials and directly impacted New Yorkers will rally on the Million Dollar Staircase at the State Capitol. Million Dollar Staircase, State Capitol, Albany.
At 10:30 a.m., the New York Student Aid Alliance hosts annual advocacy day for students, faculty, staff, legislators and policymakers to come together and support state funding for student aid and higher education. The Well, Legislative Office Building, Albany.
Also at 10:30 a.m., community advocates, wrongfully convicted people and elected officials will introduce a new bill on Tuesday that will provide additional opportunities for people to challenge their wrongful convictions in court. 1st Floor, Legislative Office Building, Albany.
At 10:45 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will highlight efforts to combat opioid addiction. Convention Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany.
At 11:30 a.m., lawmakers and a trauma surgeon will hold a press conference to call for the passage of legislation requiring passengers buckle up in the back seat. NYS Capitol, 4th Floor Lobby, 188 State Street, Albany.
Also at noon, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos will make an announcement at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, 965 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham.
Also at noon, Mayor de Blasio will sign legislation, Blue Room, City Hall, Albany.
At 12:30 p.m., The Protecting Modern Families Coalition, led by Family Equality, will host a Roundtable Discussion on Surrogacy. The roundtable will be moderated by Andy Cohen and Michelle Buteau. Concourse – Meeting Room 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany.
At 1 p.m., the Medicaid Redesign Team will meet, Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle Street, Albany.
Also at 1 p.m., lawmakers, advocates, and homeowners will call on state lawmakers to dedicate $20 million in support of the critical Homeowner Protection Program. Million Dollar Staircase, New York State Capitol, Albany.
At 2:30 p.m., Lt. Gov. Hochul will deliver remarks at the NYS Association of Realtors Business Meeting, The Desmond, King Street Ballroom, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany.