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A.M. Roundup: Nixon will get main endorsement for governor

Good morning. Cynthia Nixon had herself fairly the weekend, securing the endorsement of the Working Households Occasion, which backed Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his 2014 re-election bid. (TU)

If Nixon secures the WFP nomination, New York voters will see her title on the November poll whatever the end result of a possible main in opposition to Cuomo, who determined to not search its poll line on Friday. (TU)

A number of unions who noticed the Nixon endorsement coming withdrew from the WFP, however that didn’t cease individuals, together with Nixon, from reacting to it. United Federation of Lecturers President Michael Mulgrew doesn’t imagine the WFP  “nonetheless represents the voices of labor and dealing individuals in New York.” (NYT/TU)

Ernie County Republican Chairman Nicholas Langworthy’s opinion suggests the endorsement can imply extra to voters than Mulgrew thinks it is going to come the autumn. (Buffalo Information)

Zephyr Teachout, a former Cuomo challenger who’s now working for Nixon, is arguing that Cuomo has a historical past of damaged guarantees. (TU)

A brand new union group – “Labor for Cynthia Nixon” – was fashioned shortly earlier than the WFP endorsement and launched an announcement slamming Cuomo’s labor document. (TU)

Nixon, herself, bashed Cuomo on Friday, calling him a “company Democrat” at a gathering of the Progressive Change Marketing campaign Committee. (DN)

Her criticisms of Cuomo might find yourself being uncomfortable to Mayor Invoice de Blasio who, like Cuomo, is making an attempt to color himself as a progressive chief. (Politico)

Bernie Sanders’ views align with Nixon’s, however the Vermont senator possible gained’t publicly assist Nixon for workplace. (DN)

Right here’s the remainder of your roundup:

Assemblyman Frank Skartados died after being hospitalized with a severe sickness. Skartados moved to america at age 14 from Greece, attended SUNY New Paltz whereas working on the New York Army Academy and have become identified for championing the widespread individual’s rights. (TU/Poughkeepsie Journal)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro will file a set of complaints with the state ethics panel, calling for an investigation into whether or not Cuomo violated Public Officer Regulation in connection to Joe Percoco’s use of his Govt Chamber workplace telephone. (TU)

Editorial: For New York’s corruption drawback to get solved, voters need to demand a robust ethics watchdog. (TU)

The governor’s workplace launched 259 particular person vetoes for the appropriation finances payments. (TU)

The state finances would require faculty districts to submit info outlining how they’ll distribute assist to their colleges, however some inside the schooling neighborhood assume it’s a distraction. (C&S)

Rep. Paul Tonko grilled Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the duty the social media community has to maintain its customers’ info secure. (TU)

Albany lawmakers are hoping to make offering faux references and mendacity on purposes for little one care jobs a felony after a nanny who was charged with murdering two kids misled a pair with false info. (DN)

David Buckel, a distinguished civil rights lawyer, set himself on hearth and died in New York’s Prospect Park to protest world air pollution. (WP)

As extra individuals grow to be conscious of the opioid disaster, little has been down to cease meth from ruining the lives of many upstate New Yorkers. (TU/Watertown Every day Instances)

Following a three-year organizing effort, nurses at Albany Medical Middle have voted to just accept illustration by the New York State Nurses Affiliation. (TU)

The New York State Senate has been ordered to disclose its printed guidelines for taxpayer-funded mailers inside a 30-day interval. (TU)

Have a state-related information tip for the Instances Union’s Capitol Bureau? Please contact Brendan J. Lyons, State Editor, at 518-454-5547 or Blyons@timesunion.com.

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