Monday, September 3, 2012



* Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver will announce the state's delegates on the floor of the Democratic National Convention despite his involvement in a sexual harassment scandal, but some want him to give up the honor, the Daily News reports:

* The leading candidate to replace Assemblyman Vito Lopez as Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman, Frank Seddio, vowed to unify the party, but progressives and some black and Latino party leaders are wary, the New York Times writes:

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo will maintain a low profile during his party's convention in Charlotte, skipping all but its last day and refusing to address national delegates despite his interest in a presidential run in 2016, the News writes:

* The state's Democrats are pondering how to be relevant nationally with their governor all but skipping the convention, its senators split among downtown hotels, and its speaker hobbled in a harassment scandal, the Albany Times Union reports:

* Unions are building a 65,000-member coalition, led by the Detectives Endowment Association's Michael Palladino and the Correction Officers Benevolent Association's Norman Seabrook, to elect the next mayor, the News reports:

* The state Department of Labor is investigating whether the company that manages Frontier Field paid its workers a living wage, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports:

* Department of Education officials say Harlem students are better off than they were a decade ago, but some parents complain that their schools are performing poorly even with the influx of charters, the Times writes:

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