Feds looking into health care company that's been a large donor to Cuomo campaign, Troy seawall repair, New York eyes sports betting, Poor People's Campaign protest

Today is school budget, school board, and library budget voting day. Don't know where to vote? Check with your school board's website.

Crystal Run investigation
"People with knowledge of the matter" tell the Times Union that federal prosecutors are investigating Crystal Run Healthcare, a Hudson Valley medical group that's received in more than $25 million in state grants and Chris Bragg reports that "at least some of the grand jury activity is apparently focused on the campaign donations to [Andrew] Cuomo." [TU]

Replacing Schneiderman
+ A state legislature screening committee will start interviewing candidates today to serve out the rest of Eric Schneiderman's current term as state attorney general. [TU]
+ "A person familiar with his thinking" tells Bloomberg that Preet Bharara is considering a run for AG in the fall as an independent. [Bloomberg]
+ Chris Churchill says Preet Bharara should be the next AG, "but an independent AG is not what the state's political leaders want, not by a long shot. " [TU]
+ Lead (lede) of the day, from Bill Mahoney: "Not long after she finished unifying England and Scotland, Queen Anne made a decision that would bedevil Gov. Andrew Cuomo more than three centuries later." [Politico NY]

Troy seawall
Chuck Schumer was in Troy Monday to announce that FEMA is putting up $14.2 million toward the reconstruction of the seawall along the Hudson River in downtown Troy. The city says the all-in cost of the project -- including design and construction -- is $24 million. The wall has been in need of repairs for years and its potential failure, during an event like a large flood, would also threaten a major sewer line. [Chuck Schumer office] [TU] [Troy Record]


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New York and sports betting
+ New York State officials are sorting through the process for opening up sports betting in the state after Monday's Supreme Court ruling. [TU]
+ The operator of the Schenectady casino says it will start sports betting as soon as its allowed. [Daily Gazette]
+ Sara Foss is not a fan: "Odds, betting lines and spreads are not something I want to hear about while I'm watching a game." [Daily Gazette]

Albany County tobacco in pharmacies ban
The Albany County Legislature passed a bill that would ban the sale of tobacco in pharmacies or stores that include pharmacies. [TU]

Protest stops traffic in Albany
A protest for the Poor People's Campaign blocked traffic at Washington Ave and Swan Street in Albany during rush hour Monday. [TU]

SUNY Poly's research and economic development arms are being organized under a former IBM and GlobalFoundries exec -- but what about its academic side? [TU]

Schenectady City Council criticism
Public speakers at Monday's Schenectady City Council meeting criticized the new rules for public speakers. [Daily Gazette]

Albany dry cleaning site cleanup
A former dry cleaner site on Washington Ave near Ontario Street in Albany is set for a cleanup that will involve removing dump trucks of dirt. [TU]

The town of Milton is now offering the Boy Scouts $20k to extend the deadline for buying the Boyhaven land. [Daily Gazette]

New UAlbany women's basketball coach
Colleen Mullen -- an assistant at West Point -- will be the next head coach of the UAlbany's women's basketball team. [TU]

Today's moment of Kiefer
Kiefer Sutherland at the Pearl Street Pub, listening to some music. [TU]

Stuff going on today

The Women of the Schuyler Mansion
Tuesday: The Schuyler Mansion opens for the season this week, and the historic site's Jess Serflippi will be talking about the daughters of Philip Schuyler. "The 'Schuyler Sisters' have been causing quite a stir in the Broadway musical Hamilton: An American Musical, but did you know that there were really five Schuyler sisters? Jess Serflippi, Schuyler Mansion Site Interpreter, will present an in depth look at the history of the Schuyler women, their daily lives, and the impact they had in shaping their family's history." Tuesday 5:30 pm -- free

"Healthcare at the tipping point"
Tuesday: The Bethany Presbyterian Church in Menands will be hosting a screening of the documentary Fix It: Healthcare At The Tipping. Local doctor David Ray -- chair of the Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare and the Physicians for a National Health Program Capital District -- will be leading a discussion following the screening. Tuesday 7 pm

Nitty Gritty
Tuesday: The Nitty Gritty poetry slam series is back at the Low Beat. 7 pm

Urban Watercolors & Cosmos
Tuesday: The Social Media series at the Arts Center of the Capital Region has a "Urban Watercolors & Cosmos" evening. "Take painting out into the world. Sit in monument square and enjoy the metropolis that is Troy while learning how to paint this vibrant city with watercolor paints." Tuesday 5:30 pm -- $40

Music: Magic Giant at The Hollow
Indie folk rock/pop. 9 pm -- $12 ahead / $15 day of

Music: Rochmon Record Club: The Doors' "The Doors" at Caffe Lena
"A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party is meant to inform and deepen our understanding of the history of the individual performers, and the songs and the stories that went into the making each carefully selected iconic album." 7 pm -- $8

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