While You Were Out…

Well, we made it through Day One of online life with no glitches or cyber-burps, thank the internet Goddess.

Here’s a few things that caught our eye as the day progressed…If you’re heading out, make sure to bring an umbrella, as it’s expected to storm – again.

While state lawmakers are struggling to land a deal on legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sought to revive her lagging 2020 bid by unveiling a plan to legalize the drug at the federal level, and said that doing so would be a “top priority” if she’s elected president.

Two votes could be all that is standing between recreational marijuana and passage in New York’s Senate, largely due to opposition from lawmakers in New York City’s suburbs.

Have you bought your Mega Millions ticket yet? The prize has climbed to half a billion dollars after no one won the $475 million jackpot last night. Like they say, you gotta be in it to win it.

One person who doesn’t need to concern herself with Mega Millions: Rihanna, who is the world’s richest female musician.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was “appalled” by reports of a threatening message posted on Facebook, calling for a mass shooting of Watertown’s LGBTQ community during Gay Pride activities.

City officials in Albany marked the third Henry Johnson Day to honor World War I hero Sgt. Henry Johnson on the 102nd anniversary of his enlistment.

While Capital District YMCA will be closing its doors to make way for the planned transformation of the North Albany Academy elementary school into a new middle school, the satellite library will remain.

After four days of at-times tumultuous deliberations, a jury convicted Luis Alfredo Monges Guevara of murder and burglary Wednesday in the killing of a man who was stabbed to death while Guevara and others burglarized his Troy apartment.

Talk about strange political bedfellows

The great donut – or is it doughnut? – shop debate rages on.

If you’re channel surfing tonight, maybe check this out.

Here’s the latest from the ongoing trial of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere, which is taking place in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Madonna is 60…SHE’S SIXTY!! Holy crap, we are old.

Heads-up for tomorrow: The state Senate Democrats will be announcing “regulation reforms designed to make traveling in limos safer and provide peace of mind for those who enlist the alternate form of transportation statewide.” (Room 124, state Capitol).

This comes following a hearing held last month on this issue after the deadly October 2018 Schoharie crash, which was also attended by families members of victims of a 2015 Long Island limo crash, who asked state lawmakers: What took you so long to act?

Have a great night, and be sure to check back tomorrow for more CivMix action.

Photo credit: Fred Coffey.

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