Proponents of natural gas development will hold a rally today in Albany, calling on Gov. Cuomo to lift the moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the state.

Also starting today and continuing through Oct. 24, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is holding public hearings on the application for a 20-year extension of operating licenses for the Indian Point nuclear plant reactors in Westchester County.

Tomorrow (Oct. 16), Hofstra University will host the Presidential Debate at its Hempstead campus.

The New NY Education Reform Commission meets tomorrow in Manhattan, and again on Monday (Oct. 22) in Rochester.

The Metal Service Center Institute and its Buffalo Chapter will be holding a manufacturing summit, “Closing the Divide Between Jobs, Policy and Growth,” on Oct. 22.

Gov. Cuomo is expected to name the members of his Tax Reform and Fairness Commission, which was first announced in December 2011.  The new entity will “conduct a comprehensive and objective review of the State’s taxation policy, including corporate, sales and personal income taxation,” and, “consider ways to eliminate tax loopholes, promote administration efficiency and enhance tax collection and enforcement.”

The New York State MWB Forum to be held in Albany from Oct. 25 through 27. It is billed as the “largest statewide business opportunities event for Small Businesses, including Minority & Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs).”

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.