The Board of Regents meets in Monday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct 21, in Albany.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Rochester Business Alliance is holding a breakfast event on the state’s new Common Core education standards.

Also on Tues., Oct. 21, the Greater Binghamton Chamber holds its annual Labor & Employment Law Update.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Governor Cuomo and his Republican challenger Rob Astorino will participate in a televised debate in Buffalo. The debate will be broadcast statewide on the PBS network.

Also on Oct. 22, the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities will hold a public hearing in Ossining “to examine supports and services for individuals and families dealing with mental illness in New York State.”

The Public Service Commission (PSC) holds its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23.

Also on Oct. 23, the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership holds an election preview event, featuring Bob McCarthy of the Buffalo News and the Erie County Republican and Democratic party chairs.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) holds its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

On Thursday, Oct. 30, Democrat Eric Schneiderman and Republican John Cahill will participate in a live, televised statewide debate at Hilbert College in Hamburg, a suburb of Buffalo.