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Happening Today: Impeachment Trial, NY State Budget, Rutgers President, Restaurant Week

Here's what to know for Tuesday, January 21

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Impeachment Trial Takes Off

Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified “upper chamber," home of Congress' cooler heads and lofty rhetoric. But as a court of President Donald Trump's impeachment, the Senate beginning Tuesday might seem more like the economy cabin of an oversold flight on an especially tense, mandatory work trip. Rock star legal teams will cram the airy well of the chamber just a few feet from each other and Chief Justice John Roberts. Four television screens will take up rarified space, staff will snap up seats near the wall, and a podium will stand at the center aisle.

Gov. Cuomo Faces Tuesday Deadline to Release State Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a Tuesday deadline to release a budget proposal expected to address a looming $6 billion deficit fueled by soaring Medicaid costs. Advocacy groups from across the state are hoping for increased spending on schools, mental health programs, anti-poverty efforts, substance abuse prevention, environmental protection and infrastructure projects. But the Democratic governor has warned of a tough budgetary season and says he won’t support new taxes to help close a budgetary gap. His proposal will cover the next state budget, starting April 1.

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers University is expected to announce Dr. Jonathan Holloway, the Provost of Northwestern University, as its new president, making him the school's first black president. Holloway will be named president Tuesday, pending formal approval by the university's Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, NBC New York has learned. The boards are expected to vote on "the appointment of an executive-level" member during a 9 a.m. meeting, according to University spokesperson Dory Devlin.

NYC Winter Restaurant Week Kicks Off

An event held twice a year, New York City Restaurant Week offers prix fixe lunches and dinners at some of New York City’s finest restaurants for a fraction of the usual price. Struggling on figuring out where to go? Click here to see the five restaurants that you must consider when trying to decide where to book a reservation.

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