Thursday, January 5, 2012



* Cuomo joked in an interview with the New York Times about being in Iowa in four years for the next presidential caucuses, but noted he wouldn't be doing what he is doing now if he were thinking of running for president:

* Experts questioned whether Cuomo's plan to build a super-sized convention center in Queens would succeed, given the declining profitability of convention centers across the country, the Times says:

* Nonetheless, the Cuomo administration has already quietly inked an agreement for the convention center with Genting New York, the operator of the Aqueduct racino in Queens, the Daily News reports:

* Cuomo's speech, which called for billions of dollars of spending on infrastructure projects, was designed to bolster his support among the state's powerful but shrinking construction trades, the New York Post's Fred Dicker writes:

* Legislators responded optimistically to Cuomo's speech, even as they questioned the dollar amounts and his avoidance of certain intractable issues, the Times-Union reports:

* Despite his second federal indictment for corruption, Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. Says he plans to introduce 15 new bills in Albany starting next week, the Post says:

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