Wednesday, January 11, 2012



* The federal government sharply criticized New York's oversight of the developmentally disabled in a new report, and raised questions about whether the Cuomo administration has gone far enough to correct the problem, the New York Times reports:

* Bronx Surrogate Court Judge Lee Holtzman is fighting for his career amid charges that he allowed staff to charge excessive fees for estates handled under his watch, the Times writes:

* Cuomo's plan to built a full-scale casino in Queens has roiled gaming interests in Las Vegas, which have begun plotting to kill the plan, the Wall Street Journal reports:

* Council Speaker Christine Quinn may be forced to choose between paid sick leave and living wage, two different bills cherished by labor advocates, the Post writes:

* New York City is lowering its expected rate of return for the city's five pension funds to 7 percent from 8 percent, which will add further strain to the city's already tight budget, the Post says:

* In a seismic shift, the MTA will begin entirely shutting down subway lines at night for repairs, the Times writes:

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