Thursday, January 12, 2012


LIVING WAGE ADVOCATES LIVID OVER KINGSBRIDGE DEAL: Supporters of the living wage bill, which would apply to development projects with upwards of $1 million in city subsidies, were furious with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s decision to strike a deal with Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the Kingsbridge Armory:


* Gov. Andrew Cuomo is unlikely to pursue a repeal of the Triborough Amendment this year as part of his mandate relief effort, the Wall Street Journal writes:

* A rift is beginning to form between Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, stemming from their disagreement over landing $700 million in federal education funding, the Daily News reports:

* After getting 20,000 public comments – more than state environmental officials have ever received on an issue – state officials are finalizing hydrofracking rules, the New York Times says:

* Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr's agreement to reopen the bidding at the vacant Kingsbridge Armory may be motivated by a desire to win backing from the business community for a possible run for public advocate, the New York Post writes:

* Senate Republicans are taking their no new taxes pledge to heart by rebuffing efforts of local county legislators – who typically have had sway over their local tax matters – to raise taxes, the Times Union says:

* The Bloomberg administration wants hydrofracking to be kept as much as seven miles from the city's upstate water pipeline, the News writes:

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