Wednesday, January 18, 2012


HOSPITALS LOOKING TO BYPASS CUOMO'S NONPROFIT PAY CAP: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to cap non-profit executive compensation at $200000 may hit some New York hospital CEOs directly in the pocketbook – unless they can show good reasons for taking home their six and seven-figure salaries:

* New York City Comptroller John Liu's campaign donations have dropped almost half a million dollarsan index of how much a fundraising scandal has hurt his mayoral campaignthe New York Times reports:
* Cuomo's proposal to move some public employees into a 401(k)-style program may be a hard sell in Albanybut if passedNew York would become one of a dozen states that uses the modelthe Wall Street Journal writes:
* In an editorial board meeting with the New York PostMayor Michael Bloomberg claims the UFT doesn't care about losing potential education funds if a teacher evaluation system isn't implemented:
* Cuomo's teacher evaluation reforms and new pension tier would likely not have been proposed in the budget without former Gov. David Paterson's pioneering use of budget "extenders" to threaten government shutdownthe Times Union reports:
*Cuomo's plans include the creation of a new state gaming commission whose members he can appoint himselfthe Times Union writes:
*Muskrats and the Surf Clam/Ocean Quahog Management Advisory Boardone a nuisancethe other obsoleteare big losers in this year's budgetBuffalo News' Tom Precious writes:

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