Monday, January 23, 2012


CUOMO AND BLOOMBERG, TOGETHER AGAIN: In our new issue, City & State looks at how Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are repairing their relationship as they both try to reform education ( We also look at the cavalcade of Brooklyn political battles ( and talk with MTA chief Joe Lhota ( and NY1 host Errol Louis ( Those stories and the rest of our issue are on our website at

GREG MEEKS DECLARES WAR ON THE NEW YORK POST: Queens Rep. Greg Meeks says he's going to fight back against the Post this year for a series of negative stories he claims are hit jobs against him:


* Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is pushing for the legalization of gambling, included budget language to bar lawmakers, government staff and political party officials from having a stake in casinos, the Daily News reports:

* If the Legislature gets another on-time budget and pushes through a "substantive agenda," Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he'll back a pay raise for lawmakers, the Post's Fred Dicker reports:

* Sources tell the Post that Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are in close contact over pension reform and the teachers union, marking a thaw in their "icy relationship":

* Internet entrepreneur Marc Cenedella, a potential challenger to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, had a blog that included racy posts about women, sex and drugs, the New York Times reports:

* New York's Senate Republicans have a nearly 5-to-1 advantage over Democrats in campaign funds, which could help them protect their narrow majority, writes the Times Union:

* Crime has gone up in the Queens precinct where the Resorts World casino recently opened, though it's unclear whether there is any link, the Post reports:

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