Wednesday, February 29, 2012


CUOMO STARTS SPEECH WITH SWIPE AT PATERSON AND SPITZER: Gov. Andrew Cuomo drew gasps, laughter and applause last night at the Citizens Budget Commission when he bragged that New York has gone 14 months without a governor admitting to major felonies:


* With his campaign treasurer facing fraud charges, New York City Comptroller John Liu is considering how to move forward with his run for mayor and faces speculation he may leave office, the Post reports:

* The state Office of Children and Family Services has quietly and persistently tried to limit public access to case reports on child deaths that show how government agencies responded to earlier abuse reports, the Times says:

* A series of new wind power projects in and around New York City raises the prospect of developing wind as a significant part of the region's power supply, the Times reports:

* Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is just beginning to review the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslim neighborhoods for any potential civil rights violations, the AP writes:

* Corrections union head Norman Seabrook used racial and ethnic slurs in a speech to Rikers Island officers that was secretly taped and posted online by a union nemesis, the Daily News reports:  

* The number of state workers earning more than the governor has grown to 1,252, a 26 percent rise over 2010, with SUNY's Alain Kaloyeros and SUNY Downstate's Dr. Antonio Alfonso earning the most, the Post says: 

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