Tuesday, April 24, 2012



* New York is considering relinquishing oversight of developmental disability programs to an outside group, after the current oversight agency issued a report charging it could not effectively advocate for the disabled, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/I6hFQ0

* Consumers are paying more for healthcare because of insurers' switch to Medicare-based reimbursement, an unexpected consequence of a 2009 settlement brokered by then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/JSwCB1

* City Council Speaker Christine Quinn increased her lead in the Democratic primary to 32 percent in a NY1/Marist poll, the New York Post writes: http://nyp.st/IkSW8z

* U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing the embattled General Services Administration on its planned but delayed lease at 1 World Trade Center, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/I6Xwu9

* John McCain is trying to convince Mayor Michael Bloomberg to back Mitt Romney in the presidential race, the Post writes: http://nyp.st/IcIkWR

* A Daily News poll finds 46 percent of New Yorkers want Ray Kelly to run for mayor: http://nydn.us/HYi3wm

* State Sen. Jeff Klein is partnering with Dr. Mehmet Oz in a bid to outlaw psychedelic drugs available on the Internet, the Daily News writes: http://nydn.us/K4eTpu


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