Thursday, May 10, 2012



* State Sen. Jim Alesi, a Monroe County Republican who was one of the key votes for same-sex marriage, announced that he would not be running for re-election this year, Capital Tonight reports:

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo set a June deadline to overhaul the state's safety net for the disabled, making it a key priority during the rest of this session, and lawmakers are optimistic on meeting the deadline, the Times Union writes:

* Ray Kelly would lose to Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio and Scott Stringer in head-to-head matchups in the 2013 mayoral race, a Quinnipiac University poll finds, due to a huge Democratic enrollment advantage, the Post reports:

* New York City Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson Jr. Is leaving his job as chairman at the Battery Park City Authority on Friday to focus on his campaign for 2013, the New York Times writes:

* Ultra-Orthodox Jews are not to report sexual child abuse to the police unless cleared by a rabbi, and those who do are often shunned and targeted for turning in fellow Jews, the Times reports:

* Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the only likely mayoral candidate with a dedicated band of opponents, who protest her ties to the mayor and her use of discretionary funds, the Wall Street Journal notes:


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