Friday, June 15, 2012



* Three Republican candidates are vying to run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November, but few New Yorkers seem to be paying attention to the June 26 primary, the New York Times says:

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state teachers-union leaders have struck a deal that would only allow parents to see evaluations of their own children's current teachers at meetings with school principals. The governor has signaled that he will veto any bill that diverges from that plan, the Post says:

* New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been notably silent about the controversial Chelsea Market project in her district, which pits the business interests supporting her mayoral run against the activists who propelled Quinn to prominence, the Times reports:

* After funding cutbacks ended a New York City rental-assistance program called Advantage earlier this year, hundreds of recipients—most of them children—have returned to the homeless shelter system, the Wall Street Journal reports:

* A federal judge in Manhattan raised questions about aspects of the government's corruption case against New York City Councilman Larry Seabrook, saying the government's theory of how Seabrook received kickbacks from a non-profit was unclear, the Times writes:

* Rep. Eliot Engel took out a six-figure mortgage from a major campaign contributor rather than a bank, a move that would require clearance from the House Ethics committee:

* Civil Service Employees Association President Danny Donohue is eligible to receive three different pensions worth more than $130,000, the Post writes:



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