Monday, February 18, 2013



* Gov. Cuomo plans to submit legislation this week that would authorize the state Education Department to impose a new teacher evaluation system on New York City, with Mayor Bloomberg and the teachers union still not close to a deal, the New York Post's Fred Dicker writes:

Cuomo suggested on Sunday that he might drop language increasing the minimum wage to $8.75 from his budget proposal to allow for further negotiation because Republican legislators say a minimum wage increase would hurt business, the Times-Union reports:

Mayoral hopeful Adolfo Carrion Jr. Tried to get his wife a judgeship but was rebuffed by Bronx Democrats just before he left the party to seek the Republican line in the 2013 mayor's race, the Post learns:

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson trashed his opponent Christine Quinn over her endorsement from the Mason Tenders District Council, who benefited from a bill she passed last year over reporting requirements, which Thompson opposed, the Post reports:

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