A compromise on the living wage bill–one that would insure that building service workers receive the salary bump–seems to be in the offing.
During the State of the City, Mike Bloomberg “seemed to relish diving into some of the most controversial subjects in the education world, including merit pay, teacher evaluations and a large increase in charter schools,” write David Chen and Anna Phillips.
Bob McManus sees the speech as a direct challenge to Andrew Cuomo and Shelly Silver.
Genting has hired an army of top lobbyists in the state to ease passage of legalized gambling, including Patricia Lynch, James Featherstonhaugh, Bradley Tusk and Jennifer Cunningham.
Julie Menin has hauled in more than $450,000 for a Manhattan BP run.
The city has some jurisdiction over the site where Cuomo wants to build a new convention center, and could slow his plans to develop there.
Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid reform plan could send more of the state’s poor and elderly to nursing homes.
Police shot a Brooklyn man who ventured outside in his pajamas to check on a possible break-in to his home.
Jim Dwyer tackles the question of how New York City can get enough energy if Indian Point closes.
The growth of Greek yogurt has been good for New York State, where two of the leading brands have their main production plants.
Business groups are concerned about the mayor’s push for a living wage.
And there was skepticism about the mayor’s plan for greater oversight of the NYPD, since the agency charged with oversight has a modest budget, no subpoena power and relies on the department’s good will for information.
NYPD Internal Affairs believe that a veteran officer has been moonlighting as a pimp.
John Liu’s staff saw a slight shake-up.
Republicans see an opening with the retirement of Suzi Oppenheimer.
The Times notes that Andrew Cuomo isn’t used to being called a “chicken,” as Rupert Murdoch did.
The Parks Dept is considering opening up more public parks to youth athletic teams for practice space.
Rudy Giuliani blasted Newt Gingrich for attacking Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital.
John Edwards is due back in court today.
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama could struggle to win over blue collar voters.
Gingrich is now hitting Romney for speaking French.
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