8:10 pm Mar. 22, 2012
Apparently, Andrew Cuomo and Michael Bloomberg have bonded over their mutual opposition to unions over pensions.
After two unions withdrew their financial support for an upcoming legislative conference, Cuomo and Bloomberg released a joint statement saying they'd provide more than enough money to make sure the event continues.
The unions were unhappy with the passage of a new, less generous pension plan for future public employees.
That spirit of cooperation was notably lacking between Cuomo and Bloomberg when it came to passing legislation related to livery cab and teacher evaluations. All they needed, apparently, was a common enemy.
Republicans are claiming victory. [Joseph Spector]
The Daily News leads with Williams' ties to the White House and notes he's done a poll. [Alison Gendar]
Flashback: No other Rangel challenger has conducted a poll. [Capital]
The Observer suggests Williams' fund-raising ability may be offset because "he lacks the ties to the district some of the other candidates posses." [David Freedlander]
Capital Tonight's headline mentions Clinton but not Obama. [Nick Reisman]
Cuomo's non-position on the Dream Act is hard to ignore, and to explain. [Rodrigo Camarena]
Cuomo and Bloomberg are donating $72,000 to run a legislative conference in Albany after unions unhappy with the new pension plan withdrew their support. [Thomas Kaplan]
A Times Union reporter waits to get a look at a look Cuomo's archived papers from his days as attorney general. [Jimmy Vielkind]
A spokesman said a spike in robberies in the 90th precinct was reduced thanks to the department's stop-and-frisk tactics. [Nayaba Arinde]
Gothamist does a freeze-frame of Chief of Department Joseph J. Esposito shoving an O.W.S. protester with his baton, cursing at him and telling him to "get on the sidewalk." [John Del Signore]
In the shadows. [Peter Souza]
Jack Lewis and Hillary Clinton. [Peter Souza]