Cuomo takes his budget-balancing talents (and his girlfriend) to South Beach
Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Miami Beach recently, dining at a restaurant called Juvia with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee.
When exactly is unclear, since it's just a "sighting" tucked into a Page Six item this morning, and never appeared on the daily schedules the governor's office emails to reporters.
Liz Benjamin makes a point of noting that the Legislative Correspondents Association wasn't notified, and wonders if Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy was left in charge.
It's an exception to the rule that Cuomo is a strictly stay-at-home governor, uninterested in enjoying life outside New York State, which has been another plank of his political profile.
But the complaints, at least so far, are mostly restricted to the press. Cuomo's popularity remains high and is unlikely to drop after another on-time budget.
The Miami excursion, presumably, will be accounted for in the secondary schedules (also sanitized) that the governor will release months from now.
Cuomo and Bloomberg get the congratulatory oversized check treatment, for "going Kosher" with a pork-less budget. [Ken Lovett]
Stay-at-home Governor Cuomo was in Miami recently having dinner. [Page Six]
Assemblyman Denny Farrell thinks Cuomo wanted the millionaire's tax all along. [Liz Benjamin]
The Port Authority hopes to save $41 million by eliminating bonuses for nonunion employees. [Ted Mann]
Assembly Jack McEneny, one of the leaders of this year's LATFOR process, is officially leaving, after 20 years in the Assembly. [Jimmy Vielkind]
A state health care plan doesn't have money for any new enrollees. [Laura Nahmias]
The secretary for former senator Pedro Espada implicates him, then backtracks. [Mosi Secret]
Mchael Gianaris is still holding out hope for a redistricting lawsuit, and to make Astoria whole again. [Rebecca Henely]
A conservative editorial page urges state lawmakers to go home. [New York Post]
“I don’t care what contracts you have, we’re going to make Libby Pataki tourism director.” [Erik Kriss]
John Liu's campaign aide Chung Seto looks like a "co-comptroller," based on FOILed emails. [Josh Margolin]
Councilman Dan Garodnick plans to run for comptroller, whether it's against Liu or not. [David Chen]
The Council overrode two of the mayor's vetoes yesterday and passed a prevailing wage bill, which "signaled the willingness of Speaker Christine Quinn to challenge one of her key allies." [Michael Howard Saul]
With oral arguments over, the press turns its attention to the potential political fallout. [Jeff Zeleny]
Democrats are determined to put a positive spin on it, even if it's struck down. [Amy Gardner]
Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor who helped design the Massachusetts and national plans, gets the profile treatment. [Catherine Rampell]
Chuck Schumer will help run the next presidential inauguration. [Associated Press]
A "makeout mystery" for upstate congressional candidate Matt Doheny, courtesy of Gawker. [Maureen O'Connor]
New video shows George Zimmerman arriving at the police station with no visible blood or bruises. [Channing Joseph]
Spike Lee tweeted the address of an old couple, thinking it was Zimmerman's. [Kevin Fasick and Chuck Bennett]