Interpretations of a Bloomberg-Quinn dance
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said mandating wages in the private sector is reminiscent of the way government used to operate and predicted it could have cataclysmic affects.
The Post called Bloomberg's veto of the legislation a "stunning rebuke" to the Council and it's speaker, Christine Quinn. The Times said Quinn's response was carefully crafted, saying the move was "disappointing" but "but declining to criticize him more sharply."
Governor Andrew Cuomo, on a slightly different issue, said raising the minimum wage "can create jobs" if it is an "intelligent increase."
Cuomo's argument not to talk about running for president is similar to the argument he used to avoid talking about running for governor when he was the attorney general. [Casey Seiler]
"Two decades ago, it was Gov. Mario M. Cuomo answering, or not answering, that question. On Wednesday, it was his son." [Thomas Kaplan]
Thompson is the only 2013 mayoral candidate not to disclose his tax returns when asked by the Post. [Sally Goldenberg]
"Thompson had a lot of interesting things to say." [Dee Richards]
Obama's top counterterrorism adviser "never approved of described press accounts of alleged NYPD surveillance," a White House official said. "[H]e wasn't referring to the NYPD surveillance." [Hannan Adely]
Cuomo said raising the minimum wage "can create jobs" if it's an "intelligent increase." [Erik Kriss]
An editorial board supports raising the minimum wage, but not enacting a living wage. [Daily News]
Bloomberg made lengthy remarks in opposition to the bill. [New York Post]
Bloomberg's veto of the prevailing wage bill is a "stunning rebuke" of the Council and Quinn. [David Seifman]
Quinn's response to the Bloomberg veto was "carefully worded", saying it was "'disappointing' but declining to criticize him more sharply." [Kate Taylor]
An editorial page criticizes Senate Dem staffer Paul Rivera's $50,000 raise, noting he is " better-paid, on an hour-by-hour basis, than Gov. Cuomo." [Daily News]
A special prosecutor is investigating the party, at the request of the Staten Island district attorney. [Shane Dixon Kavanaugh]
"[W]e should remind ourselves that closing schools is not a punishment," the city schools chancellor wrote in an op-ed. Tonight, the Panel for Education Policy will vote on shutting down more then two dozen schools. [Dennis Walcott]
The state attorney general wrote in an op-ed, "The reckless deregulation and irresponsible conduct that brought down the American economy must be systematically investigated." [Eric Schneiderman]
"One Web site, above all, is most frequently used to exploit children and advertise trafficked victims — that Web site is Backpage.com," said the Brooklyn district attorney. [Sally Goldenberg and Carl Campanile]
Bloomberg at the Citizens Housing and Planning Council's 75th anniversary luncheon. [Spencer T. Tucker]