City Council moves toward new regulations for cyclists, not the NYPD

Briefing: Bloomberg. (Edward Reed via nyc.gov)
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Congress

Wendy Long blames Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for New York not legalizing fracking. [Glenn Blain]

On fracking, Long said Andrew Cuomo is "in a lonely place and its Kirsten Gillibrand and her allies who are making it a lonely place." [Nick Reisman]

Albany

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Cuomo will not be stopped from rebuilding the Tappan Zee Bridge. [Jimmy Vielkind]

Cuomo's secretary, Larry Schwartz, said there won't be any tax-raising in Albany, so forget it. [Rick Karlin]

The New York State Legislature spent $102 million in six months, according to the Empire Center. [Nick Reisman]

NOW-NY and Common Cause-NY want more info about JCOPE's investigation into Assemblyman Vito Lopez's sexual harassment investigation. [Celeste Katz]

2013 / City Hall

Bloomberg would be "shocked" if Rudy Giuliani wanted to run for mayor again. [Colin Campbell]

The Nation's audio recording of a stop-and-frisk incident in Manhattan helped fuel the tensions at yesterday's Council hearing. [Matthew Vann]

There's no timetable for possibly passing the Community Safety Act. [Kristen Meriwether]

The city lost an appeal to challenge a federal ruling granting class-action status to lawsuit on behalf of several men saying they were wrongfully stopped and frisked by the NYPD. [C. Zawadi Morris]

The City Council passed several bills regulating commercial cyclists. [Henry Goldman]

Local

Curtis Sliwa will not disrupt Melinda Katz's candidacy. [Colin Campbell]