A Council redistricting body finds its way

Briefing: De Blasio. (William Alatriste via flickr)
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Washington

Randy Florke, partner of congressman-elect Sean Patrick Maloney, will get a television show on A&E. [Liz Benjamin]

Albany

Novel analysis of Cuomo's presidential prospects, based on relative popularity among home-state Democrats. [Harry Enten]

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Details of a possible "coalition" arrangement in the State Senate are being ironed out. [Nick Reisman]

2013 / City Hall

The head of the New York City Districting Commission flip-flopped on whether his group had the power to redraw the proposed Council lines if they are not officially rejected by the Council. [Chris Bragg]

"[A]ll communication to the New York City Districting Commission" should be made public, according to a new bill introduced by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. [advocate.nyc.gov]

Referring to Councilman Erik Dilan's communication with the commission: "There was nothing transparent about it, for sure." [@SallyGold]

Bloomberg said he won't revise downward the tax collection the city will get, despite Hurricane Sandy's impact. [Laura Nahmias]

More on the mayor's dismissive comments about the notion of a fiscal cliff. [David Taintor]

A tour of the damage in Rockaway Beach. [Bob Hardt]

Anger from civic groups in Woodhaven and Jamaica over the proposed Council redistricting. [Domenick Rafter]

Councilman Domenic Recchia had a hard time telling Hurricane Sandy victims to be patient for a sewerage repair project to get started. [Will Bredderman]