Michael Gianaris gets a promotion in Albany

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Briefing: Gianaris. (Gianaris via facebook)
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2013

Consultant Hank Sheinkopf may reunite with Bill Thompson for the mayor's race. [Chris Bragg]

John Liu's speech was entertaining. [Colin Campbell]

Joe Lhota has to appeal to more minorities than his former boss, Rudy Giuliani. Also, how strong is Bill de Blasio outside Manhattan? [Harry Enten]

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State Senator Liz Krueger endorsed fellow East Side Democrat, Councilwoman Jessica Lappin for Manhattan Borough President. [Celeste Katz]

Council candidate Yetta Kurland said she no longer owns a gun, but is still on record with the NYPD as having a permit. She also said, inaccurately, that Senator Chuck Schumer owns one too. [Lincoln Anderson]

Albany

Governor Andrew Cuomo's state of the state speech will be on January 9. [Nick Reisman]

The state's unemployment rate is 8.3 percent, down from 8.7 percent. [Nick Reisman]

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli wants Aetna to disclose which politicians they donate money to. [Jimmy Vilekind]

State Senator Michael Gianaris was appointed deputy leader of the Senate Democratic Conference, as expected. [Ken Lovett]

Washington

ABC's Jake Tapper is going to CNN. [David Ford]