Fracking, ‘the Voldemort of issues’

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Briefing: Cuomo and hurricane victim. (Cuomo via twitter)
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2013

"What's a pretty girl like you doing reading those?" said City Council candidate Ed Hartzog to a reporter who asked him about financial documents. [Victoria Bekiempis]

"I think she'd be a terrific mayor," Rep. Carolyn Maloney said of Christine Quinn, who she hosted at a Washington D.C. event. [Jill Colvin]

A reporter notes the timing of Randy Mastro's fund-raising for Bill Thompson, and Mastro landing a contract at the Battery Park City Authority, which was approved by a longtime Thompson aide. [Nathaniel Herz]

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"Winklevoss twins max out for Squadron." [Chris Bragg]

Instant runoff voting this year? [Andrew Hawkins]

City Council candidate Mark Levine was endorsed by 1199 SEIU. [Twitter]

City Hall / City Council

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not budging on the impasse with the teachers union. [CBS]

Micro-units. [Oshrat Carmiel]

A look inside. [Katie McDonough]

A sociology professor writes in Time that Bloomberg and Quinn are "wrong" for not supporting paid sick leave legislation. [Shamus Khan]

Somebody used Bloomberg's townhouse as a billboard. [Animal New York]

Albany

The outline of Cuomo's budget. [governor.ny.gov]

A more detailed version of Cuomo's budget. [publications.budget.ny.gov]

"OpenBudget"

Cuomo wants to spend $33 million to create a new gun owner registry. [Laura Nahmias and Lisa Fleisher]

The governor proposed closing the Bayview prison in Manahttan, which was vacated since Hurricane Sandy. [Joseph Spector]

Fracking "was again the Voldemort of issues." [Chris Smith]

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli was surprised to see one of his pension proposals in Cuomo's presentation. [Nick Reisman]

"Anything can be taken out of the budget," said Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos. [Nick Reisman]

A reporter makes a bris joke. [Ken Lovett]

Washington

NPR notices Bloomberg's advocacy on gun control. [Peter Overby]

Rep. Dan Maffei's first floor speech since winning back his old seat. [C-SPAN]

City

DNAInfo investigates compliance with education requirements at Orthodox schools in Brooklyn. [Sonja Sharp]