Bloomberg says education pain is ‘worth it,’ and Catsimatidis loves everyones

Briefing: Rob Ryan, Catsimatidis and Eben Bronfman. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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2013

Fox News says Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is bullying the gun industry. [TV Eyes]

John Catsimatidis: "I have the temperament to be the mayor of New York because I love all people." [Jennifer Peltz]

Catsimatidis does not dress fancy. [Hunter Walker]

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He was rather unscripted. [Chris Bragg]

Catsimatidis wants to make sure people don't lose their "confidence" in New York City after Bloomberg leaves. [CBS]

City Hall / City Council

In presenting his last budget, Bloomberg said the rise in expenses "roughly mirrored our growth in tax revenues." [Henry Goldman]

Bloomberg is proposing to slash teacher jobs and after school programs. [Jill Colvin]

Bloomberg: "I am convinced the suffering we will go through will be worth it to get the best evaluation deal for our kids." [Ivan Pereira]

Albany

Cuomo's former aide defends his gun control bill in an op-ed upstate. [Steve Cohen]

The state's main gun lobbying group will sue Cuomo in state court over his gun control bill. [Nick Reisman]

Cuomo takes a mild jab at New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who doesn't support the governor's plan to let localities borrow against their future pension savings. [Ken Lovett]

Differing with Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said the legislature needs a leading role in citing where upstate casinos will be located. [Nick Reisman]

"Skleinos," Feb. 6. [Erik Engquist]

Washington

Bloomberg said Vice President Joe Biden has a "set of balls." [Maggie Haberman]

President Obama praised a bipartisan plan for immigration reform. [Mark Landler]

A Bloomberg target in Illinois says she's not too pro-gun. [CJ Lotz]

Freshman Democrat Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney was attacked by the NRCC for appearing in an ad for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's PAC. [Michael Johnson]