Mayoral control in Mulgrew’s crosshairs, and another former legislator pleads guilty

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Briefing: Iannuzzi, Mulgrew and Cuomo. (Paul Buckowski via timesunion.com)
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2013

That Christine Quinn cover photo, explained. [Erik Maza]

Bill de Blasio debated gun control with Fox News' Megyn Kelly. [Youtube]

Melissa Mark-Viverito said she won't endorse Quinn, to the cheers of the Jim Owles Democratic club. [Ross Barkan]

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Flashback: Viverito stated her opposition to Quinn back in November. [Juan Manuel Benitez]

Curtis Sliwa endorsed John Catsimatidis. [Colin Campbell]

A union backs one of Councilman Dan Halloran's Democratic challengers, Austin Shafran. [Celeste Katz]

City Hall / City Council

Michael Mulgrew, the head of the teachers union, will ask state legislators to end mayoral control. [Liz Benjamin]

Cuomo said if it's needed, he'll impose a teacher evaluation system in New York City. [AP]

Cuomo said he's still hopeful Bloomberg and the teachers union can strike a deal. [Yasmeen Khan]

Jumaane Williams: "[T]he only thing that's on [Bloomberg's] mind" is "destroying unions." [Jason Lewis]

Albany

Former state senator Shirley Huntley pleaded guilty to wire fraud. [Colin Campbell]

More than three casinos, upstate? [Nick Reisman]

"Andrew Cuomo's numbers fall after gun bill" [Katie Glueck]

Cuomo's aide, Mylan Denerstein, pushes back on the claim the governor's plan would allow late-term and partial-birth abortions. [Casey Seiler]

The New York League of Conservation Voters celebrates green lawmakers. [Nick Reisman]