The members who say no to lulus

Briefing: Kelly, Bloomberg, Giuliani and Dinkins. (Spencer T. Tucker via flickr)
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2013

Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese said he can do a better budget than Bloomberg. [Paula Katinas]

Christine Quinn takes a hit for the City Council's "corrupt lulu system." "Stellar, as always" for refusing the payments are Dan Garodnick, Ydanis Rodriguez and Brad Lander. [Daily News]

Ed Koch

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Video of the full funeral service. [Celeste Katz]

One mourner remembers her dad saving Koch, who was choking on a piece of pork. [Henry Goldman]

"While Koch deserved a good deal of the credit for the recovery, he was immeasurably aided by larger outside factors." [E.J. McMahon]

Someone is selling the book "Ed Koch on Everything" which is signed "To Arthur." The seller says that's Arthur Sulzberger. [eBay]

City Hall / City Council

"Lawyers Seek Block for NYPD Muslim Surveillance Efforts" [NY1]

On video: Democratic district leader Lew Simon discusses how his office was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. [John Kenny]

Albany

Siena's poll showed a milder drop in Cuomo's approval rating than Quinnipiac's poll did. [Andrew Hawkins]

The state environmental commissioner got grilled at a hearing today. [Nick Reisman]

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's chief of staff, Neal Kwata, is leaving to start his own consultancy. [Danny Hakim]

Washington

A potential 2016 rival to Cuomo, Brian Schweitzer, got a warm introduction from an Oneida Indian Nation representative in Washington. [Liz Benjamin]

Hillary Clinton could beat Rick Perry in Texas, apparently. [Sarah Grady]

David Keene, president of the N.R.A., is coming to the New York Meeting on February 25. [@NYmeeting]

"Tell Hillary I said hello," Cuomo said to Bill Clinton. [Michael Barbaro]

"A Tribute to US Israel Alliance 'In Action'" in Washington later this month. [The Friedlander Group]

Media

The New York Post went in another direction. [@EricDKoch]