A thin blue line between Michael Bloomberg and Christine Quinn

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Briefing: Bloomberg and Quinn. (Spencer T. Tucker via nyc.gov)
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This week, Christine Quinn put a significant-looking amount of distance between herself and her key political ally, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on policing.

She did this by endorsing a bill to create an inspector general's office for the NYPD, and by arguing that the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic, contrary to what the administration says, isn't a critical element of the city's crime-fighting efforts.

Yesterday, Bloomberg responded in kind, calling the inspector-general proposal "disastrous" and saying that it would lead to more crime and more deaths in New York City.

The New York Post put Quinn on the front page under the headline "JUDAS!"

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And New York magazine wondered if the split would lead Bloomberg to abandon his unofficial support of Quinn's mayoral bid.

There's at least one sign that this is yet another relatively controlled disagreement between the mayor and speaker, though. As NY1's Bobby Cuza pointed out, Bloomberg denounced the bill without mentioning Quinn by name.

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"Some taxes go up, some taxes go down." — Andrew Cuomo

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From Capital

Cuomo says the revision to his gun control bill isn't political. [Reid Pillifant]

Schumer is still searching for a pro-gun Republican partner. [Reid Pillifant]

Quinn questions the connection between stop-and-frisk and crime reduction. [Azi Paybarah]

Video of Bill Thompson's reaction to John Liu during a debate about stop-and-frisk, and a Bloomberg-Thompson conspiracy theory. [Azi Paybarah]

A 'paid sick time' poll and campaign video, aimed at Quinn. [Azi Paybarah]

"If Roger Ailes is just 'speaking for himself, who speaks for Zev Chafets?" [Joe Pompeo]

Events

"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is in Albany."

10 a.m. On Fred Dicker's show: union leader Greg Lancet on "Why we need fracking;" and Assemblyman Bill Nojay on Cuomo's gun control bill. [Talk1300] @FUD31 #fracking #NYsafe

10 a.m. On Brian Lehrer's show: Councilman Brad Lander discusses stop-and-frisk and the plan to create an Inspector General's office for the NYPD; reporters Nancy Solomon and John Mooney debate school reform in Newark, N.J. [WNYC] @BrianLehrer @BradLander #IGnow #StopAndFrisk @NancySolomon2 @JMooney22 #NJschools

10 a.m. Robert Walsh, commissioner of the Department of Small Businesses Services testifies at a New York City Council budget hearing, on the 14th Floor of 250 Broadway, Manhattan. @MathieuEugene @TishJames @CM_MargaretChin @PeterKoo2009 @AndyKingNYC @JulissaFerreras @BradLander @StephenLevin33 @MarkWeprin #NYCbuget

11 a.m. Seth Pinksy, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation testifies at a New York City Council budget hearing, on the 14th Floor of 250 Broadway, Manhattan. @NYCEDC @MathieuEugene @TishJames @JulissaFerreras @BradLander @StephenLevin33 @MarkWeprin #NYCbuget

11 a.m. Dennis Walcott, chancellor of the Department of Education, testifies at a New York City Council budget hearing, on the 16th Floor of 250 Broadway, Manhattan. @NYCschools @RJackson_NYC @DanGarodnick @JessLappin @FCabreraNY @CM_MargaretChin @Dromm25 @StephenLevin33 @cmDebiRose @MarkWeprin @Eric_Ulrich #NYCbudget

11 a.m. Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and families from Newtown, CT. discuss federal gun control laws, in the Blue Room of City Hall. It'll stream live at NYC.gov. @VP @MikeBloomberg #DemandAction

2 p.m. Dr. Thomas Farley, commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, testifies at a New York City Council budget hearing, on the 14th Floor of 250 Broadway, Manhattan. @NYChealthy @GaleABrewer @nycGreenfield @Dan_Halloran #NYCbudget

4:30 p.m. Moms Demand Action, Occupy The NRA, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, 1199 SEIU and others rally against gun violence, at the Adam Claytown Powell State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, Manhattan. @YettaKurland @MomsDemand @OccupyTheNRA @NYAGV1 @1199SEIU #DemandAction

7 p.m. There is a mayoral candidate's forum hosted by the Dominican Women's Coalition, at the Isabella Geriatric Center, 515 Audubon Avenue. @Quinn4NY @DeBlasioNYC @JohnLiu2013 @BillThompsonNYC #NYC2013

7 p.m. The Chelsea Reform Democratic Club has an endorsement meeting, at the Hudson Guild, Fulton Center, 119 Ninth Avenue, Manhattan. #NYC2013

7 p.m. On "The Road to City Hall:" a discussion about gun control, with Jackie Rowe Adams of Harlem Mothers SAVE, editor Michael Skolnik of Global Grind, student Allexcia Johnson of Students Taking Action Today, and Melvin Blackman of Burning House Project; director of the Democracy program at the AALDEF, Glenn Magpantay, discusses new findings about Asian-Americans and the 2012 elections. [NY1] @RoadToCityHall @MothersSaveNYC @MichaelSkolnik #DemandAction #NYsafe @GlennMagpantay #AsianVote

7:30 p.m. The Republican mayoral candidates debate at a forum hosted by the 92 Y and Obsever, at 1395 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan. @JoeLhota4Mayor @JCats2013 @McDonald4NYC #NYC2013

8:45 p.m. The Democratic mayoral candidates debate at a forum hosted by the 92 Y and Obsever, at 1395 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan. @Quinn4NY @BillThompsonNYC @DeBlasioNYC @JohnLiu2013 #NYC2013

2013

Quinn was booed by an LGBT crowd for not being more supportive of the "paid sick time" legislation. [Erin Durkin]

"De Blasio's NYC Mayoral Hopes Rest on Taxing Rich for Preschool" [Henry Goldman]

As Republican City Council members were endorsing Joe Lhota, Democrat Robert Jackson walked by and hugged him. [Ivan Pereira]

How the mayoral candidates are debating public safety. [Brigid Bergin]

Haberman, Powell, Siegel and Avlon discuss who should be the next mayor. [Jacob Kornbluh]

CityHall / City Council

Bloomberg said he'd veto a bill creating an inspector general's office for the NYPD, and said if it becomes law, it'll make the city less safe. [Carl Campanile and Dan Mangan]

Quinn said there was "no validity" to the claim that the bill would make New York City less safe. [Jennifer Peltz]

A "harsh rebuke from Mayor Bloomberg." [Tony Aiello]

Bloomberg: "Disastrous." [Alison Bowen]

"Bloombeg, Quinn at Odds Over NYPD Inspector General" [Chester Soria]

Despite the mayor's opposition to the bill, he never mentioned Quinn by name. [Bobby Cuza]

One editorial page strongly backs Bloomberg's opposition to the bill. [New York Post]

Albany

Cuomo said "This budget is very much a budget that is about creating jobs and cutting taxes." [Ken Lovett and Glenn Blain]

Cuomo is easing a key provision of his gun control bill. [Thomas Kaplan]

A deal on marijuana reform for New York City has not been reached yet. [Jon Campbell and Joseph Spector]

The Staten Island District Attorney should explain what's happening with his probe of Assemblyman Vito Lopez. [Staten Island Advance]

Washington

Bloomberg is the only donor to his super PAC. [Tarini Parti]

Federal grants to boost school security would be a "shamefully weak response to a deadly problem." [Newsday]

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