Elsewhere: Comptroller, Budgets, Nassau

 Elsewhere: Comptroller, Budgets, Nassau

John Catsimitidis raises expectations for Hillary Clinton’s fund-raising operation.

Chuck Bennett notes that Rep. Carolyn Maloney is praising the president’s budget for including lots of money for the Second Avenue subway.

Eliot Spitzer sent a letter today saying it would be a huge mistake for legislators to elect a legislator as comptroller.

The legislature is set to vote on this comptroller stuff tomorrow.

And by the way, Republican Majority Leader Joe Bruno likes Tom DiNapoli.

Amy Traub of DMIblog has a piece on what she says is the president’s “Quiet Plan to Kill Medicare.”

The Albany Project sees a conspiracy behind the Democrats’ efforts to win the seat in Nassau.

Harry Siegel goes behind the NYPD stop-and-frisk numbers reported in the New York Times.

Bill Hammond has more on the controversial imam who spoke at the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting.

Comedian Michael Showalter, who is raising money tonight for an anti-Atlantic Yards group, said “Clearly, we’re in a losing battle, short of shackling ourselves to the fence.”

You have six months to enjoy the presidential campaign of Mike Huckabee.

Urban Elephants has the official statement on the change in GOP leadership in Queens.

And pictured above is Eliot Spitzer and members of the Partnership for New York City at a press conference in midtown earlier today.

– Azi Paybarah