Quinn in Albany

ALBANY—City Council Speaker Christine Quinn spent her day in Albany lobbying legislators and the governor’s staff about the need to restore New York City’s municipal aid payment and education funding.
I caught Quinn meeting outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith with Angelo Aponte, secretary of the Senate. I asked Quinn how the meetings were going.
She said there was nothing she walked away from “really pessimistic about,”
Aides to Mayor Bloomberg – including Ed Skyler and Kevin Sheekey – have been in Albany to lobby, but Quinn said this was her first trip up to discuss the state budget.