Morning Read: Bloomberg Drops Some Budget Goals, Mineola Pays Great

Michael Bloomberg is abandoning his plan to get public employees to start paying for their health coverage.
He’s also lowered the number of layoffs he’s seeking.
The plastic-bag tax looks like it’s going forward.
At least one person wants Bloomberg to Tweet updates about swine flu, like Arnold Schwarzenegger is doing.
Stabilized-rent hikes may not go up as much as they have before.
A Bloomberg pollster, Bernard Whitman, writes in Forbes that the marriage equality movement has picked up moment so quickly because, basically, more gays have came out of the closet.
Clyde Haberman says breaking up New York is hard to do.