Morning Read: Cutbacks

Michael Bloomberg spares 892 police jobs, but may lay off 6,700 teachers and 5,000 other employees and close 75 senior centers.

Bloomberg won’t propose new taxes.

The Education Department wants $5 million a year to recruit more teachers.

The city has also seen a 20 percent spike in murders in the first four months of 2010 as compared to last year, according to NYPD statistics.”

Teachers Union president says the city has to get more funding from Albany.

Javier Hernandez looks at 2013: Quinn and de Blasio.

Fernanda Santos: “If I make City Hall happy all the time then I’m not really doing my job, I think.”

Headline: “Redistricting reform rejected.”

New York’s legislative leaders refused Wednesday to back a proposal to end what critics call gerrymandering.”

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the presumptive Democratic candidate for governor, was the only statewide leader not to attend. A spokesman said he had a scheduling conflict.”

A cop secretly recorded other cops in Bed-Stuy.

Peter Vallone has concerns about fudged crime stats.

EMILY’s List backs Kathleen Rice, which hurts two would-be candidates, Denise O’Donnell and Liz Holtman.

George Pataki reportedly said he knows Rick Lazio can’t win. Pataki spokesman denies.

The Times says don’t believe Malcolm Smith’s promise to redistrict fairly.

Albor Ruiz is waiting for Steve Levy’s return to NYC.

Haley Barbour “appeared to contradict recent statements from Steve Levy.”

Republicans don’t want to talk about Joe Bruno.

Union boss Danny Donohue tries going national.

Meet the 29-year-old GOP county boss.

The Post says Kirsten Gillibrand’s husband did the same thing as Goldman Sachs.

The Post welcomes Christine Quinn’s new web site.

El Diario says: close the gun show loophole.

The Daily News isn’t keen on David Paterson’s immigration panels.

Chuck Schumer wants federal money to protect New York.

Errol Louis gushes over Cy Vance’s anti-corruption bill.

Times Union: “What New York needs is the more narrowly written and tightly focused law that Mr. Vance and his legislative allies are advocating.”

Dominic Carter says “[Bill] Perkins is not someone to sleep on.”

John Catsimatidis hosts Yoko Ono and Michael Douglas.

Harold Ford Jr. doesn’t want to be photographed with a drink in his hand because: “I’m a politician.”

And here’s Ray Kelly on Charlie Rose.