Elsewhere: Shinnecocks Recognized, DiNapoli’s ‘Political Acrobatics’

Governor Paterson is submitting some budget bills ahead of next week’s emergency extender.

John Sampson says there is “substantial progress” on the budget.

The federal government officially recognizes the Southampton-based Shinnecock Indian tribe.

This could mean a new casino.

Eric Dinallo will not be signing Cuomo’s pledge circulated to candidates, with a spokesman saying “The AG’s office must remain separate from the governor’s.”

Tom DiNapoli was for pension fund borrowing before he was against it, Danny Hakim writes, performing “political acrobatics.”

David Seifman writes that ex-Wachovia CEO is the “leading contender” to be the next deputy mayor for economic development.

The city’s Department of Health will now grade restaurants with on a scale from A to C.

Microstamping lobbyists need Republican votes.

George Pataki wants to debate Tom Daschle over “ObamaCare.”

Kerry Kennedy called Pedro Espada Jr. a “stand-up guy.”

Robert Duffy will join Stuart Appelbaum to visit striking workers at a Mott’s plant.

Richard Brodsky is going after Google.

Andrew Cuomo found another charity he believes is a scam.

Joel Klein’s press secretary, David Cantor, is headed to the private sector.

Murray Weiss is leaving the Post.

Leroy Comrie thinks Atlantic Yards and Ground Zero should have come before the Council.

Super-high speed rail centered in Albany could generate $1.1 billion a year in new wages.

The NYS Senate has an iPhone app and an Android app. And they’re free!

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