Morning Read: Hill Harassment, 2013 Leaders, Meeks’ Mansion

Anthony Weiner and Christine Quinn start out with a big fundraising advantage for 2013.

Gov. Paterson has been handing out $100,000/year “patronage posts” at the Parole Board just as he prepares to leave office, according to the Daily News.

The house that Congressman Gregory Meeks bought thanks to a personal loan–a loan that has brought FBI scrutiny–is huge.

The Bloomberg administration is reviewing the city’s pension system to curb costly payouts.

The wine industry continues to push for wine in grocery stores.

Richard Brodsky and Bill Perkins get shout-outs from Atlantic Yards Report for their investigations into ESDC’s Job Development Authority

Congressional staffers who claim harassment from their employers are paid out close to $1 million annually.

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is investigating why OTB is paying an exec $1.5 million/year.

A lawsuit before the Supreme Court asks that the House of Representatives be doubled in size to insure even congressional districts.

Some lawmakers continue to hold out for a deal that will allow SUNY to set their own tuition rates.

Charter commissioners seem to favor rescinding the third term extension

A big cut in city funding for social services giant Agudath Israel could become a problem for David Greenfield

And Espada, defiant: