Morning Read: A Deal on Rent, A Question on Marriage

img 20110621 00025 Morning Read: A Deal on Rent, A Question on Marriage

Lawmakers pose for photographs Tuesday afternoon, in Albany. (photo credit: azi paybarah / obsever)

Outside Income: Lots of it, for Washington DC staffers. [Brody Mullins and Danny Yadron / WSJ]

2009: Sheekey knew about Weiner’s “kinky ways” and used it to get him out of 2009 race. [Page Six]

Opposition: Conservative Party chairman calling Republican State Senators. [AP]

Fear: Republican Alesi, “The longer things drag on in Albany — and this will be last vote if it’s taken — the more I worry about it.” [Joseph Spector / Democrat and Chronicle]

Marriage: “I don’t know how you stop a vote from happening,” said one Republican State Senator. [Tom Precious / Buffalo News]

Marriage: Libous says GOP to decide “over the next 24 to 48 hours” whether same-sex marriage gets voted on. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Rent Deal: “The rent deal appeared to fall well short of what many Democrats and tenant activists had hoped for.” [Thomas Kaplan and Nick Confessore / New York Times]

Rent Deal: However long rent regulations are renewed for, same goes for tax cap. [Joseph Spector / Democrat and Chronicle]

Rent Deal: 1,500 apartments a year could be prevented from deregulation under the deal. [Jacob Gershman and Eliot Brown / WSJ]

Rent Deal: This is not real rent reform — this is crumbs,” said one tenant advocate. [Glenn Blain and Ken Lovett / Daily News]

Rent Deal: Editors note rent protections extend to people making $200,000 annually, same income level thought would have triggered the millionaire’s tax. [NY Post]

City Budget: Tap into the mayors reserve fund. [Juan Gonzalez / Daily News]

Taxis: Why Bloomberg was more effective going through Albany, than the City Council. [Michael Grynbaum and Christine Haughney / New York Times]

Still Born: Legislature approves giving certificate of still birth. [Deborah Young / SI Advance]

Poughkeepsie: Democrat of the Year is Randall Johnson. [Poughkeepsie Journal]

Expats: Fellowship of Unassimilated Manhattanites in Exile who are stuck in DC, courtesy of Pia Catton. [Monica Hesse / Washington Post]