Morning Read: Weiner’s Answers, Quinn’s Cuts, Cuomo’s Legislation


thursday weiner Morning Read: Weiners Answers, Quinns Cuts, Cuomos Legislation

(from newseum.org)

Anthony Weiner: Hasn’t lost his humor. [Ray Hernandez / NY Times]

Anthony Weiner: He “has to know if a picture like that was ever taken of him.” [Henry Biodget / Business Insider]

Anthony Weiner: Mom of girl who received the pic wants Weiner to “make all this go away.” [Reuben Fenton and Jeane MacIntosh / NY Post]

Anthony Weiner: Asked by editors if he possessed “similar photos,” congressman responded, “I can’t answer a question that broad. I don’t know.” [NY Daily News]

Anthony Weiner: Columnist asks “How can a guy be so sure about big, complicated, issues such as national debt if he can’t be certain whether that’s a photo of his crotch?” [Michael Daly / NY Daily News]

Anthony Weiner: Journos say his answers “only raised more questions.” [NY Daily News]

Anthony Weiner: Losing credibility. [John Podhoretz / NY Post]

2013: “For the time being it casts a pallor on whether he can be a reasonable candidate for mayor,” said Hank Sheinkopf. [CBS New York]

2013: “I think it’s unlikely it has much of a long-term impact unless someone can demonstrate that he actually sent it,” said Columbia University professor, Steven Cohen. [Devlin Barrett / WSJ]

2013: He “isn’t remotely up to the ethical demands of the office he now holds — let alone those of the New York City mayoralty.” [NY Post]

Ethics Bill: Joint panel to oversee legislature and executive brach; will require sign-off from commissioner in same party as the accused; more financial disclosure. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Ethics Bill: “Still being discussed is a Senate GOP push to have the state compile a list of all law firms that have clients with state business, whether they employ a legislator or not.” [Ken Lovett / NY Daily News]

Contracts: DiNapoli holds up approval for $70 million contract Cuomo staff steered to union workers, who were not the lowest bidders. [Jacob Gershman / WSJ]

Secure Communities: Cuomo withdraws, citing implementation and impact; Danny Dromm relieved. [Sumathi Reddy / WSJ]

Polls: Republicans like Cuomo too. [Ken Lovett / NY Daily News]

Kathy Hochul: Sworn-in as congresswoman; “It was euphoric.” [Bill Theobald / Democratic and Chronicle]

Kathy Hochul: Seeking “common-sense solutions” with colleagues. [Jerry Zremski / Buffalo News]

NY26: Corwin aide involved in kerfuffle with Tea Party rival, resigned. [Robert McCarthy / Buffalo News]

Eric Massa: Former chief of staff sued by campaign committee to retrieve $40,000 it paid him in consulting fees. [Brian Tumulty / Democrat and Chronicle]

Tuition Hikes: Silver backs them for SUNY, but wants the money going to hire teachers, not balancing the state’s budget. [Tom Precious / Buffalo News]

Teacher Layoffs: City Council Speaker Quinn, and Finance Chairman Recchia, offer alternative cuts. [Fernanda Santos / NY Times]

Teach Layoffs: Preventing them is “top focus” for City Council, said Quinn. [Rachel Monahan / NY Daily News]

Teacher Layoffs: IBO expects more retirements, lessening the need for layoffs; Quinn opposition could be problematic for Bloomberg. [David Seifman / Yoav Gonen / NY Post]

Helicopters: Bloomberg doesn’t back ban on tourist flights over city. [Erin Durkin and Jake Pearson / NY Daily News]

Deutsche Bank: Prosecution rests its case. [Laura Italiano / NY Post]

Fracking: Editors unhappy with Schneiderman’s lawsuit. [NY Post]

Dan Donovan: Staten Island district attorney reports for jury duty. [Tom Wrobleski / SI Advance]

Free WiFi: In Dumbo. [Patrick McGeehan / NY Times]