Morning Read: Cuomo's 9/11 Plans

gillibrand aug16 2011 Morning Read: Cuomo's 9/11 Plans

Senator Gillibrand waiting to speak at the "After I Do" town hall forum in Manhattan last night hosted by State Senator Daniel Squadron. (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)

2012: Obama needs policy ideas to accompany his newfound anger at GOP. [New York Times]

2012: Two books — one subtitled “Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush” — on the way. [Kate Taylor / New York Times]

NY-9: Bloomberg not likely to endorse Turner, but the GOP candidate “hired Bottom Line Marketing Group, which handled direct mail targeting Orthodox Jews for Bloomberg’s successful 2005 re-election.” [Adam Dickter / Jewish Week]

Data: The New York Times – CBS News poll Bloomberg’s souring populating. [New York Times]

Gillibrand’s Challenger: Nassau Comptroller Margos attends Onondaga County GOP’s clambake later today. [John Mariani / Post-Standard]

9/11 Tribute: Cuomo wants to change tradition and, possibly, “address the gathering with substantive remarks.” [Jacob Gershman / WSJ]

Jobs: Cuomo signed bill requiring telephone betting centers be located in state. [James Odato / Times Union]

Jobs: 12 staffers at Committee on Public Integrity laid off as Cuomo signs Joint Committee on Public Ethics into law. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Taxes: “Mr. Buffett has also already sheltered the bulk of his fortune from federal taxes by putting them into a foundation that will give the money away.” [WSJ]

Headline: “Anti-Walmart activists, politicians need to recognize ordinary New Yorkers want retailer here” [Daily News]

Pensions: “Crazy” to ask more givebacks from CSEA members, says union president. [Glenn Blain / Daily News]

Dress Code: Councilman Weprin bill protect employees’ right to wear religious clothing; unclear if NYPD will permit Sikhs to wear “full turban”. [Michael Saul / WSJ]

Bike Lanes: City wins major lawsuit over opponents; “frivolous lawsuit” said Sadik-Khan. [Andrew Grossman / WSJ]

Toll Hikes: Possible compromise is $2 increase for “everyday commuters.” [Margolin, Fenton and Fermino / NY Post]

Toll Hikes: No voting member of the Port Authority attended hard-to-find meeting on Staten Island; boisterous union yells in favor of hikes. [Jillian Jorgensen and Michael Sedon / SI Advance]