Morning Read: Cuomo for LGBT Equality; High Praise for Pension Reform; Police Arrested

Andrew Cuomo made a full-throated case for LGBT equality at last night’s Empire State Pride Agenda dinner.

The pension reform plan proposed by John Liu and Mike Bloomberg yesterday was hailed for being at the vanguard of municipal pension plans, and is modelled on similar plans in place at Harvard and Yale.

The agreement was a power giveaway from the Comptroller’s office.

If yesterday’s deal to re-jigger the city’s behemoth pension funds manages to limit City Comptroller John Liu’s access to them — even just a little – that alone will be a huge comfort to New Yorkers, The Post says.

The Daily News would have preferred to see something where the pension system was shifted to a 401(k) style plan.

NPR took a look at New York’s debate over extending the millionaire’s tax.

The Bloomberg administration is flirting with opening a second applied sciences campus in the city.

Ruben Wills paid $5,000 in restitution and must avoid additional criminal problems for six months to get a misdemeanor criminal charge in Nassau County dismissed, a judge ruled.

Tom Allon op-eds on why he supports Occupy Wall Street.

Shelly Silver predicted a growing budget gap, mainly due to a “bad economy” and higher-than-expected enrollment in Medicaid and other social services.

Top officials at the state’s largest teacher’s union helped themselves to big salary increases.

Eleven employees of the Long Island Rail Road were charged with falsely claiming to have disabling injuries. The fraudulent payouts could end up costing as much as $1 billion.

Fifteen police officers in the Bronx turned themselves in in a wide-ranging ticket-fixing scheme.

Nearly 100 of their fellow officies held a raucous rally to show their support for the officers.

The much-maligned Aqueduct Racino will open today.

Women still haven’t achieved equality as executives at New York State’s top corporations.

Financing details for the the new Tappan Zee Bridge won’t be available until next year.

A Democratic primary could be in the offing for Republican State Senator Marty Golden’s seat.