Morning Read: Kelly Grilled On Muslim Surveillance; Schumer Shapes the Bench; Brooks vs. Gillibrand?

After agreeing to a $50 million bailout of SEIU1199, the Cuomo administration leaned on Bloomberg administration officials to support a Medicaid rate increase. They refused.

Andrew Cuomo won’t discipline Darryl Towns for his DWI arrest.

A high-ranking housing official was charged with accepting $600,000 in kickbacks, and the incident marks another staffing black-eye for the Bloomberg administration.

City Councilmembers grilled Ray Kelly about the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims.

Is Maggie Brooks gearing up to take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand?

The average FDNY pension is close to $100,000k.

Chuck Schumer has re-shaped the federal bench, with three-quarters of his recommendations to the judiciary consisting of women or minorities.

Twenty-seven state agencies will have to begin providing official forms and translation services in six languages beyond English under an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

A foreclosure firm which filed tens of thousands of foreclosures across the country over the last several years admitted to “occasionally” making “inadvertent errors” and paid a $2 million fine.

Andrew Cuomo said that if fracking occurs in upstate New York then the oil and gas industries would pay for the oversight.

Occupy Wall Street could counterbalance the surge of the Tea Party on the right,  assuming Obama is able to win the support of demonstrators, rather than be shunned by them.

The demonstrations are costing the city $2 million in police overtime.

The UFT gave a $75k donation to the NAACP, garnering the civil rights group criticism from charter school advocates.

Morning Read: Kelly Grilled On Muslim Surveillance; Schumer Shapes the Bench; Brooks vs. Gillibrand?