Morning Read: Living Wage Bill Near?; Chicken Cuomo; Money for Menin

A compromise on the living wage bill–one that would insure that building service workers receive the salary bump–seems to be in the offing.

During the State of the City, Mike Bloomberg “seemed to relish diving into some of the most controversial subjects in the education world, including merit pay, teacher evaluations and a large increase in charter schools,” write David Chen and Anna Phillips.

Bob McManus sees the speech as a direct challenge to Andrew Cuomo and Shelly Silver.

Genting has hired an army of top lobbyists in the state to ease passage of legalized gambling, including Patricia Lynch, James Featherstonhaugh, Bradley Tusk and Jennifer Cunningham. Read More

Morning Read: Living Wage Bill Near?; Chicken Cuomo; Money for Menin