Housing, Health, Development, Bills

Hillary Clinton praises the resignation of federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson. [The Hill

David Gratzer and Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute think Barack Obama is right about health care mandates. [City Journal]

The Clinton campaign is behind on its health insurance bills. [Politico

Sheldon Silver is still resistant to congestion pricing. [Streetsblog

The New Republic thinks “it’s about time for the Democratic Party to panic.” [TNR

One of the finer details in this profile of Harold Ickes is that he once bit another political operative. [LA Times]

The Newsday editorial board writes of David Soares, “Perhaps he was afraid of Spitzer the first time around – or maybe he was just incompetent.” [Newsday

Jonathan Lemire reports that more than $20 billion in development projects, and the revenue the city would have earned from them, are now either dead or at risk of never materializing. [Daily News

Property owners in Willets Point say the city has been “disingenuous” in negotiations for the purchase of their land. [Times Ledger]

Ben McGrath briefly profiles John Catsimatidis. [The New YorkerHousing, Health, Development, Bills