Morning Read: Questioning Bloomberg’s Taxis, Mayoral Control Conspiracy?

The City Council is blocking the 5 cent plastic bag tax.

Christine Quinn told members the plastic bag plan won’t get her support.

Michael Bloomberg is vowing a full investigation into the friendly-fire incident that killed an off-duty cop in Brooklyn last night.

The shooter was white and the victim was black.

Some state lawmakers who say they support mayoral control advocated something that would weaken it.

An examination of Sonia Sotomayor’s relationship to the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund “seems inevitable.”

Duncan Osborne examines Sotomayor’s record on LGBT issues, which he says is slim.

Maya Angelou unsuccessfully tried to win over Democratic State Senator Shirley Huntley on the issue of same-sex marriage. “I enjoy listening to it. And I told her that. But that does not change my mind,” Huntley said.

Bloomberg is scheduled to speak in Astoria on June 11.

Sarah Palin was invited to Long Island.

Michael Schenkler writes, “We call upon Senator Schumer to step down from his protect-Gillibrand crusade.”

Concerns are raised about sharing cab rides.

The New York Post editorial doubts Bloomberg’s taxi plan, combined with the pedestrian Broadway, will work together.

There’s a new web site to track education statistics.

The city School Construction Authority wants to reclaim a school facility in Astoria.

Dennis Walcott got an earful from parents over mayoral control in Middle Village last night.

Parents wore masks during a protest to close down their school because of the flu.

John Choe wants to replace his boss, John Liu.

Scoopy’s Notebook recaps local endorsements in Manhattan.

The Queens Courier has some local endorsements.

City Council candidate Margaret Chin finally won the endorsement of CoDA.

Here’s how the city is using some federal stimulus money.

Eric Ulrich gets his re-election campaign underway.

Brooklyn Ron wonders if Al Vann’s opponents will stay in the race.

Andrew Cuomo takes on immigration fraud.

Some volunteer firefighters on Long Island oppose Cuomo’s consolidation plan for local municipalities.

There will be a revote on the education budget in Clarkstown.

The Times looks at Richard Aborn’s unlikely rise in the Manhattan district attorney’s race.

Aborn has his turn talking with Cindy Adams.

Hiram Monserrate’s lawyer tries getting the case dismissed because one grand jury member is a cop in a precinct that once investigated Monserrate.

Bruce Raynor is facing anti-labor accusations and could be expelled.

Federal support for a type of certain type of municipal bond is called into question.

Charles Bagli notes how falling labor costs helped development get underway at the World Trade Center and other sites.

Page Six gives credit to NY1 for having good sound equipment.

Which, clearly, they do.

“So, why does Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg keep losing his temper?” asks Michael Babaro.

Instead of Googling, maybe we’ll ‘Bing’ it.

And above is a video from a 26-year-old candidate running for mayor.

Morning Read: Questioning Bloomberg’s Taxis, Mayoral Control Conspiracy?