Elsewhere: New Cigarette Taxes; Dirty Subways

The Senate passed this week’s rendition of the emergency budget extender

Included within it: an added $1.60-a-pack tax on cigarettes.

Andrew Cuomo “did experiment” with pot as a kid.

Paterson’s rehabilitation? Wayne Barrett thinks not.

Streetsblog thinks the Legislature’s action on bus lane ticket cameras provides “limited” benefits. 

The mayor launched a revamped brownfield cleanup incentive program.

Budget cuts apparently mean dirtier subway cars.

To fix this, E.J. McMahon suggests tackling subway cleaner salaries

The Citizens Budget Commission takes a look at pension sweeteners (it’s not a fan of them).

Elsewhere: New Cigarette Taxes; Dirty Subways