Morning Read: If the Political Rifts Continue

A look at a tight network of young women in Congress, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords among them.

Andrew Cuomo played both sides of the aisle in Jamestown State of the State yesterday:  “If the political rifts continue, we’re going to fail once again,” Cuomo said. “I happen to be a Democrat. I also ran as an independent. I want to work with both sides of the aisle. I’m a New Yorker first.”

Chris Christie is going to Illinois in order to lure businesses to New Jersey that are spooked by a recent spike in income taxes.

More delays for Spiderman.

Christine Quinn opposes Bloomberg’s plan to charge motorists involved in accidents that require emergency-response services.

The City Council will investigate the MTA’s blizzard respone at a hearing today.

The Post knocks legislators who are trying to fight tuition increases at CUNY and SUNY.

Parents at one Staten Island school were upset that they were open during the snowstorm this week but that Cathie Black cancelled a scheduled appearance.

A big blizzard in Buffalo has prompted the state to prepare new guidelines about winter weather emergencies.

Another push for Mixed Martial Arts in New York.

What will come first in New York–property tax cap or mandate relief?

The Medicaid reform team met for the first time: “It is a major task before us, there’s no question about it,” said State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson. “What I heard today gets me even more excited.”

Peter King says most Republicans support his gun ban bill.

Is Bloomberg’s new op-ed section going to be a conflict of interest for the mayor?

Peter Vallone wants to know where the mayor is at all times.

The mayor announced sweeping changes in the city’s housing-maintenance policy, aiming to identify and fix multi-family buildings with distressed living conditions before they become uninhabitable.


Morning Read: If the Political Rifts Continue