Morning Read: Politics is the Sort of Ritualized Dance That Makes Argentine Tango Seem Like the Mashed Potato

A look at the complicated symbiosis of father and son Cuomo.

Mayor Bloomberg is in Albany to testify about state funding cuts and call for mandate relief. 

Does this explain the new parks and beaches ban? We have an apparently smoke-free City Council.

Mayor Bloomberg’s pensions reforms won’t help the city balance its books for a looong time.

Experts debate the merits of Bloomberg’s reforms.

School boards fear a cap on property taxes.

NY Mag cover: “The Very Public Schooling of Cathie Black.”

Today Black will likely undergo harsh questioning  in the Capitol.

More backlash on Mayor Bloomberg’s vacation schedule.

The head of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association calls for a greater focus on patient safety.

Peter Applebome: “If Nassau can’t pay its bill, none of us can.”

In exchange for a funding cut, Cuomo would allow SUNY schools to enter into public-private partnerships.

New York Post: Albany has no institutional interest in efficient, economical government. Bloomberg will be asking lawmakers to untie his hands, so he can further reduce

Casey Seiler on the Albany budget negotiations: “Politics is the sort of ritualized dance that makes Argentine tango seem like the Mashed Potato.”

A new Hudson River rail tunnel may be in the works.

Cuomo is taking aim at the salaries of school superintendents.

The Oneida Indian Nation is taking out ads against Chuck Schumer’s support of a rival’s casino bid. 

Brendan Scott uncovers a posh “judges hotel” for Court of Appeals justices in Albany.

Shelly Silver seems to be backing ethics reforms.

Congestion pricing opponents are bracing for Round II.

The Times-Union calls for sunlight on judicial conduct proceedings.

 

 

Morning Read: Politics is the Sort of Ritualized Dance That Makes Argentine Tango Seem Like the Mashed Potato