Morning Read: Cuomo Uses the Phone, Schneiderman and DiNapoli Unite

Mayor Bloomberg Speaks at Reception in Celebration of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge May 19, 2011 (Photo Credit: Kristen Artz)


NY26: “The race has unsettled Republicans in Washington, who say a defeat in the special election could doom any future attempts to overhaul entitlements and spell trouble for the party’s House candidates in 2012.” [Ray Hernandez / NY Times]

NY26: Hochul up by 6 points. [Liz Benjamin / Capital Tonight]

Same-Sex Marriage: GOP State Senator Alessi attended an Empire State Pride Agenda Dinner. [Fred Dicker / NY Post]

Same-Sex Marriage: Cuomo now calling legislators; agrees with GOP St. Senator Ball the bill needs to protect religious institutions. [Jacob Gershman / WSJ]

Corruption: DiNapoli and Schniederman team up. [Nick Confessore / NY Times]

Ethics: Cuomo keeps pressure on lawmakers to disclose their outside sources of income, and clients. [Joe Spector / Ithaca Journal]

Fire House Closures: Bloomberg’s planned cuts are criticized. [Jonathan Lemire / NY Daily News]

Pensions: Cuomo and Bloomberg working together on a statewide bill. [Celeste Katz/ NY Daily News]

Comparisons: “[Mayoral candidate] Carolyn Goodman is our late-in-life, Las Vegas version of Hillary Clinton.” [Richard Perez-Feria / Vegas Inc]

Legacy: Is it too soon to wonder reflect on Bloomberg’s tenure? What would Hegel say?  [Tom Murphy / SI Advance]

Legacy: Backlash in the waning days of an ornery, three-term mayor in Delaware. [Adam Taylor / News Journal]

And Assemblyman Lancman proposes hotel workers carry panic buttons after a hotel workers was allegedly sexually assaulted by the now former head of the IMF.

[Late and abbreviated due to technical difficulties. Sorry] Morning Read: Cuomo Uses the Phone, Schneiderman and DiNapoli Unite