Morning Read: Cuomo Looms Large, Giuliani Dodges Gay Wedding

Republican State Senator Jim Alesi, speaking at Human Rights Campaign's Marriage Equality celebration victory party in New York City. (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)

2016: Cuomo speaks to Maureen Dowd, who notes ” Cuomo, who now has a huge and excited base of millions of volunteers, activists and donors across the country, can press a button and raise millions.” [Maureen Dowd / New York Times]

Weddings: Giuliani dodging call to perform gay marriage, which he promised his old roommate. [David Seifman / NY Post]

Strategy: “Bloomberg’s puzzling budget strategy.” [Crain’s]

Unions: Mulgrew and Roberts run the show; Bloomberg ineffective negotiator. [Nicole Gelinas / NY Post]

Vito Lopez: His non-profit is getting a lot of money from the City Council. [Daily News]

Larry Seabrook: Indicted, still handing out money. [Michael Saul and James Oberman / WSJ]

Polls: Cuomo is very popular. [Jennier Epstein / Politico]

School Borrowing: Cuomo to veto it. [Tom Precious / Buffalo News]

Nuclear Power: Indian Point told by Cuomo top aide the governor wants it shut down. [Danny Hakim / New York Times]

Teacher Evaluations: Union sues to block plan while courts decide whether plan is legal. [Jacob Gershman / New York Times]

Saland: More on his decision to support same-sex marriage. [Larry Hertz / Poughkeepsie Journal]

Hydrofracking: Hinchey and Schneiderman want answers from gas companies. [Ian Urbina / New York Times]

Corruption: Schneiderman promotes a public integrity officer to work out of Buffalo office. [Gene Warner / Buffalo News]

Jail: “Gay inmates married in New York will be allowed to receive the same conjugal visits…that their married heterosexual cellmates enjoy.” [Phil Messing / NY Post]

Marriage: “Raytheon Co. and International Business Machines Corp.—say New York employees in same-sex relationships now will have to get married if they want to qualify for the benefits.” [Joann Lublin and Dana Mattioli / WSJ]

Filling Vacancies: “Cuomo should call for primaries in which all interested candidates would petition to get on the ballot and run in all-comers contests Sept. 13, with the winners going on to the Nov. 8 general election. Citizens Union backs this plan.” [Daily News]

  Morning Read: Cuomo Looms Large, Giuliani Dodges Gay Wedding