Morning Read: Cuomo's Budget Cutting Techniques, Ray Kelly's Early Lead

Ray Kelly (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)

NY-9: “Weprin Associate Reports Threat As House Race Heats Up.” [Adam Dickter / Jewish Week]

NY-9: “NY State Police Investigate Threat Against David Weprin.” [Vos iz Neias]

NY-9: “The deficit is a mind boggling problem,” said Turner. [Ned Berke / Sheepshead Bites]

2013: Bloomberg “is not convinced Ray Kelly would be as strong at running the rest of the city” as he is running NYPD, according to unnamed sources. [City Hall News]

2012: Rep. Hayworth raises more money than any other NY freshman. [Brian Tumulty / Poughkeepsie Journal]

2013: Kelly’s best borough is Staten Island. [Tom Wrobleski / SI Advance]

2013: “I’m flattered by that, but I have no plans to run for any elective office,” Ray Kelly said. [Erica Orden / WSJ]

Debt: Schumer warns Social Security checks may be late. [Jerry Zremski / Buffalo News]

Terror: 9 NYPD cops probed for leaks in FBI terror case; grand jury investigating NYPD “mishandling” Zazi case, “forcing the FBI to make arrests sooner than it planned. [Alison Gendar and Rocco Parascandola / Daily News]

Sting: “[D]eliverymen, their lawyers say, became entangled with the law only as a result of the Police Department’s intervention.” [Joseph Goldstein / New York Times]

Ground Zero: “[A]utomatically presuming, without proof, that illnesses were caused by Ground Zero work is not justifiable.” [NY Post]

Leak: “Blogger finds NYPD documents in trash behind Manhattan precinct — Again!” [Joe Kemp / Daily News]

State Spending: “[N]early all state agencies are declining to say how they will meet the governor’s mandate to slice their operating expenses by 10 percent this year.” [Tom Precious / Buffalo News]

Economic Council: Previewing Cuomo’s announcement in Schenectady. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Jobs: “543 workers on the site, Ratner officials said – compared with 1,620 predicted in state documents by this summer.” [Erin Dunkin / Daily News]

Free Trips: Bloomberg doesn’t like it when politicians get free rides. [Erin Einhorn and Jonathan Lemire / Daily News]

Free Trips: Brooklyn publisher who misled investigators on Rangel travel avoids jail time. [Geoff Earle / NY Post]

Queens: Comrie has less $400 in campaign funds; Van Bramer has a lot. [Lisa Colangelo / Daily News]

Marriage: “Divorce filings are up 12 percent since the state last October adopted no-fault separations.” [Jeremy Olshan / NY Post]

Hello: Bloomberg said “shalom alaikum” at a Muslim meeting; was aiming for “salaam alalkum.” [Reuven Blau / Daily News]


Morning Read: Cuomo's Budget Cutting Techniques, Ray Kelly's Early Lead