Morning Read: Quinn Rolls, Duffy Rents

Governor Cuomo at the Jacob Javits Center, to sign a bill toughening penalties for distracted driving. (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)

2013: Quinn does three public events in Queens today, after posting impressive campaign finance numbers. [Twitter]

2013: Quinn consultant Josh Isay explains Quinn’s appeal: “In the last month, Chris Quinn helped pass marriage equality, saved thousands of teacher jobs, stopped 20 firehouses from being closed and now had her best fund-raising period ever. She’s on a roll.” [Sally Goldenberg / NY Post]

2013: “I’m very pleased with our fund-raising numbers” said Stringer. [Michael Saul / WSJ]

2013: “John Liu…did not release fund-raising numbers yesterday and did not return calls.” [Erin Einhorn / Daily News]

2013: Council candidates Rosenthal and Huffnung raising too. [Gail Robinson / Gotham Gazete]

Health Care: “Cuomo administration has pulled the plug on an effort to pressure hospitals to perform fewer cesarean sections.” [Jacob Gershman / WSJ]

Duffy’s Rent: Cuomo spokesman notes Lt. Gov’s doesn’t get per diems, like a legislator. [Jon Campbell / Democrat and Chronicle]

Albany: Women make up just one-fifth of the NY legislator. [Tom Precious / Buffalo News]

Texting: Cuomo signs bill toughening penalties for texting while driving; GPS still okay. [Joe Spector / Poughkeepsie Journal]

Texting: “This bill will save lives — period,” Cuomo said. [Carl Campanile / NY Post]

Morning Read: Quinn Rolls, Duffy Rents