Morning Read: Tom Allon Runs for Mayor, Michelle Paterson Writes a Book

Publisher Tom Allon is running for mayor.

Housing Duffy: Cuomo’s spokesman defends Lt. Governor’s use of campaign money for Albany housing costs. [Ken Lovette / Daily News, via Capital Tonight]

2013: Publisher running for mayor. “I know it’s an enormous leap…I’m a Cuomo Democrat.” [Jeremy Smerd and Shane Dixon / Crains]

2012: Democrat Chris Petsas running primary against Ken Levinson to take on Republican Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik. [Michael Valkys / Poughkeepsie Journal]

Books: David Paterson’s wife is writing a book. “It’s about getting thrown into being first lady. How the press treated us…He didn’t think he was up to it.” [Cindy Adams / NY Post]

NY9: Turner paid $16,000 in fines for bad bookkeeping. [Alison Gendar / Daily News]

NY9: Weprin always loved politics. “Politics is his life,” said Dromm. Would be only Orthodox Jew in the House. [Joshua Miller / Roll Call]

NY9: “Turner signaled that he’s trying to tie Weprin to President Barack Obama.” [Grace Rauh / NY1]

NY9: Local races in Queens, where Weprin and Turner are running. [Lisa Colangelo / Daily News]

NY9: Republican blog says “we have a real–all be it an outside–chance in this seat.” []

NY9: Turner “sacrificial lamb.” [Thomas Tracy / Courier Life]

NY9: National GOP not pouring money into the race, citing 100,000 Democratic voter advantage. [Carl Campanile / NY Post]

Same-Sex Marriage: Hard to gauge financial boost it’ll bring to NY. [Margot Adler / NPR]

Redistricting: Advocates raise prisoner counting issue as legislators proceed with drawing lines. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Redistricting: “victory on this front would further cement Cuomo’s national reputation as a reformer.” [Bill Hammond / Daily News]

Tourism: High-wire act over Niagara Falls awaiting Cuomo’s approval. [Mark Sheer / Niagara Gazette]

Jobs: Federal money went to create some public jobs that Cuomo is now looking to cut. [Rick Karlin / Times Union]

Taxes: Out-of-towners who own homes here and spend 183 or more days here may face NY taxes. [Craig Karmin / WSJ]

Tax Cap: Moody’s raises concerns. [Joe Spector / Democrat and Chronicle]

Bills: Bloomberg signs law boosting price for getting your car towed. Also, DOE to post info about students who leave or transfer schools. [Jill Colvin / DNA Info]

Cars: Bloomberg admin “curiously coy” on banning cars from parks. [Michael Grynbaum / New York Times]

Inactive: Embattled Assemblyman Boyland skipped 1/3 of meetings; hasn’t introduced a single bill. [Glenn Blain / Daily News]

Objections: Deputy Elections Commissioner Dan French is also a candidate. [Larry Hertz / Poughkeepsie Journal]

Community Service: Federal Probation Department probing Andy Stein’s activities. [Nicholas Rizzi and Erin Einhorn / Daily News]

State Fair: Cappucilli gushes about fair, then, pleads guilty to ripping off tax payers. [Terri Weaver / Post-Standard]

And Roger Stone’s tattoo distracts Oddo and Morano and their cars get ticketed.


Morning Read: Tom Allon Runs for Mayor, Michelle Paterson Writes a Book