Morning Read: More on ScarJo and Stringer; Layoffs Looming; Christie Balks

Andrew Cuomo is threatening to lay 3,500 public employees if their union doesn’t accept the deal his administration struck with PEF leadership.

The Cuomo administration is launching a pilot program to try to curb the readmittance rate of the mentally-ill and drug users into area hospitals by increasing follow-up care.

More drivers are ditching their cars in favor of mass transit after the Port Authority’s toll hikes.

During an online chat on Saturday, Andrew Cuomo said he has no doubt that a replacement energy source to Indian Point could be found if the nuclear plant is closed.

Assemblyman William Boyland filed for an Albany per diem, even when he was in Manhattan surrendering at the federal courthouse on corruption charges.

Kirsten John Foy, the aide to public advocate Bill de Blasio who was wrongly arrested at the West Indian Day Parade earlier this month, has emerged into the political spotlight, leading to speculation about what his next move might be.

More on ScarJo for Stringer.

Numerous videos show a police office confronting four Occupy Wall Street protesters and sending a blast of pepper spray into their face.

National labor unions are preparing to get more involved in politics, and may not always back the Democratic incumbent.

How can New York’s crumbling infrastructure be fixed?

Another Bloomberg administration initiative to update a computer system is marred by corruption and cost overruns, leading to inevitable comparisons to CityTime.

Donors and Republican activists continue to try to enlist Chris Christie into the presidential race.

At his Sunday press conference, Chuck Schumer made the case for the Senate version of the disaster relief bill.

NYPD now has the capability to take down airplanes from the sky, commissioner Ray Kelly told “60 Minutes.”

Police officers were caught using ugly racist language on wiretaps during the ticket-fixing probe.

In Andrew Cuomo, the Business Council seems to have the rare Democrat they approve of.

The City Council and the Bloomberg administration are sparring over the use of outside contractors.

De Blasio said that city officials are ignoring the threat of sinkholes.

In another sign of a sinking economy, cocaine-related emergency-room admissions, overdoses and requests for rehab have declined since the economy started its 2008 decline.

Mayor Bloomberg seemed to have temporarily forgotten about Michael Grimm.

Redistricting endgame?

  Morning Read: More on ScarJo and Stringer; Layoffs Looming; Christie Balks