Morning Read: Bloomberg Zig-Zags on Occupy Wall Street; John Liu Keeps A Lid On It; More Battles in Brooklyn

John Liu declined to reveal the identities of the people who raise money for his campaign, despite a pledge several weeks ago to do so after reports of irregularities in his fund-raising operation.

Merryl Tisch categorically denied a report that she was thinking of running for mayor, despite a Page 6 item suggesting she was leaning towards it.

A major glitch in the Bloomberg administration’s high-tech rent payment system for tentants in public housing is causing some landlords to needlessly evict tenants.

Mayor Bloomberg is making zig-zagging statements about the Occupy Wall Street protests, David Seifman writes.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo missed the first deadline designed to create a transparent and on-time budget.

And the Bloomberg administration’s multi-million dollar upgrade to GPS tracking units in garbage and fire trucks is so faulty that it occasionally shows the vehicles to be swimming in New York harbor.

A key witness in the Larry Seabrook corruption case said that the Councilman never asked for kickbacks.

Cuomo administration officials are trying to figure out what to do with hospitals in poor neighborhoods of Brooklyn that largely serve the poor. One option: expunge the hospitals’ debt of more than $1 billion, partly at taxpayer expense, and then let large for-profit companies take over the facilities and restructure patients’ care.

Mark S. Cohen, a lawyer who is a former federal prosecutor, was appointed by a federal judge to oversee the FDNY’s minority hiring practices.

Meet Marc Molinaro, the new Duchess County Executive.

PBA head Pat Lynch is facing a revolt from some of his members upset about his handling of the ticket fixing scandal.

The AP takes a look at the recent scandals engulfing the NYPD.

The rift between the Working Families Party and Vito Lopez is deeping as Wilfredo Larancuent, the head of the laundry workers union, considers a run against Sen. Martin Dilan.

At least two MTA workers are being investigated for falsifying time sheets. The outgoing cell phone message of one says, “I was sitting around doing nothing. All of of sudden I got real busy. If you leave a message and number, I will return your call.”

Tom DiNapoli discovered even more widespread abuses at Metro-North.

A number of bench openings will soon give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a chance to make a real impact on the state judiciary.

Joyce Purnick takes a look at the seamy underside of money and local politics, including Bloomberg, Liu and Markowitz.

After his disastrous debate performance yesterday, Rick Perry says he  is not dropping out.

A new Marist poll shows that about one in four New York City households with military veterans has trouble putting food on the table.

The Hall of Governors is getting a re-do, but state director of operations Howard Glazer doesn’t know if that means that Mario Cuomo will finally sit for a portrait.  I know not to get between the governors Cuomii,” he said.

The Manhattan real estate market remains strong, despite “storm clouds” gathering overhead.

The architects of the Brighton Beach condo that collapsed earlier this week, killing one worker, have a history of flouting regulations.

Andrew Cuomo wants him out, but after a stunning victory in the Erie County Executive race, Erie Democratic Party chairman Len Lenihan may stick around for a while.

Jose Peralta is exploring a run for Queens borough president.

Control of the Nassau County legislature is still up in the air.

 

  Morning Read: Bloomberg Zig-Zags on Occupy Wall Street; John Liu Keeps A Lid On It; More Battles in Brooklyn