Morning Read: Allon Attacks Quinn; Koch for (A Different) Weprin; Political Consultant Battle Royale

Tom Allon op-eds against Christine Quinn’s use of member items.

Life isn’t all sweetness and light in Cuomo-world, Michael Powell notes–take a look at the rewarding of economic development grants.

The nomination of Clarence Norman insider Ravi Batra to the state ethics board by Senate Minority Leader John Sampson has raised eyebrows among good government groups.

The appointment was viewed as a favor to Vito Lopez.

Several of the appointees don’t mean the minimal requirements for the job.

Cuomo said the board would be the toughest ethics enforcer in state history.

A tick-tock of the tragic police shooting yesterday in Brooklyn.

In addition to his support of Christine Quinn, Ed Koch is backing Mark Weprin and Cy Vance for re-election.

The Jeffries/Towns battle will also be a fight between consultant heavyweights George Arzt and Hank Sheinkopf.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said that the Obama administration was wrong not to legalize over-the-counter sales of an after-sex contraception to girls under 17.

After a new push by the Department of Financial Services, a number of insurance companies are forced to pay death benefits.

The state Board of Regents has proposed changing an education aid formula to a model that would send more money to poor districts.

Newt Gingrich’s tax plan would help the rich and increase deficits, a Brookings study found.

Mitt Romney is planning a multi-million dollar fundraiser in Manhattan tomorrow.

A federal judge indicated that he would like the date of the new primary to be as close to the old one as possible.

The MTA’s financial picture worsened over the last month, and it looks unlikely that service cuts will be restored.

 

 

 

Morning Read: Allon Attacks Quinn; Koch for (A Different) Weprin; Political Consultant Battle Royale