Morning Read: Liu Tears Down the Walls as Probe Widens; No Shutdown; Charter Schools Search for A Mayor

Congress reached a deal to fund the government and avoid another shutdown. An agreement on the payroll tax cut seems likely as well.

The federal investigation into John Liu’s fundraising is widening to include more bundlers.

Liu’s office tore out cubicles and went with a bullpen style floor plan in order to keep staffers from dishing to reporters.

Charter school advocates are looking for their mayoral candidate, and are concerned that the leading Democrats all seem close to the teacher’s unions. Read More

Morning Read: Liu Tears Down the Walls as Probe Widens; No Shutdown; Charter Schools Search for A Mayor