Morning Read:Goodbye, Kim Jong-il; Hello Cornell; Judgment Day for Haggerty

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il is dead.

Cornell University is said to be the winner of the high-stakes proposal to build a new engineering campus in the city, a signature initiative of the Bloomberg administration.

Bill de Blasio has come out in favor of the living wage bill, a direct challenge to Christine Quinn.

Since their next meeting is in New York, Andrew Cuomo will address the Democratic Governor’s Association.

Andrew Cuomo is making a last stand on the taxi cab bill.

Ravi Batra told a State Supreme Court judge that John Sampson was of counsel to his law firm, something that Sampson didn’t disclose when he named Batra as his sole appointee to the state’s new ethics board.

Jeff Klein worked for  personal-injury firm that specializes in suing city agencies — while his own firm collected millions from the Comptroller’s Office to evaluate some of those very same lawsuits.

Jay Jacobs is considering a race against Ed Mangano.

Affluent foreigners are violating the spirit of a federal immigration program by gerrymandering districts in order invest in construction projects in supposedly poor areas in order to obtain green cards.

Mike Lupica praises Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts on illegal guns.

John Haggerty’s sentencing is today–he has agreed to repay the $750,000 he owes Mayor Bloomberg as soon as he sells the house he bought with the money.

Heavy-duty snowblowers aren’t expected to arrive for the MTA until next winter at the earliest.

An arbitration panel found that the MTA doesn’t have to fork over raises to union members due to its dire financial situation.

TWU head John Samuelsen and MTA head Joe Lhota have developed a warm personal relationship.

Harry Wilson isn’t likely to run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

City and State has the 2011 yearbook.

Lawmakers hope Gov. Andrew Cuomo will re-start the process of creating health insurance exchanges next month by including the stalled plan in his budget proposal.

 

 

Morning Read:Goodbye, Kim Jong-il; Hello Cornell; Judgment Day for Haggerty