Morning Read: Iowa; State of the State

The websites of more than a dozen state agencies asked websurfers to “like” Andrew Cuomo on Facebook. The option was quickly taken down when The Daily News inquired about it.

The Post has high praise for Andrew Cuomo’s first year, but sees hydrofracking, mandate relief, and education reform as the key issues heading into his sophomore session.

In his State of the State tomorrow, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will call for lawmakers to build on the bipartisan cooperation they laid out last year in order to provide more jobs for New Yorkers.

He will also repeat his pledge not to raise taxes.

Job centers are so over-crowded with New Yorkers trying to get food stamps that some people are unable to get needed benefits.

There are close to 350 bills that get reintroduced year after year in Albany for decades, but never get moved on, including one to legalize medical marijuana and another to mandate chess in state schools.

Michael Powell notes that in the ongoing battle between the police and the press, the press are winning.

The AY Report wonders if some of the political activism around Atlantic Yards will diminish in 2012 as one of the project’s fiercest critics, Letitia James, looks to run for higher office.

Do hydrofracking wells cause earthquakes?

The MTA decreased bus and train service last week to save money, but MTA employees spent the week playing chess and watching TV–at taxpayer expense.

Illegal immigrants are languishing for years in city hospitals at the cost of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars because they lack sufficient insurance or enough money to pay for further care.

A new inspector general’s report details oversight lapses across the network of group homes and state-owned facilities that house the developmentally disabled

12 percent of the materials on the shelves of the Queens libraries are in other languages, and the branch offers books, DVDs and CDs in 59 languages.

Police have captured on surveillance video the man who tossed Molotov cocktails at five mostly Hindu and Muslim sites in Queens and Nassau.

Nate Silver notes that the Iowa caucuses, which will be held tonight, are really all about expectations.

A look at what happens next for the likely losers in Iowa.

How much did negative ads hurt Newt Gingrich?

Rick Santorum has surged on the support of working-class Republicans.

The Democratic Governor Association, led by potentially Cuomo 2016 primary foe Martin O’Malley, raised $20 million last year. Morning Read: Iowa; State of the State