Morning Read: Life After Liu; ScarJo Maxes Out for Stringer; Hinchey Steps Down

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said they were moving ahead with plans to close and re-open 33 low-performing schools, at the same time they are hoping to negotiate a new and more rigorous teacher evaluation system with the teachers’ union, Beth Fertig reports.

An agreement on teacher evals is inching closer to completion.

ScarJo hearts Scott Stringer.

Over half of John Liu’s campaign donations were through intermediaries. Roughly $75,000 have been returned.

Asian-Americans consider life after Liu.

Andrew Cuomo doesn’t have to spend a lot of money to promote his agenda because the deep-pocketed and business backed Committee to Save New York is doing it for him.

Shelly Silver threw cold water on those hoping for a quick pension reform plan.

Andrew Cuomo envisions a Nevada-style state gambling commission to keep  mobsters and others away.

The Post has high praise for Andrew Cuomo’s education and pension reforms.

Cuomo signed an executive order placing a $199,000 limit on the amount of state funds that contractors can use to pay executives.

Maurice Hinchey will officially announce his retirement today.

Sam Hoyt suggested mandate relief was still a possibility.

Mike McMahon was a no-show at Mark Murphy’s campaign kickoff.

A bagman for Carl Kruger pled guilty.

The City Council voted to end the parking sticker of shame.

A new indictment claims that Pedro Espada lied about his reducing his salary at Soundview.

Reduced funding means a lot of standing around at state courthouses.

The city’s $6 million computerized property tax system keeps crashing.

Barack Obama’s first ad of 2012 is out.

In the end Mitt Romney appears to not have won Iowa.




Morning Read: Life After Liu; ScarJo Maxes Out for Stringer; Hinchey Steps Down