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Last Read – February 28, 2014

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  WINNERS AND LOSERS UPDATE: State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey holds a slight lead over state Sen. Tony Avella for the winner of the week, while Rep. Charles Rangel is the runaway loser: http://goo.gl/vOZIWA   QUOTE OF THE DAY: “BuzzFeed and the New York Times portrayed the ask as if I walked into my local ice cream place one summer night and said, ‘Hey, I’ve got an idea — how about the kid behind the counter can be a hit man journalist.’… [More]

First Read – February 28, 2014

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  WEATHER: Sunny across the state. New York City, high 19; Albany, high 18; Buffalo, high 10.   WINNERS AND LOSERS: Everyone was a bit jumpy this week: Sen. Tony Avella jumped to the IDC, Sen. Adriano jumped back into a congressional race and Donald Trump’s son-in-law jumped all over Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. But where will they land on our weekly list? http://goo.gl/s3ob5e   NEW THIS MORNING: *New York City Council members are urging the de Blasio administration to… [More]

Winners and Losers, February 28, 2014

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  Everyone seemed a bit jumpy this week: Sen. Tony Avella jumped to the IDC, Sen. Adriano Espaillat jumped back into the fray with Rep. Charlie Rangel, Assemblyman Micah Kellner jumped out of his race, and Donald Trump’s son-in-law jumped on Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Where will they land in our weekly winners and losers? That’s up to you.   Tony Avella - There’s nothing like joining a playoff-bound team midway through the season after spending time with one below .500. Avella’s… [More]

Last Read – February 27, 2014

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  CITY & STATE TV: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, Councilmen Ydanis Rodriquez, Jumaane Williams and Mark Weprin and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried participated in City & State’s State of Our City forum on transportation, healthcare and real estate development. Watch it here: http://goo.gl/PNmvc8 EXPANDING THE N LINE: The Global Gateway Alliance, a coalition of business and labor interests working to improve New York City’s airports, called for the expansion of the N Line to LaGuardia Airport: http://goo.gl/FKua21  … [More]

Managing Expectations

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BY ALLISON HIBBS Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team has reduced government spending, slowed rising healthcare costs and freed up funds to help struggling hospitals. But one reform—the shift to managed care programs—is still “making lots of people nervous,” said Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, the longtime chair of the Assembly Health Committee and a member of Cuomo’s Redesign Team. More than four million Medicaid consumers have been moved to care management programs over the last two years as a result of… [More]

City & State TV: State Of Our City

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View The Recording Of Our Event Here: SCHEDULE: Welcoming Remarks Hon. Letitia A. James, New York City Public Advocate Opening Remarks Jay Hershenson, Senior Vice Chancellor City University of New York 9:00 am – Planes, Trains and Taxicabs: Getting In, Out and Around NYC.BRIEF: With a shift in NYC government, Governor Cuomo’s attempt to assume control of NYC airports, a host of large scale transit related projects underway, and the upstart app related car services, NYC is set to go… [More]

First Read – February 27, 2014

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  WEATHER: Scattered snow showers. New York City, high 33; Albany, high 25; Buffalo, high 15.   STATE OF OUR CITY: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, Council members Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried speak at City & State’s morning conference on the direction of New York City. Starting at 8:45 a.m. today, watch it live here: http://goo.gl/1spTui THE DAYS OF “HONEST GRAFT”: Terry Golway, the author of a new book on Tammany Hall, discusses… [More]

Last Read – February 26, 2014

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  CITY & STATE TV: Piero Fassino, mayor of Turin, Italy, discusses the city’s changes, his efforts to build relationships with U.S. colleges and universities and Italy’s progressive movement in an interview with Morgan Pehme: http://goo.gl/Dp4SkX   QUOTE OF THE DAY: “You know, in any legislative body when you’re in the minority it is frustrating. So being as part of the majority without sacrificing one iota of my philosophical Democratic values, is important.” – State Sen. Tony Avella on his… [More]

City & State TV: Piero Fassino, Mayor of Turin, Italy

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;   City & State: In 2006, Turin hosted the Winter Olympics. Was it worth it for your city to hold the games?  Piero Fassino: For one century, Torino [Turin in Italian] was an industrial and manufacturing city, a real factory town. In the last 15 years the profile of the city changed. We continue to be an industrial city, but at the same time we are, today, an important center of excellence in research, investigation, innovation [and] technology. We… [More]

First Read – February 26, 2014

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  WEATHER: Snow likely downstate; less of a chance upstate; breezy in western New York. New York City, high 31; Albany, high 21; Buffalo, high 13.   ROCKY ROAD FOR LABOR DEALS: In some ways New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sounds like his predecessor on the unsettled municipal union contracts, including the need to offset raises by finding equivalent savings, The Chief’s Richard Steier writes in City & State: http://goo.gl/ECSOaN   NEW THIS MORNING: * Queens Sen. Tony… [More]