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Last Read – February 18, 2014

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  CITY & STATE TV: Paul Fernandes, chief of staff for the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, discusses the Scaffold Law, the future of development in New York City and the growth in minority workers in an interview with Nick Powell: http://bit.ly/1fetKRQ   QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Our lives are literally in each other’s hands. Our children’s lives are in each other’s hands.” – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussing his plan to lower… [More]

First Read – February 18, 2014

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  WEATHER: Rain/snow mix downstate; snow across the rest of the state. New York City, high 40; Albany, high 32; Buffalo, high 30.   NEW THIS MORNING: * The president of the United Federation of Teachers is pushing for New York City to provide back pay in to its nearly 100,000 members, which some estimate could cost more than $3.2 billion, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/1fcVo1H * A source says some Working Families Party members seemed unreceptive last week to… [More]

First Read – February 17, 2014

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014   WEATHER: Sunny across the state. New York City, high 34; Albany, high 25; Buffalo, high 26.   NEW THIS MORNING: * The de Blasio administration struck its first labor contract settlement, making a deal with 200 environmental officers who will receive an average of more than $50,000 each in back pay, the Daily News writes: http://nydn.us/1dCd86w * At a church service that was part of the state Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus… [More]

Last Read – February 14, 2014

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EDITOR’S NOTE: There will be no Last Read on Monday due to the President’s Day holiday. First Read will be sent out as usual, and Last Read will be back in your inbox on Tuesday.   CITY & STATE TV: Global Strategy Group President Jef Pollock discusses City & State’s Power 100 list, key congressional races in the state this year and the partnership between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in an interview with… [More]

First Read – February 14, 2014

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  WEATHER: Happy Valentine’s Day! Windy downstate; snow across the rest of the state. New York City, high 41; Albany, high 34; Buffalo, high 27.   WINNERS AND LOSERS: Mayor Bill de Blasio loves to tell the “Tale of Two Cities,” but this week its was the best of times for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and the worst of times for New York City’s new mayor: http://bit.ly/LZCfVv   NEW THIS MORNING: * The federal government has agreed in principle to grant… [More]

Winners and Losers, February 14, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio loves to tell the “Tale of Two Cities.” But this week the narrative was a Tale of Two Leaders: It was the best of times for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, it was the worst of times for New York City’s new mayor. Cuomo had everything before him—strong poll numbers, support for his pre-K approach—while for de Blasio, it was the winter of discontent. And, as always, there were plenty of other tales of winners and losers to… [More]

Last Read – February 13, 2014

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  QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Unlike some cities, we don’t shut down in the face of adversity. I’m going to make decisions based on the information we have.” – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio responding to criticism about schools staying open despite the snow, via the Post.   NEW THIS AFTERNOON: * New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña defended their decision to keep city schools open, with Fariña saying “it’s a beautiful… [More]

First Read – February 13, 2014

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  WEATHER: Snow and sleet mix downstate; heavy snow upstate; mostly cloudy in western New York. New York City, high 33; Albany, high 27; Buffalo, high 29.   CITY & STATE TV: Donald Trump discusses his potential run for governor of New York and answers questions about what he would do if elected, including how he would approach the implementation of casino gambling, in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Morgan Pehme: http://bit.ly/1dKeOWM   ENDING THE BUDGET DANCE? The Bloomberg administration… [More]

Last Read – February 12, 2014

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  QUOTE OF THE DAY: “If you find cost savings, there are a lot of creative and interesting things you can do in this world. But I not going to answer any specific question about ‘will we do this if we get that.’ That’s what the negotiation process is for.” – New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio discussing his preliminary budget, via Crain’s.   NEW THIS AFTERNOON: * New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for restored funding… [More]

First Read – February 12, 2014

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  WEATHER: Increasing clouds downstate; sunny across the rest of the state. New York City, high 29; Albany, high 25; Buffalo, high 25.   CITY & STATE TV: TV and radio host Geraldo Rivera discusses New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the rise of Latino political power and the DREAM Act in an interview with Morgan Pehme: http://bit.ly/1ntyHXK   NEW THIS MORNING: * In releasing his preliminary budget, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faces the task of… [More]