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INSIDE THE PAPERS
The New York Times
David Chen writes: “Despite uncertainty over hundreds of millions of dollars in anticipated revenue, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City Council agreed Monday on a $68.5 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that would avoid tax increases, firehouse closings and widespread layoffs.”
Kaplan & Taylor report: “The final day of campaigning before this year’s Congressional primary unfolded before a backdrop of anxiety on Monday. For decades, New York has held its primaries in September, but a federal court moved the state’s Congressional primary to Tuesday to ensure that people in the military using absentee ballots were not disenfranchised, creating a campaign season that defied the usual rhythms.”
Danny Hakim notes: “Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that he believed a property tax abatement for hundreds of thousands of condominium and co-op owners in New York City would be preserved, despite his rejection of a renewal of the abatement as part of a package of housing legislation on the final day of the legislative session last week.”
Grynbaum & Taylor write: “As New York City mayors go, Michael R. Bloomberg has enjoyed an unusual degree of fidelity among the ranks. His inner circle, mostly unchanged after a decade in office, has avoided the churning disputes and abrupt exits that typically plague political administrations. But even three-term tenures must come to a close, and City Hall is now starting to experience a phenomenon rarely seen in the loyal pastures of Bloombergland: the exodus.”
Matt Flegenheimer looks at how the MTA is considering giving free bus and subway rides to disabled New Yorkers.
New York Post
David Seifman reports: “It’s ‘insane’ to ride a bicycle here without a helmet, a leading researcher said yesterday in questioning the city’s decision not to require protective headgear when thousands of bikes are rolled out for sharing next month. Hunter College Prof. William Milczarski, co-author of a study of bicycle accidents in New York state, was one of several advocates assembled by Comptroller John Liu to demand that the Bloomberg administration reconsider its opposition to making helmets mandatory for all cyclists.”
Nianitis & Fermino write: “Now there’s another way to completely ignore — or annoy — your fellow subway riders. Straphangers will be able to get free Wi-Fi on six subway platforms in Manhattan, officials said yesterday. The platforms are located in four stations, at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street, Eighth Avenue and West 23rd Street, Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street, and Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street — the same stations that have cellphone access.”
Calder & MacLeod report: “Brooklyn Councilman Steve Levin, whose coveted official parking placard was pulled by the Bloomberg administration in April after he racked up $630 in unpaid summonses, is in a fine mess again. Levin, a protégé of embattled Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez, has piled up 10 new tickets totaling $595 in fines and late fees since his placard was briefly taken away, according to the city’s records.”
New York Daily News
Erik Kriss notes: “The state Assembly’s top Republican yesterday called a possible post-election deal to raise lawmakers’ pay in exchange for cutting their per-diem payments ‘extortion.’ While the Legislature’s majority party leaders were mum on the potential deal revealed yesterday by The Post, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb said any reforms should not be tied to a legislative pay raise.”
New York Daily News
Glenn Blain reports: “The state’s inability to pay its bills on time cost taxpayers nearly $2 million during the past budget year, a new report found.”
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