NEW THIS MORNING

NEW THIS MORNING:

* City Comptroller John Lius approval rating has plummeted to 38 percent from its May level of 57 percent, according to a Quinnipiac poll released today: http://bit.ly/vx8DdB

* The citys Panel for Educational Policy approved Eva Moskowitzs plan for a charter school in Brooklyn, aiding her quest to expand into the citys affluent neighborhoods, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/tD25vV

* Three-quarters of state school districts would have gone over Gov. Andrew Cuomos property tax cap had the law been in place this year, the Ithaca Journal writes: http://ithacajr.nl/vwVeVj

* Cuomo admitted that many potential appointees to his new ethics panel turned him down, because of Albanys bad reputation, the Times-Union writes: http://bit.ly/ts0kSe

* FBI Director Robert Mueller has had difficulty convincing employees not to criticize the NYPD over its handling of the Jose Pimentel terror case, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/ulwciS

* The MTA wants transit workers to do more subway cleaning, which could become an issue as the transit workers union enters contract negotiations next month, the News writes: http://nydn.us/sKiEhQ

* Robert DeNiro is cohosting a fundraiser for Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menins campaign for Manhattan borough president, the New York Post writes: http://nyp.st/vdoq5A

* Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who was arrested during the citys raid of Zuccotti Park last month, is featured in Time Magazines Man of the Year salute to protesters: http://ti.me/sbrB3v

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