LIVING WAGE ADVOCATES LIVID OVER KINGSBRIDGE DEAL: Supporters of the living wage bill, which would apply to development projects with upwards of $1 million in city subsidies, were furious with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.s decision to strike a deal with Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the Kingsbridge Armory:


* Gov. Andrew Cuomo is unlikely to pursue a repeal of the Triborough Amendment this year as part of his mandate relief effort, the Wall Street Journal writes:

* A rift is beginning to form between Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, stemming from their disagreement over landing $700 million in federal education funding, the Daily News reports:

* After getting 20,000 public comments more than state environmental officials have ever received on an issue state officials are finalizing hydrofracking rules, the New York Times says:

* Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jrs agreement to reopen the bidding at the vacant Kingsbridge Armory may be motivated by a desire to win backing from the business community for a possible run for public advocate, the New York Post writes:

* Senate Republicans are taking their no new taxes pledge to heart by rebuffing efforts of local county legislators who typically have had sway over their local tax matters to raise taxes, the Times Union says:

* The Bloomberg administration wants hydrofracking to be kept as much as seven miles from the citys upstate water pipeline, the News writes: