NEW THIS MORNING

CUOMO AND BLOOMBERG, TOGETHER AGAIN: In our new issue, City & State looks at how Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are repairing their relationship as they both try to reform education (http://bit.ly/zC0cHS). We also look at the cavalcade of Brooklyn political battles (http://bit.ly/yOtHkL) and talk with MTA chief Joe Lhota (http://bit.ly/xVh4RX) and NY1 host Errol Louis (http://bit.ly/wQ5RWR). Those stories and the rest of our issue are on our website at www.cityandstateny.com.

GREG MEEKS DECLARES WAR ON THE NEW YORK POST: Queens Rep. Greg Meeks says hes going to fight back against the Post this year for a series of negative stories he claims are hit jobs against him: http://bit.ly/zoZNWU

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is pushing for the legalization of gambling, included budget language to bar lawmakers, government staff and political party officials from having a stake in casinos, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/yOdIkM

* If the Legislature gets another on-time budget and pushes through a substantive agenda, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says hell back a pay raise for lawmakers, the Posts Fred Dicker reports: http://nyp.st/Af1zOd

* Sources tell the Post that Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are in close contact over pension reform and the teachers union, marking a thaw in their icy relationship: http://nyp.st/y4tzH9

* Internet entrepreneur Marc Cenedella, a potential challenger to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, had a blog that included racy posts about women, sex and drugs, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/wkjraj

* New Yorks Senate Republicans have a nearly 5-to-1 advantage over Democrats in campaign funds, which could help them protect their narrow majority, writes the Times Union: http://bit.ly/w5wV1E

* Crime has gone up in the Queens precinct where the Resorts World casino recently opened, though its unclear whether there is any link, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/wFINYN

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