NEW THIS MORNING

NO MEGA-MILLIONS, BUT FUNDS UNCLAIMED FOR NEW YORK POLS: There is more than $11 billion in Unclaimed Funds, which date back to 1940, according to the comptrollers office. The list of New York politicos who are owed money is long and illustrious, and in some cases notorious: http://bit.ly/HkbFkH

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Andrew Cuomos approval ratings are still sky-high, but voters disapprove of the secretive, closed-door budget negotiations and of the governors decision to let legislators draw their own district lines, a new Quinnipiac poll says: http://bit.ly/HTyuNu

* The company the Cuomo administration has hired to design the states healthcare exchange has experienced delays and cost overruns on other projects in New York and elsewhere, the Wall Street Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/HSvqMf

* A legislative pay raise could be on the horizon, with state lawmakers pointing out the benefits and none ruling it out after another on-time budget, writes the Times Union: http://bit.ly/HfxwMS

* The states legislative redistricting task force is set to receive $1.9 million in funding next year, even though the state agreed to replace it with an independent, bipartisan commission, the Times Union reports: http://bit.ly/Hdo6z0

* Prosecutors have not been able to flip two defendants who are facing charges in connection with City Comptroller John Lius fundraising scandal, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/HJ2b1f

* Westchester County and the federal government are still at odds over the implementation of a 2009 plan to boost affordable housing and promote racial and economic integration, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/HcigdM

* Former schools chancellors Joel Klein and Michelle Rhee have formed a statewide group to counter the influence of teachers unions in the 2013 New York City mayoral election, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/HdhQsm

* The race to replace Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is heating up, with Councilwoman Letitia James sparring with former de Blasio staffer Reshma Saujani and state Sen. Daniel Squadron also interested, the Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/HdmuGY

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