* Gov. Andrew Cuomo has created multiple new commissions, councils and work groups despite a pledge to reduce the size of government, the Wall Street Journal reports:

* City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been the primary sponsor of only 2 out of more than 800 bills since 2010 because of her reluctance to support any legislation that could jeopardize her mayoral bid, the Daily News reports:

* A new Siena poll finds 78 percent of New Yorkers support increasing the state’s minimum wage, voters are split on campaign finance reform and disapprove of giving legislators pay raises:

* Cuomo is willing to support a pay hike for legislators, possibly in exchange for abolishing the states per-diem system for lawmakers, but only if it is passed this session, the Posts Fred Dicker writes:

* Political operatives say Cuomo has to run in 2016 if he plans to make a bid for president, and his chances improve if Hillary Clinton chooses not to run, the Daily News reports:

* New Yorkers will begin voting Tuesday on the first set of school budgets drafted under Cuomos tax cap, the Journal says:

* The New York State United Teachers union has a budget deficit of at least $8.5 million, the Daily News says:

* A well-known gay activist has been hosting fundraisers to help State Sen. Roy McDonald in his re-election campaign, the Times-Union reports:

* New York City may turn over operation of its roughly 39,000 parking meters to a private company, the Journal writes:

* Eastman Kodak ran a nuclear reactor for three decades out of a Rochester business park, the Ithaca Journal writes: