NEW THIS MORNING

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Whether or not the Senate Democrats regain the majority this fall, Senate Minority Leader John Sampsons tenure heading the conference will likely come to an end in 2013 due to a number of failures of leadership, the Daily News Ken Lovett reports: http://nydn.us/KqFIWV

* As legislation to raise New Yorks minimum wage faces strong opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, several liberal advocates and lawmakers are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to work more assertively for its passage, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/JJ0B44

* The Civil Service Employees Association may kill Cuomos much-touted plan for an office to prosecute or discipline workers abusing people with mental disabilities who are under state care unless they get an absurd giveback, the Posts Fred Dicker writes: http://nyp.st/K6iCWN

* A new study from New York City Comptroller John Lius office says that the wealthiest 1 percent of New York City residents took in nearly one-third of the personal income in the city in 2009 almost double the comparable proportion nationwide, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/JJ21f1

* With the Nassau County Police Department stung by a series of scandals, its police commissioner wants to have the power to fire his own officers, something few New York law-enforcement chiefs have, the Wall Street Journal says: http://on.wsj.com/KVismk

* Cuomo bluntly told officials from the New York Racing Association on Friday that the organization needed to shape and quickly come up with a plan to reform itself, the Times Union writes: http://bit.ly/K4zXR9

WEEKEND ROUNDUP:

* Council Speaker Christine Quinn wore a sweeping white gown while marrying her longtime girlfriend Kim Catullo on Saturday in one of the most high-profile same-sex weddings of an elected official, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/KT6b1X

* The Post reveals some defendants and other details of sexual and child abuse cases involving ultra Orthodox Jews, while Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes continues to keep the names secret: http://nyp.st/KE0T7I

* Former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is supporting primary foes of the four state Senate Republicans who voted for same-sex marriage, saying he is going after those who broke promises, the Buffalo News reports: http://bit.ly/KFis7z

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