Tuesday, April 24, 2012



* New York is considering relinquishing oversight of developmental disability programs to an outside group, after the current oversight agency issued a report charging it could not effectively advocate for the disabled, the New York Times reports:

* Consumers are paying more for healthcare because of insurers' switch to Medicare-based reimbursement, an unexpected consequence of a 2009 settlement brokered by then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Times writes:

* City Council Speaker Christine Quinn increased her lead in the Democratic primary to 32 percent in a NY1/Marist poll, the New York Post writes:

* U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing the embattled General Services Administration on its planned but delayed lease at 1 World Trade Center, the Post reports:

* John McCain is trying to convince Mayor Michael Bloomberg to back Mitt Romney in the presidential race, the Post writes:

* A Daily News poll finds 46 percent of New Yorkers want Ray Kelly to run for mayor:

* State Sen. Jeff Klein is partnering with Dr. Mehmet Oz in a bid to outlaw psychedelic drugs available on the Internet, the Daily News writes:


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