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Gov. Cuomo said yesterday that he would add a rebate for urban renters as part of his property tax credit plan, which was previously criticized as unfairly benefiting upstate and suburban constituents. The program would now direct at least $290 million to New York City households over three years, although details are still unclear. The administration is also unspecific about how the cuts will be paid for.

IN THE GOTHAM GAZETTE — A Strategy for Paving the Way to Fewer Traffic Fatalities: What stops the city from enacting measures to stop traffic carnage? In one word: Albany. By David Howard King. READ MORE Want A Minute With The Next Mayor? Imagine for a moment that you’ve got a minute of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's time. What should be his top priorities as the next mayor? We're crowdsourcing your responses on our website — so sound off and let your voice be heard. #deblasiosnewyork

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City Agrees To Remove Mold In Public Housing More Quickly (NY Times)

De Blasio’s Shadow Transition Team (Capital)

$1.3 Billion Hike In School Aid Proposed (Albany Times Union)

Deadline For Fracking Study Delayed (NY Times)

New York Sees Huge Health Exchange Enrollment Jump (Capital)

Young, Liberal Council Members Aim To Shake Institution Up (Wall Street Journal)

Civilian Complaint Board's First Stop-And-Frisk Case (NY Post)

Forest City Unloads Atlantic Yards Stake (Crain's)

Doctors Say Pedestrian Injuries Continue Rising In Queens (Daily News)

Riders Complain Station Is Still Dump After $19 Million Investment (Daily News)

Thompson Thinks Bratton Will Be Better This Time Around (Politicker)

Bloomberg To Promote Legacy Over Next Two Weeks (Wall Street Journal)

Today's Report

The Safety Of Railroad Bridges Statewide
An audit by the state comptroller's office found that the Department Of Transportation's railroad bridge inspection program doesn't sufficiently monitor whether dozens of railroad companies comply with its inspection and reporting requirements for the almost 3,000 railroad bridges across the state they own or have maintenance responsibility for. (read the full report)