A federal court judge struck down Prop. 8 – California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

A New York federal judge ruled the FDNY’s hiring test is unfair to minority applicants and 300 applicants who have already taken it can’t be offered jobs.

Caroline Giuliani was busted for shoplifting at a Sephora near her E. 86th Street home.

Wayne Barrett reports: “The NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation has suspended a pediatric nurse in connection with the investigation of the domestic violence case involving Governor Paterson and his onetime top aide, David Johnson.”

“New Yorkers will not be getting Cuomo, the Sequel.”

The CBC breaks down the (finally finished) 2010-2011 budget.

Hillary Clinton’s mother-of-the-bride dress was very…um…flowery.

Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. threw money at some protestors and then accused them of behavior that bordered on criminal harassment.

Mayor Bloomberg and fellow rich people have pledged to eventually give away most of their money.

Bloomberg doesn’t think New York’s move to halve charitable deductions for the very wealthy will catch on because “it’s really hard to see how other states can be so stupid.”

Harry Wilson is fundraising off tabloid stories that question state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s fiscal acumen.

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn is going to bat for community gardens.

More where that came from, courtesy of EJ McMahon, who called the budget “shaky”.

The state Business Council isn’t a fan of the budget, either.

Rick Lazio insisted he’ll be able to get Cuomo under 50 percent.

There’s a GOP revolt brewing in Brooklyn.

The Gay City News is backing Lynn Nunes against Sen. Shirley Huntley, but Fight Back NY isn’t getting involved due to a “limited resources”.

Assemblyman Jonathan Bing was endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice NY, the Empire State Pride Agenda, and the New York League of Conservation Voters. (No link).

Legislative leaders are feeling good about FMAP.

Jay Townsend thinks Bloomberg should stop trying to be so politically correct.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney went negative.

This is a serious stretch.