Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo doesn’t pay property taxes because the house in which he lives in Westchester belongs to his girlfriend, Sandra Lee.

The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal AND the Zadroga cloture vote failed in the US Senate.

Mayor Bloomberg praised President Obama in front of US Education Secretary Arne Duncan and insisted (again) that he’s not running in 2012.

Gov. David Paterson apologized to The Jewish Week for eliminating the state’s kosher food inspection unit, but said budget cuts forced him to do so.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is willing to give Cuomo “political cover.”

Josh Greenman: Bipartisanship is not a one man game.

Where is Rep. Scott Murphy, who still has three weeks left in public life? It’s tough to tell.

Paterson warned other OTBs could be on the chopping block, and the Assembly scheduled a hearing for next Wednesday on the subject.

NYC Schools Chancellor-in-waiting Cathie Black gave the DN a preview of layoffs.

The latest bad schools list is out.

More details about Gregg Birnbaum’s departure from the NY Post.

Norman Seabrook is off the MTA Board.

NYC will start charging private hospitals for ambulances.

The Seneca Nation might delay solution of their casino compact dispute until Cuomo takes office.

Judicial Watch is suing the Bloomberg administration for Ground Zero mosque-related documents.

Bloomberg declined to extend the Priority 7 voucher program – a move that won’t sit well with the Orthodox community.