Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to express his “great disappointment” with the governor’s push “for passage of the radical Reproductive Health Act in a state that has an abortion rate double the national average.”

Here’s a copy of the floor speech IDC leader Jeff Klein delivered today – Day One of coalition government in the Senate.

There’s no gun deal yet.

Cuomo’s SOS is competing for headlines with two accidents in NYC: A ferry boat crash and a crane collapse.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who has a rivalry of sorts with Cuomo, delivered his State of the State address today, too.

Malloy choked up over the Sandy Hook massacre, and said the state will study what changes to gun laws and mental-health policies will be needed to prevent future school shootings. (Unlike Cuomo, he offered no specifics).

Newsday laments the loss of the Assembly majority leader post to its hometown assemblyman, Bob Sweeney, to upstater Joe Morelle.

The White House has rejected an on-line petition to deport CNN’s Piers Morgan for attacking the 2nd Amendment, which garnered 109,334 signatures since it went up on Dec. 21.

US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigned today from the Obama administration.

A new study from the Rockefeller Institute finds New York state government is indeed practically recession-proof.

…This comes at a time when the president faces criticism for remaking his inner circle to be all-male.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Attorney General Eric Holder will remain with the administration in their current posts.

The five NYC GOP county leaders are scheduled to meet for a “reasonably high stakes” get together to discuss their multitude of potential mayoral candidates.

NYC Speaker Christine Quinn has hired Matt Tepper, a former public school teacher who worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, to manage her soon-to-be-announced campaign for mayor.

Bill Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council.

Soon-to-be-former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton eschews the word “retierment,” but says she’s definitely “stepping off the fast track for a little while.”