NJ Gov Chris Christie threw a top aide under the bus over the George Washington Bridge scandal, saying he was “mislead” over his administration’s involvement in lane closures last fall.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his election-year State of the State address to tout the success of his first three years in office, saying “the proof is in the pudding.”

Cuomo set a swift timeline for casino developer selection, and announced the president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Mark Gearan, will head the  state’s Gaming Commission.

Scandal-scarred Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak did not attend the State of the State, but will reportedly be in Albany for the first session day Monday.

A plan by AT&T Inc to explain how it shares some customer information with government agencies may not be enough to restore public trust, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says.

Cuomo may no longer be interested in this issue, but Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson has renewed his campaign pledge to treat possession of as much as 15 grams of marijuana as a violation instead of a misdemeanor.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is making his Hollywood debut with a cameo on Amazon’s “Alpha House.”

New NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is vowing to remain independent from her highest profile supporter, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

De Blasio said Mark-Viverito will be “a great partner in government.”

The winners and losers of the NYC Council speaker fight.

The new mayor invoked his Italian heritage as he tried to bond with leaders in Albany.

De Blasio is having a fight over charter schools with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani called de Blasio’s ideas not “progessive” at all, but “retrogressive.”

Rep. Charlie Rangel appealed a judge’s decision throwing out the lawsuit challenging his censure by the House.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy wasn’t the only House Democrat to announce her retirement today.

Harold Ickes, the former adviser in the Bill Clinton White House, has been elected chairman of the board of the Garden City-based law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein.

Rep. Brian Higgins is calling for an investigation into what led to an ice jam build up and flooding along the Niagara River during the blizzard which recently hit the Western New York area.

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords went skydiving to mark the three-year anniversary of the shooting that left her severely injured.

Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s old communications director, Stu Loeser, is again handling media for his ex-boss.