Eliot and Silda Wall Spitzer quietly filed for a contested divorce after their lawyers were unable to bring their 26-year union to an amicable end.

UPDATE: A spokeswoman issued the following statement on behalf of Wall and Spitzer: “All issues between us have been resolved and are uncontested.”

NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito skirted local campaign finance limits by opening a 2017 account with the state board of elections and using it to fund her speaker race.

A coalition of good-government, political and church groups are pushing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use his executive budget power to establish public financing of campaigns.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie vs. Zack Fink. True story.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the media is aggressively pursuing Christie’s bridgegate scandal to assist his main 2016 rival: Hillary Clinton.

At the behest of the NRCC, Warren County DA Kate Hogan is considering a run in NY-21.

The scandal hasn’t yet had much of an impact on Christie’s poll numbers.

A coalition of leading liberal groups will launch a major campaign for legislation allowing municipalities in New York to set their own minimum wages.

Cuomo has appointed Lynn Marinelli, a longtime Erie County legislator, to a post with Empire State Development.

Assemblyman Steve Katz has introduced a new bill that specifically outlaws driving while “using a wearable computer with a head-mounted display.”

A third of New York superintendents expect their school districts to reach financial insolvency within four years, a new survey found.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a new effort to reduce the number of traffic fatalities to zero and increase penalties for reckless driving.

REBNY’s 2014 agenda includes the Midtown East rezoning plan that failed in the final days of the Bloomberg administration.

De Blasio is attending REBNY’s gala tomorrow night.

Maureen Dowd compared de Blasio’s handling of forkgate to “Zosia Mamet’s mega-rambling character, fellow Brooklynite Shoshanna Shapiro, on a recent ‘Girls.'”

The New York Times does not know who purchased a full-page pro-Mike Bloomberg ad that ran last year.

Sen. John DeFrancisco sides with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner on the (now failed?) sports arena project.

New York City has agreed to pay $18 million to settle dozens of lawsuits filed by protesters and others who say they were wrongly arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Sen. Kathy Marchione launched a new petition to repeal the SAFE Act.

The Nassau County Democratic Committee reported no money in its two main campaign accounts this week although party officials said an infusion of cash yesterday boosted their coffers to more than $41,000.

A judge has ruled that the single courtroom Armonk can’t handle the drugged-driving trial of Kerry Kennedy, so the case must be moved to White Plains.

The Texas woman who the FBI says illegally donated more than $10,000 to Rep. Michael Grimm is relying on a former G-man who shares an FBI background with Grimm and who has ties to Staten Island to keep her out of jail