From the NY Post:
Don't mess with Ed Koch's legacy.
City Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Queens) got that message when Council Speaker Christine Quinn slashed his annual discretionary funding -- a move widely seen as punishment for his vehement opposition to renaming the Queensboro Bridge in honor of the former mayor.
Vallone saw a 42 percent drop in district earmarks -- from more than $1.4 million last year to $838,321 in the budget that took effect last week.
By comparison, the overall discretionary budget dipped by only 2.3 percent --from $395 million to $386 million.
"I would hope that children were not punished because I represented the will of the people of Queens, and I don't believe that happened," Vallone said.
Several sources said Quinn was furious at Vallone for stealing her State of the City speech thunder in February by holding a nearly simultaneous impromptu press conference opposing the bridge renaming.