The Morning Read: April 24, 2006

The Times reports that George Pataki is offering last minute compromises to avoid a budget fight.

The Sun writes about the Spitzer-Silver relationship.

The Post reports that Sheldon Silver opposes granting candidates automatic ballot spots in the September primary if they are unable to garner 25% of support at the Democratic convention.

And Newsday reports on Peter King facing a challenge.

—Nicole Brydson