The Morning Read: April 28, 2006

The Daily News reports that Adele Cohen has not decided if she will seek re-election; and on the difference between Bloomberg and Pataki on abortion.

The Post reports on Bill Thompson’s audit of the medical firm which provides services to New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS; and the City Council descended into NASCAR chaos.

The Sun reports on Bill Weld, who is expected to walk away with the Libertarian line on Saturday.

The Albany Times Union reports on Eliot Spitzer suing the EPA; national Democrats are focusing on the 20th congressional district; and Ada Smith will go to trial.

—Nicole Brydson

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