The Morning Read: May 18, 2006

The Sun writes that New York State spending has grown to its fastest rate since the Rockefeller administration.

And in the race for governor, the Times reports that Republicans are attempting to derail John Faso’s bid for governor.

Tom Suozzi accuses Eliot Spitzer of conflict.

The Albany Times Union has Faso winning endorsements.

And Newsday has Faso leading the GOP.

—Nicole Brydson