The Morning Read: August 2, 2006

The Times reports a letter to the board of elections from Stephen Minarik accuses Andrew Cuomo of receiving “substantial unreported and, in certain cases, illegal in-kind contributions.”

The Sun reports that a company targeted by Eliot Spitzer last year, offered a close friend $1 million for a meeting with the Attorney General.

The Albany Times Union reports that over two dozen media outlets, including itself, have filed a lawsuit against Sheldon Silver and Joe Bruno for violating “the state Freedom of Information Law by refusing to disclose which lawmakers asked for specific grants for community projects.”

—Nicole Brydson