The Morning Read: Wednesday, April 11, 2007

New York City’s buildings produce too much carbon dioxide, according to a new report from Mayor Bloomberg.

City water rates are expected to rise.

Former Newark mayor Sharpe James is leaving politics.

The teachers union may try to grade mayoral control.

The head of the UFT has an op-ed in support of a whistleblower bill being heard in the City Council.

Errol Louis says that said Don Imus’ remarks were “sneering contempt for black achievement, playing out the worst fear of many black professionals.”

Rudy Giuliani said he forgives Imus, and would reappear on his show.

Bill Hammond thinks Eliot Spitzer could learn a thing or two from Andrew Cuomo.

Part of the pressure on Spitzer to negotiate a budget by the April 1 deadline was the fact that more money was coming into the state coffers, which would have made it harder to cut state spending.

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi went to the Mets game in an official county car.

“The problem with Obama’s reformist message is that it prevents him from singling out Bush and the GOP in a way that’s very satisfying,” wrote Naom Scheiber in TNR [subscription].

And there’s now a “real-time display of the catastrophic accidents, violent weather and epidemic outbreaks unfolding across the globe.”

– Azi Paybarah