The Morning Read: Thursday, October 11, 2007

Two of the 12 members of the Commission on Public Integrity disclosed conflicts of interest.

Democrats in the state Senate considered asking the IRS to investigate Joe Bruno.

Eliot Spitzer seemed to resist the notion of testifying about Troopergate, saying yesterday, “More ink, more wasted time is just going to drag it out.”

Spitzer unveiled a major economic plan for upstate.

The New York Post has more on our report about Anthony Weiner’s reservations about Spitzer’s driver’s license plan.

Christine Quinn leaves open the possibility of tweaking term limits.

A spokesman for Ron Lauder, the guy who helped get term limits passed in New York City, said he’ll defend the current law “by all means necessary.”

Quinn may have stopped a public hearing on a bill that supports Barack Obama’s legislation.

Steve Chapman of Reason magazine writes that Hillary Clinton is lifting some ideas from Republicans.

Hillary Clinton is leading comfortably in three swing states.

She fund-raised in Boston with the help of the Goo Goo Dolls.

Some Christian leaders have a problem with Rudy Giuliani.

An upstate Republican Assemblyman said the FBI is investigating whether a former staffer stole confidential polling information from the member’s private email account.

A Republican town board member in Islip switched to the Democratic Party.

And Councilwoman Jessica Lappin gets profiled.