Mid-Morning Read: Paterson’s Meeting, Bloomberg’s Poll, Hackshaw’s Candidacy

Kirsten Gillibrand comes from a political family, like other statewide elected officials.

Joe Biden gave Gillibrand's nephews high-fives at her swearing-in.

Wall Street bonuses suffered a record decline.

State budget talks are stalled because there are still questions about how Gillibrand was selected.

Replacement parks won't be ready in the Bronx until 2011.

Jim Tedisco is running, but there's still no date for a special election to replace Gillibrand.

Hillary Clinton says she won’t get dragged into political infighting.

Criminal charges against Antonia Novello a "slam dunk," a source tells Fred Dicker.

Novello's allegedly improper activities cost the state $50,000 in overtime pay.

SUNY is getting closer to picking a new chancellor.

Roger Toussaint is not seeking re-election as president of the Transport Workers Union.

Dennis Delano, former State Senate candidate, was called a "rogue cop" during a departmental discipline hearing.

Ray Kelly says crime won’t rise.

Michael Goodwin wants David Paterson to bounce back and prevent legislatures from totally running Albany.

David Weprin isn’t finished with the city’s goose problem.

Yet another swearing-in ceremony for Representative Eric Massa.

Chuck Schumer was really pumped for that event.

John Hall has a "welcome back to Congress" fund-raiser.

There’s a sexual harassment lawsuit against the mayor of Spring Valley.

A union representing state troopers denounces a judicial candidate they say has a history of suing cops.

Long Island public schools could benefit from the federal stimulus package.

Charlie Rangel is on a diet.

And Bill Thompson has a video about opposing tolls on the East River bridges.