Morning Read: M.T.A. Fallout, the Absence of Baez

Michael Bloomberg expressed concern about raising taxes on New Yorkers making more than $500,000.
It’s been evident for awhile, but today the Times reports that Democrats in New York know they have a leadership vacuum.
This may partially explain it.
Michael Daly complains, “[David] Paterson had no real duties at all, right up to the day he replaced Spitzer.”
Andrew Cuomo said nine of the top 10 bonus recipients at A.I.G. will give the money back; he won’t release the names of people who do.
Out of 20 “big wigs” at the company, 15 agreed to give back the entirety of their bonuses.

Morning Read: M.T.A. Fallout, the Absence of Baez