Morning Read, Upstate: Murphy and Class, Goat Investigation Proceeds, High-Speed Rail

After rehiring top aide Bill Cunningham, Paterson freezes salaries in the Executive Chamber.

That change eliminates a 3 percent raise.

Paterson and other officials unveiled a $10.7 billion “wish list” for rail projects in New York.

It’s not something that can be thrown together quickly.

The Buffalo News believes Paterson’s renewed commitment to economic development projects in the region.

The F.B.I. is probing publicly funded retreats to Lake Placid hosted by former representative John Sweeney.

Barbara Bartoletti recalls that the Capitol was “like a funeral home” the day Eliot Spitzer was linked to a prostitution ring.

Meeting with the Poughkeepsie Journal editorial board, Jim Tedisco and Scott Murphy sparred over earmarks.

Bob Conner wrote about the editorial board meeting through the lens of class and described Scott Murphy as a “sensible bourgeois technocrat.” Then he quoted Yeats.

Murphy held a press conference later in Saratoga Springs.

Greg Ball says the dead goat investigation is proceeding.

New York’s unemployment rate could climb to 10 percent, the labor commissioner thinks.

Rallies are planned statewide to protest increased S.U.N.Y. tuition.

Environmental Conservation officials say that wind power projects need to be mindful of rare birds.

There is concern that department will have enough staff to oversee gas drilling in the Southern Tier.

And below, a video from the Working Families Party asking how much people pay in income taxes:

Morning Read, Upstate: Murphy and Class, Goat Investigation Proceeds, High-Speed Rail