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.

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