Morning Read, Upstate: State Senate Budget Approach, Jim Tedisco’s Second Half

David Paterson loses another staffer.

He announced an affordable health insurance measure for Syracuse.

In Rochester, his welcome was mixed.

He got an earful of concerns and not many ideas at SUNY Geneseo.

At Day Two of the Darren Dopp hearings, the case is made that he had documents re-written.

An emergency M.T.A. board meeting will be held today.

In the State Senate, budget committees are "intended," and fiercely debated.

Tom Precious seems somewhat skeptical about this idea.

The Waterdown Daily Times is explicitly skeptical.

A congressional hearing on a contaminated site in suburban Albany.

A group calls for prison health care to be improved.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown goes to Washington.

After a bad poll, Jim Tedisco says he will take control of his campaign and go positive.

"I look at this as a basketball game," he told the Times Union. "This is the second half…we don't need overtime. We're going to win.

Bob Conner says it's because Tedisco has been turned into a "caricature" by his campaign.

Scott Murphy has contributed in the past to State Senator Betty Little, who is related to his wife's family.

And below, a video of Jim Tedisco talks about how he will change his campaign message: