Elsewhere: M.T.A. Inertia, Golden Pacifier, More Flu

gilli nee  Elsewhere: M.T.A. Inertia, Golden Pacifier, More FluMartha Stark resigned.

The M.T.A. saga lumbers along: Liz says the bill that passed committee today may or may not reset the clock.

There could be another fare hike soon, because the M.T.A. deficit is growing.

Meanwhile, in addition to angry taxi drivers, there were same-sex marriage advocates protesting in Albany.

Here are highlights of the enacted budget.

Kirsten Gillibrand was awarded the Golden Pacifier.

Another court upheld Michael Bloomberg's term-limits extension, which officially makes it almost official.

A writer at Planet Albany is skeptical about David Paterson's ability to do anything about property taxes.

In case you missed it, here's a comprehensive account of the community meeting where the Gowanus Superfund issue, as well as others, was discussed.

There is a rally against M.T.A. hikes and cuts from 5:30 to 7:30 today, so hurry.

The Long Island City Alliance is holding a community meeting about possible high rises in Hallet's Cove.

Obama has an impressive 68 percent approval rating.

Senator Arlen Specter became a Democrat again today; here's a roundup of coverage.

In Swine flu news, the virus is appearing all over the world.

The C.D.C. is tweeting about it, which seems a little casual.

Our Homeland Security secretary is not locking down the borders.

More cases are turning up in Fresh Meadows, and possible ones in a school on the Upper West Side.

Incidentally, this is what else is happening in Fresh Meadows.