Morning Read, Upstate: Farewell Empire State Games, Tedisco

David Paterson may call an extraordinary session to deal with the M.T.A.’s deficit.
The Daily News writes, “The end of mass transit as this city has known it is a direct consequence of the abysmal way Albany lawmakers choose to do business.”
Federal stimulus money will be spent on a $2.4 million pedestrian bridge over the Hudson River.
The state budget is wending its way through the State Senate.
Many upstate Democrats voted against it in the Assembly.
The Empire State Games are officially off.
Exempt managers in the state will have their pay frozen.