Morning Read, Upstate: More M.T.A. Woes, Murphy Gets Sworn In

A Texas financier will be likely indicted today in the ongoing probe of an alleged pay-to-play scheme using the state's pension fund.

The M.T.A. has raised the possibility of a second fare hike this year.

The "beyond doomsday" scenario could end 24-hour service in some areas.

Malcolm Smith is not going to Puerto Rico because his wife and daughter are sick.

The Daily News accuses senators of "acts of clownishness."

Smith also said he called Michael Bloomberg to assure him that a report on mayoral control of schools was nothing more than a draft.

John Faso, former Republican gubernatorial candidate, joins the Joe Mondello pile on.

State Senator Eric Schneiderman says micro-stamping bullets is a "tough on crime" measure.

David Paterson questions Fred Dicker's sourcing for columns about his relationship with Malcolm Smith.

Paterson's plan to deal with property taxes isn't moving very rapidly.

In Buffalo, the governor said international trade was the answer.

Scott Murphy was sworn in as a congressman.

He will sit on the Agriculture and Armed Services committees.

The flu epidemic puts all eyes on Tom Frieden.

More cell phone service is coming to the upper stretches of the Northway.

The Broome County Democratic chairman is resigning.

And below, video of Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos saying with a straight face that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver never plays politics: