Morning Read, Upstate: M.T.A., Property Taxes, Pataki Part Deux

David Paterson isn’t wild about a $1 taxi surcharge.
State Senate leaders support any M.T.A. bailout that can pass, regardless of the merits.
Bill Hammond says Smith’s M.T.A. plan is the “latest in a series of rotten eggs.”
“We are open to amendments,” one key senator said of the bill.
Policy makers in that chamber have drafted a report that recommends resurrecting the New York City Board of Education, or something like it.
To curb rising property taxes, David Paterson is trying to enforce a “pay-as-you-go” system.
Buffalo Pundit said it’s a “baby step.”

Morning Read, Upstate: M.T.A., Property Taxes, Pataki Part Deux