Morning Read, Upstate: Paterson and Guilt, More Budget Work Looms

On Swine Flu, Paterson tells New Yorkers, “[T]his is not time for alarm, but it’s time to be alert.”

Two Chautauqua County residents were tested for the disease.

Over 2,000 people rallied in Albany for same-sex marriage.

David Paterson said opponents of the measure are motivated by “guilt.” Whatever that means.

Some religious leaders accused him of “bigotry” and “Catholic-baiting.”

State Senate Democrats hired another local person for a $90,000-a-year job at the Buffalo office.

A businessman in Glens Falls questions Representative-elect Scott Murphy’s local bona fides.

The Senate’s M.T.A. bailout bill won’t be voted on until next week.

Michael Bloomberg, Randi Weingarten and Kathy Wylde signed a letter calling for state action on the M.T.A.

Teachers unions have donated heavily to the Senate Democratic caucus, as a debate over mayoral control of schools looms.

The Daily News doesn’t think it would be a good idea to resurrect the Board of Education.

Paterson signed a law authorizing red-light cameras on Long Island.

Large budget deficits loom.

Battered on many fronts, Joe Mondello remains optimistic.

Two Finger Lakes lawmakers are demanding a review of the closure of the Butler prison.

A grand jury is probing a fatal fire at a state-run group home.

Representative Eric Massa will support the Credit Card Consumer Bill of Rights.

And above, John DeRosier’s cartoon from today’s Times Union, ripping Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.

Morning Read, Upstate: Paterson and Guilt, More Budget Work Looms