Morning Read, Upstate: Paterson’s Pension Battle, No Immediate Ethics Action

Legislative leaders say they’re largely on the same page, but that the issue of government ethics enforcement won’t be resolved until the fall.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver offered his own proposal, and David Paterson said he would put his own legislation on the back burner.
Paterson vetoed a pension extender pushed by police and firefighter unions.
By doing this, Paterson is declaring war on some powerful labor interests, but winning praise from some fiscal conservatives.
Paterson is, after all, the least popular governor in the country.
The Times Union is reporting that this veto has stalled a deal to avoid public employee layoffs, offering state workers buyouts instead.