Morning Read, Upstate: The 12th Day of Senate Coup

Negotiations over the leadership of the State Senate almost devolved into blows between Jeff Klein and Pedro Espada Jr.
Both sides of the fight seem to have figured out a way to get paid. David Paterson says he “doesn’t see why” they should.
Democrats balked from their attempt to legally restrain Espada. Separately, he said he was being unfairly attacked based on his ethnicity.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver isn’t keen to revisit mayoral school control.
The News laments that running the State Senate this week cost about $1.78 million.
Republicans play a regionalist card.
Investigations are looking at Responsible New York, including backer Tom Golisano and aide Steve Pigeon.

Morning Read, Upstate: The 12th Day of Senate Coup