Morning Read, Upstate: Aubertine Out

New Jersey. Whoa.

The Post says federal indictments need not stop at the Hudson's western bank.

State Senator Darrel Aubertine, considered the best Democratic candidate for a Congressional seat in the North Country, announced he will not run.

Other potential candidates have not submitted paperwork to Democratic leaders indicating interest, and it's unclear how flexible party leaders will be with a deadline.

Conservatives are not pleased with the Republican candidate, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who one referred to as a "little Assemblywoman."

Democrats in the State Senate once again blasted Michael Bloomberg's ideas of school governance, and State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. got in a debate with reporters.

("This is not anti-mayoral control. This is pro-parent," Espada said of the purpose of the rally.)

"We should be happy that we have two women running for this seat," wrote Liz Abzug, daughter of the late congresswoman, in a letter to Kirsten Gillibrand urging her to cease efforts to halt a primary by Representative Carolyn Maloney.

Gillibrand is having trouble getting a ban on the "don't ask, don't tell" policy through the Senate.

Dan Janison writes that the ongoing challenge to the constitutionality of Richard Ravtich's appointment could be a problem for gubernatorial succession.

Through buyouts, the state hopes to reduce its workforce by 4,500.

David Paterson and other politicos will be in Malta today to break ground on a $4.2 billion chip fabrication plant.

Paterson vetoed a bill that would have allowed mid-semester adjustments to tuition assistance payments.

Representative Eric Massa v. Fox News.

Assemblyman Greg Ball's campaign platform for Congress: DWI is bad, illegal immigration is bad.

And below, a video of State Senator Carl Kruger pointing out what he sees as the flaws in mayoral control of schools: