Morning Read: Austere Inaugural

Andrew Cuomo will hold an “austere inaugural” ceremony.

David Chen thinks a Republican state Senate might make his job easier.

Chuck Schumer said last week’s showing by the Democratic caucus was “a microcosm” or what’s to come.

Will that mean reluctantly following the White House?

Mike Lupica is calling on the Senate to pass the Zadroga bill.

Schumer wants distributing body scans to be illegal.

“Don’t judge someone that you haven’t even met,” cautioned Cathie Black in her first interview.

Fred Dicker wonders if Sheldon Silver really wants to lead his conference in the Assembly.

Republican Bob Cohen is set to concede to Democrat Suzi Oppenheimer in their Westchester state Senate race. 

The state Legislature might reach an OTB deal after all.

East Harlem Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viteiro said frisks are an “unnecessary infringement on people’s rights.”

Mayor Bloomberg made a Ricky Martin joke at the Toy Party last night.

One of Eric Massa’s former aides has settled his lawsuit.