Morning Read: Cut the Fat, Build the Muscle

Liberals offered mostly praise for Barack Obama’s budget plan.

Reactions from New York Democrats were mixed.

The Times prefers the plan to cuts proposed by the GOP.

The Daily News says it lacks courage.

Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers, including Republicans, approve of Andrew Cuomo’s budget.

Not when it comes to proposed education cuts, which are proving to be incredibly divisive.

Democrats don’t seem confident about claiming former Rep. Chris Lee’s district.

Christine Quinn will call for parking relief in her State of the City speech today.

New York City is almost $40 million over its snow budget.

Many families were erroneously denied a STAR tax break.

A study found that more Albany lawmakers leave because of scandals than reelection.

Bloomberg is donating money to the arts.

New York’s bridges are old and in need of repair, a study finds.

Obama’s budget would give New York City more anti-terror funding.

A poll shows Mitt Romney in the lead in New Hampshire.

The same poll suggests those early caucuses could be a problem for Sarah Palin.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy will propose lowering the county’s property tax cap.

A church destroyed on September 11 is suing the Port Authority for not helping it rebuild.