The Morning Read: September 21, 2006

The MTA Chairman said there will be no fare hikes or service cutbacks in 2007.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Comptroller Alan Hevesi delayed a vote on the Moynihan Station.

Bill Hammond examines Eliot Spitzer’s position on school funding, saying he wants the city to chip in its fair share.

Jeanine Pirro and the freed inmate she initially refused to help trade barbs.

Only 29 disabled voters citywide used the new voting machines designed for them.

Former New York police commissioner Bill Bratton said of Mayor Bloomberg, “He would be adequately prepared to assume the responsibility of president.” And another former New York police commissioner, Bernie Kerik, has “a funny way to save Iraq,” according to the Daily News.

The Times reports that “it is the fledgling 2008 field that is mostly driving outside official support for Mr. Lamont,” including Hillary Clinton, and Mark Warner.

Patrick Healy says the first day of the Clinton Global Initiative “was just another day in the intriguing world of BushClinton (or ClintonBush, if you will).”

The President of Iran was invited to speak at Columbia University.

And the last judicial conventions are taking place right now.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: September 21, 2006