The Morning Read: Thursday, January 4, 2007

Eliot Spitzer’s plan for Medicaid could cut the number of uninsured New Yorkers in half.

Spitzer also gave lawmakers some things they wanted, like more dollars for education and property tax cuts.

Spitzer was critical of the pace of rebuilding Ground Zero.

Nine more human bones were found near Ground Zero.

Spitzer will be tested in finding a way to pay for his initiatives without raising taxes.

Rudy Giuiliani’s travel schedule shows he spent more time giving paid speeches than campaigning in presidential battleground states.

A spokeswoman for the governor of Florida confirmed they found the piece of luggage that contained Giuliani’s papers, but insisted they didn’t make copies of it.

The city is investigating 13 cases of Medicaid fraud.

Henry Kissinger and others pen an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about nuclear weapons.

It’s okay to have a man-crush on Spitzer.

And has the president been reading your mail?

— Azi Paybarah The Morning Read: Thursday, January 4, 2007