The Morning Read: Thursday, June 7, 2007

Hillary Clinton may raise $27 million by the end of the next fund-raising period.

Eliot Spitzer will be featured at a major fund-raiser in Washington state next week for Governor Chris Gregoire.

Andrew Cuomo will investigate whether student loan institutions discriminated against students based on the colleges they attended and other factors.

Mike Bloomberg said that money raised from congestion pricing could stave off a fare hike for buses and trains.

A congestion pricing bill will be introduced in the state Senate today.

Bloomberg said the proposed changes to the city’s campaign finance rules should also have included limits on money coming from unions.

Bloomberg denounced the “assassination” remark made by a council staffer, but did not say whether she should be fired.

Virginia Fields is lobbying for Hunter College.

Cory Booker-backed candidates went five-for-six in New Jersey’s primaries.

Chief Judge Judith Kaye has an op-ed piece asking for judicial pay raises.

More than half of the $4 billion Atlantic Yards Project in Brooklyn is paid for by government subsidies.

Rudy Giuliani wants a market-based health care system. [subscription]

Jim Rutenberg outlines the political pros and cons of pardoning Scooter Libby.

The Daily News editorial board likes the proposed changes to city campaign finance rules.

The Post editorial board thinks the changes stink, and notes the top 10 contributors in the 2005 election.

And Di Farra Pizza was shut down by the health department. Again. The Morning Read: Thursday, June 7, 2007