Congestion Pricing Vote, Paterson’s New Hire

Sheldon Silver says that there’s going to be a vote on congestion pricing by Monday. [Liz

David Paterson is hiring Risa Heller to be his communications director. [Governor’s Office

Tony Avella doesn’t believe Christine Quinn that the money her office was setting aside wasn’t being used to influence an agenda. [City Hall Insider]

Barack Obama now has as many elected officials backing him as Hillary Clinton does. [Bloomberg]

Karen Hawkins and Christopher Wills look back at Obama’s relationship with Jeremiah Wright. [AP]

Jimmy Carter implies to a Nigerian newspaper that he supports Obama. [The Page

Spin Cycle gets impatient about Clinton’s tax returns. [Newsday

Mike Tomasky notes that the credentials committee could play its potentially crucial role way before the actual convention. [Guardian]

Pope Bendict will visit the Park East synagogue. [City Room]

John McCain has so far not requested Secret Service protection. [The Hill]

Dan Balz is considering a buyout offer. [Politico

Congestion Pricing Vote, Paterson’s New Hire