Capping Taxes, Green McCain

In Albany, David Paterson and Tom Suozzi are making a pitch for the property tax cap, complete with hats emblazoned with “74”–the percentage of New Yorkers who support the idea. [Politics on the Hudson]

John McCain is on the air in Florida with an ad about his environmental record; Beth Reinhard points out that he opposed funding for the Everglades. [Naked Politics]

Another community group has formed with the goal of opposing the reopening of a jail in downtown Brooklyn. [Gowanus Lounge]

Lawmakers and good government groups praise Tom DiNapoli’s new web site. [Staten Island Advance]

Stephen Diamond thinks McCain is punting on the issue of commodities speculation. [Streetsweeper]

The Working Families Party has a form email for supporters to criticize Michael Bloomberg’s proposed education cuts. [W.F.P.]

A bill that would let legislative staffers be paid overtime is in the Assembly–but not going anywhere. [N.Y. Public Payroll Watch]

A pro-Barack Obama P.A.C. is defying Obama and continuing to operate, although they are focused mainly on turnout. [Ben]

Obama is meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. [The Crypt] Capping Taxes, Green McCain