The Morning Read: August, 8, 2008

Some Hillary Clinton delegates want to vote for her at the convention. Bill Clinton is reportedly going to speak the

Some Hillary Clinton delegates want to vote for her at the convention.

Bill Clinton is reportedly going to speak the Wednesday night of the convention.

Upstate Republican Jim Walsh wants the Iraqi government to start repaying the United States.

David Paterson signed several bills into law, including one to make disciplinary actions against doctors public information.

Paterson vetoed 34 bills.

Adam Brodsky writes that Paterson can prove he’s no “accidental governor” by making public his disagreement with Sheldon Silver over the property tax cap.

Dean Skelos is taking a much more relaxed approach to the budget issues, reports The Sun.

After Andrew Cuomo threatened to sue, Citigroup and Merrill Lynch moved to bail out investors who lost money on auction-rate securities.

The state’s highest paid public employee is David C. Hohn, who earned $1.52 million.

Isac Abraham is profiled–and briefly explains that awkward praise of Kevin Powell I reported earlier.

Michael Bloomberg is a long ways from achieving his goal of reducing homelessness, but he’s made some progress.

Although it has made only limited progress on homelessness, the city has increased its spending in this area.

“This is a wakeup call,” said Bill de Blasio.

Bill Thompson is giving people more time to sue the Department of Environmental Protection.

The real estate industry is making nice with Democrats in the State Senate.

An assistant district attorney in Brooklyn was fired after a weird incident with a taxi driver.

One of Gary Ackerman’s Republican opponents is off the ballot.

George McGovern has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal opposing the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Journal also brings back the Tim Kaine-for-V.P. story.

Alicia Colon laments, “New York is not the only state that dooms black conservatives.”

Steve Cohen beat Nikki Tinker easily in the heated Tennessee primary that has gained national attention.

And Downtown Express asks, “Who are these guys challenging Shelly?” The Morning Read: August, 8, 2008