Mid-Morning Read: Kennedy, Paterson, Klurfeld

Caroline Kennedy is worth between $100 and $400 million.

With Blagojevich in the news, it’s time to think about campaign finance reform.

Here’s a look back on nine months of Paterson.

Wine growers see double pain in the governor’s proposed budget.

But he’s proposing an expansion in sanctioned gambling.

Former Assemblyman Chris Ortloff pleads guilty to a federal sex crime.

With state funds drying up, districts rush to complete building projects while aid still flows.

Port Chester wants to become a city.

Michael Bloomberg is among the people mentioned in a story headlined “They didn’t see Barack Obama coming.”

A blogger says Anthony Weiner should become the next senator from New York.

Caroline Kennedy’s only contribution to New York politics this decade: $1,000 to Christine Quinn.

“Did you love the Sarah Palin of it all?” asks Clyde Haberman of Kennedy’s inartful appearance upstate.

Remember Caroline Kennedy’s husband?

After Bloomberg said David Paterson should make a decision quickly about the next senator from New York, the governor said, again, he’ll take his time.

“Vito Fossella is preferable to Hiram Monserrate,” says Brian Lehrer.

Dan Janison does some Christmas blogging.

Mamaroneck wants to update its ethics rules.

Brian Foley’s chief of staff will fill his old position as Brookhaven supervisor until a special election in March.

So long, James Klurfeld.

And here’s a look back at some recent Christmastime political ads.

Mid-Morning Read: Kennedy, Paterson, Klurfeld