Mid-Morning Read: Mark Green, Paterson’s Circular Tax Speech, David Grandeau’s Return

Chuck Schumer said American people “don’t care” about the “those little, tiny, yes porky amendments” in the stimulus bill. (On video below.)

Mark Green explains why he’s running for office again.

Andrea Peyser welcomes him.

Ted Kennedy hasn’t spoken to David Paterson since the Caroline Kennedy mess, nor has he met with Kirsten Gillibrand.

In Israel, it’s close.

David Paterson hasn’t ruled out a millionaire’s tax.

“In typical Paterson style,” the Daily News reports, the governor then “hedged” on a promise to veto a millionaire’s tax.

Paterson goes to Binghamton later today, finally.

Proposed fee increases could cost a family of four $3,300 a year, State Senate Republicans say.

The state didn’t mail income tax packets, driving librarian’s crazy.

New York will invest lottery funds in the stock market.

“A lot of painful decisions had to be made,” said State Senator Antoine Thompson on why he voted for a deficit reduction plan.

SUNY’s new chancellor faces plenty of new challenges.

Say good-bye to the 2010 class of police cadets.

The son of a key Rudy Giuliani aide may have to register as a sex offender.

Peter Vallone Jr. considers a ban on certain kinds of storefront gates.

The state is fixing its expensive education database.

A former town supervisor in the North Country is charged with stealing public funds.

The Putnam Courier, a weekly newspaper, goes down the drain.

The return of David Grandeau–before a State Senate committee

Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno will get his day in court this November.

Civil War flags are on display at the Capitol.

Mid-Morning Read: Mark Green, Paterson’s Circular Tax Speech, David Grandeau’s Return