Morning Read, Upstate: McHugh’s Concerns, Leaders’ Meeting Today

David Paterson is publicly ruminating about his staff.
The need for change is clear, seen yesterday in a dismal poll.
He’s taking heat for giving his wife’s staffer a raise.
Governor Andrew Cuomo seems like an inevitability, Fred LeBrun thinks.
Legislative leaders are meeting today to talk about how to spend stimulus funds. They’ve already agreed we have a $14 billion deficit.
For school districts, the money will be “an unexpected reprieve,” the Press & Sun Bulletin thinks.
Barack Obama laid out a clear agenda in a speech to Congress while being optimistic about the tanking economy.

Morning Read, Upstate: McHugh’s Concerns, Leaders’ Meeting Today