Morning Read, Upstate: Parsing the 20th Poll, Tonko’s Newest Office, Stengel

Barack Obama’s proposed budget could mean rehabilitating abandoned homes in Buffalo.
A look at how western New York school districts used the stimulus to dodge the budget bullet.
State Senator Betty little pushes for a school consolidation that is not very popular.
Jim Tedisco leads his opponent Scott Murphy in a poll released yesterday.
But one in five likely voters are still undecided, it found.
A political observer said given Murphy’s lower profile, that’s a pretty close poll.
Bob Conner wonders if Tedisco is being overconfident.
New York’s IDAs are borrowing more to make fewer jobs, a report finds.

Morning Read, Upstate: Parsing the 20th Poll, Tonko’s Newest Office, Stengel