Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Americana, Weiner’s Car, Weingarten’s Argument

Sheldon Silver owns Albany, writes Danny Hakim, who also notes, “Mr. Paterson, who no longer has a discernible ideology, is being increasingly marginalized.”
Bill Thompson stops a city contract for Michael Bloomberg’s plan to reopen a jail in Brooklyn.
“The atmosphere was pure Americana,” says the Epoch Times of Bloomberg’s campaign office opening in Manhattan.
Greg Meeks spends $998 a month in taxpayer funds to lease a car. Charles Rangel spends $777 a month. Anthony Weiner spends only $147 a month.
“Mayoral control of schools in Chicago is different from mayoral control in New York City,” said Randi Weingarten.

Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Americana, Weiner’s Car, Weingarten’s Argument