Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Heroics, Cuomo’s Future, Local Races

Nick Confessore writes “there is surprisingly little evidence to support the proposition that rich New Yorkers would bolt if forced to pay higher income taxes.”

Michael Bloomberg will meet President Obama on Friday, reports Melissa Russo.

Bloomberg “got a hero's welcome,” in Harlem last night, where he talked about charter schools.

An emergency $5.5 million fix is needed right above Bloomberg’s desk.

Bloomberg helped resuscitate a student who passed out during a press conference yesterday.

The mayor was relying on skills he learned as a boy scout.

City Room has more on that story.

Hank Morris is facing indictment today on a multi-million pension scandal.

Congressional Quarterly looks at how Andrew Cuomo’s AIG probe benefits him. Hank Sheinkopf, once a critic, says, “Spitzer appeared to me more involved in headlines and Andrew Cuomo seems more involved in getting things done.”

A former Republican state party chairman is raising money for Cuomo 2010.

Dan Janison says we’re experiencing “dribble-back economics,” which is sort of like the stuff Ronald Reagan was talking about.

Eliot Spitzer, “that caustic echo of yesteryear.”

Here, budgets are just a game.

Jacob Gershman says Obama’s stimulus funding is a “brick wall” in Albany’s plan to scare New Yorkers into hiking taxes to avoid massive cutbacks.

“Our blitz site (72-hours) raised more money for Mark Green than any other NYC candidate, including Mike Bloomberg. Feeling proud,” Tweet the folks at Empax.

Cy Vance meets Cindy Adams, and asks, “What do you do?”

Bill Thompson tells Cindy Adams, “A whole different voter emerged this last year. I believe that will be to my advantage.”

Aides to Robert Morgenthau sent an email reminding colleagues they’re prohibited from doing politics while employed at the D.A.’s office.

The Epoch Times continues its non-love affair with John Liu.

Assemblyman Lou Tobacco wants Andrew Cuomo to investigate the cleanup at Brookfield.

Aaron Naparstek compares Hiram Monserrate, Carl Kruger, Pedro Espada and Ruben Diaz Sr. to the Three Stooges.

In Croton-on-Hudson, the mayor lost his bid for a third term by just 20 votes.

In Pleasantville, the mayor lost his bid for a third term by 200 votes.

In Rhinebeck, James Reardon is the new mayor.

In Brooklyn, City Council candidate and Orthodox Jew Isaac Abraham won’t attend a local political club’s endorsement meeting because it’s held in a church.

Isaac Abraham responds directly to the Democratic club president who organized the event.

On Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk Counties are seeking stimulus funds to avoid laying off cops.

In Hempstead, Mayor Wayne Hall is re-elected.

In Sea Cliff, Bruce Kennedy is the new mayor.

In Yorktown, the town supervisor is unknowingly recorded discussing a possible settlement in a major lawsuit against the town.

In Rye, residents rejoice that City Manager Paul Shrew was fired.

In Hempstead, District Attorney the town’s chief investigator made up charges against his ‘enemies,’ according to the Nassau County district attorney.

In Roslyn Estates, a local seat was won by a guy who got 32-write in votes.

On Staten Island, they might lose their postmark, and about 500 jobs that go with it.

On Long Island, the budget problems won’t prevent the L.I.R.R. from minding the gap.

Christine Quinn visited the White House [added].

And here’s Representative Gary Ackerman in an exchange with Fox News about AIG. Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Heroics, Cuomo’s Future, Local Races