Morning Read: Carrion’s Travel, Crowley’s School, Bloomberg’s Flora

The Daily News seems outraged President Obama would fund-raise in grim economic times.

Christine Quinn will not march in today’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan.

David Paterson will.

The state’s top education official supports renewing mayoral control of city schools.

Josh Silverstein has a take on the video of Bill Thompson discussing the term-limits extension he hopes is blocked by the Department of Justice.

The city’s lawyer said changing term limits “does not impact the opportunities enjoyed by all New York City voters.”

An anti-Bloomberg blogger holds out hope.

Adolfo Carrion spent $24,000 on travel in one year, compared to $2,750 spent by the four other borough presidents during that time.

Suffolk County legislator Jon Cooper floats his name as a candidate against Kirsten Gillibrand.

A television reporter on Long Island considers running for State Senate.

Jacob Gershman asks whether New York would have been better under Eliot Spitzer.

The New York Post editorial board says Paterson has gone from “accidental governor” to an accident waiting to happen.

Columnist Richard Cohen criticizes Jon Stewart for taking a “cheap shot at the business press” during his interview with Jim Cramer.

The Working Families Party endorsement of Bill de Blasio makes news outside New York.

Leslie Crocker Snyder talks to Aaron Naparsteck about “traffic justice” and says she’s heard more complaints about bicyclists than motorists.

Liz Crowley is at odds with the Bloomberg administration about building a high school in her district.

Despite the law, some charities and non-profits made political contributions to state legislators.

Tenant advocates are feeling good these days.

The city can move forward with a lawsuit to try collecting taxes on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations on Long Island.

In Queens, renaming a street after police shooting victim Sean Bell runs into problems.

In Manhattan, assault charges against a judge are dropped because his wife isn’t cooperating. [Interestingly, lack of cooperation didn’t prevent prosecutors in Queens from moving forward with charges against Hiram Monserrate.]

In Nassau, “pay out caps” for some police officers may be put in place.

In Hartsdale, former housing czar Russell Harding doesn’t want to be labeled a sex offender.

Buy a building, support the panorama.

CityFile wants Bloomberg to redecorate outside his townhouse.

And here’s footage of attorney and Giuliani loyalist Randy Mastro discussing the problems minority candidates face against “two-term white incumbents.”

Morning Read: Carrion’s Travel, Crowley’s School, Bloomberg’s Flora