The three men in the room plan to stay in there, much to the chagrin of open government advocates.
David Paterson told the Democrat & Chronicle editorial board that budget lobbying is "an orgy of self-centered conduct that shows no appreciation for a budget deficit." The reaction to him at a town hall was mixed.
The race between Jim Tedisco and Scott Murphy is now a "pure toss up," according to Rothenberg.
The candidates differ on the issue of merit pay.
The M.T.A. board has an emergency meeting tomorrow as a rescue package for the authority is stalled in Albany.
Rich Baum tells the Commission on Public Integrity that the use of state planes would be equally embarrassing to Joe Bruno and the Spitzer administration.
Some proposals would give state workers more time off.
Buffalo Pundit posted some of them.
The Elmira Star-Gazette thinks drug policies should be debated independently, not during the budget process.
And below, a video from the NYCLU pushing for drug law reform: