Morning Read, Upstate: Paterson Reflects, Budget Process Closes

David Paterson thinks its important to act, not react.
Taxes on clothing, soda, and iTunes are out of the state budget.
The three men in the room plan to stay in there, much to the chagrin of open government advocates.
Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos says that’s “unfortunate.”
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.

Morning Read, Upstate: Paterson Reflects, Budget Process Closes