Morning Read, Upstate: Scrutiny of Senate Dems, Gillibrand Gets a Letter

“When is this going to end?” asks David Paterson, a year after taking office.
Fred Dicker quotes “a source close to Paterson” saying that Paterson will use a slush fund to help convince Democratic State Senators to come along on the M.T.A.
The slim majority they hold has meant things are “more tenuous than before,” Joe Spector writes.
Senate Democrats have reportedly already softened on raising personal income taxes.
Progress in Albany? “What a foolish notion,” the Journal News writes.
Ten members of Congress signed a letter asking the state Democratic Party not to spend money to help Kirsten Gillibrand.

Morning Read, Upstate: Scrutiny of Senate Dems, Gillibrand Gets a Letter