Morning Read, Upstate: Smith’s Audit, Bruno’s Crash

State Senate Democrats want an audit of the M.T.A. before voting to impose tolls and a payroll tax. Suburban residents

State Senate Democrats want an audit of the M.T.A. before voting to impose tolls and a payroll tax.

Suburban residents are mad that they will be taxed even if they don't ride.

Rudy Giuliani stumped for Jim Tedisco in Dutchess County.

There have been a slew of negative attacks on both sides in the race.

Including television ads.

The Erie County executive's company will back out of a county contract.

Chuck Schumer wants Steven Spielberg to film part of a movie about Abraham Lincoln in Auburn.

Joe Bruno was involved in a snow-related car accident yesterday, but wasn't seriously hurt.

The state pension fund is still losing money.

It's not clear if the federal stimulus will erase all cuts to local schools.

Corey Ellis said Albany is at "a crossroads" as he kicked off his mayoral campaign.

Bob Conner thinks incumbent Jerry Jennings will be re-elected.

The state will provide free gas for job interviews.

But it will cut funding for county fairs.

And below, here's the negative ad Jim Tedisco's campaign has begun running: Morning Read, Upstate: Smith’s Audit, Bruno’s Crash