Morning Read, Upstate: The Dreaded Budget, Limbaugh’s Hurricanes

All hail Sheldon Silver, king of the budget! David Paterson stood with Silver and Malcolm Smith to defend the budget.

All hail Sheldon Silver, king of the budget!

David Paterson stood with Silver and Malcolm Smith to defend the budget.

There was no shortage of people upset with it; upstate business interests in particular. They're targeting some upstate Democrats, hoping they'll vote against the budget.

The Post editorial board says the budget picks the private sector's pocket.

Fred Dicker says it sets the state back by 30 years.

There is movement, slowly, toward an M.T.A. bailout.

Most of the cuts and issues are explained here.

The latest Albany targets in the crosshairs of the Daily News': iron-clad control by legislative leaders which led to a bill reducing oversight of insurance premiums.

Apparently, the State Senate did not detail its pork.

The budget might eventually lead to a rise of more moderate Democrats, Jacob Gershman thinks.

It may rob the state of Rush Limbaugh, who says he only comes here because the weather in Florida can get a little threatening.

The budget will close the Mt. McGregor low-security prison.

It willl restore support for train service from Albany to Montreal.

Jim Tedisco should have jumped on that, Bob Conner says.

The race between Tedisco and Scott Murphy comes down to today–Election Day!.

Saratoga County elections officials sent out over 2,500 absentee ballots.

You can get voting information here.

And below, David Paterson defending his "responsible" budget: Morning Read, Upstate: The Dreaded Budget, Limbaugh’s Hurricanes