Morning Read: Bloomberg Seeks a Tax Hike, Paterson Questions Dicker’s Sourcing

Michael Bloomberg will seek to raise the city’s sales tax. Bloomberg also has a new radio ad. Bloomberg's campaign manager

Michael Bloomberg will seek to raise the city’s sales tax.

Bloomberg also has a new radio ad.

Bloomberg's campaign manager Bradley Tusk tries telling supporters to not rest on their laurels.

“You look like Michael Bloomberg" a woman tells her husband, who writes, “That's not a good thing, is it?”

Ray Kelly and Henry Kissinger were honored by the Manhattan Institute.

State officials said some city police uniforms were made in a sweat shop.

Bloomberg, Dan Garodnick and Bill Perkins each get photographed at recent parties.

A public school parent unhappy with overcrowding saw Bloomberg praising schools and writes, “How can you make this claim with a straight face, given the current crisis?”

David Paterson tells Gay City News he’s not fighting with Malcolm Smith: “Fred Dicker has written the same column three years in a row that we're fighting, but he's never quoted a single named source.”

Bill Richardson fired an investment firm “due to concerns raised by an ongoing investigation in New York.”

Page Six writes that Paterson was sipping martinis last night as Rudy Giuliani was playing poker.

Some of our readers really don't John Liu, but don’t explain why.

Dan Jacoby is not surprised Bloomberg is dragging his feet on debating.

Dick Brennan notes there’s a shortage of Purell at the Rite-Aid he visited.

Anthony Weiner was at St. Francis Prep, the epicenter of New York's swine-flu outbreak, on Monday.

With swine-flu spreading, The New York Times profiles Tom Frieden.

Randi Weingarten told Congress yesterday she thinks mayoral control in New York will be renewed, with some new concessions. She also voiced support for unifying education standards nationally.

Smith called Bloomberg directly to say, again, the draft report from his conference about ending mayoral control does not reflect his conference’s position.

Martha Stark’s departure is news in Boston.

Rick Lazio is "cropping up everwhere," according to Page Six..

The Putnam County executive is being called a hypocrite for vetoing a program that uses state funds, while accepting state funds for a project that benefits cattle on his farm.

Clarkstown public employees want a 5.5 percent raise.

Westchester County Legislator George Oros is not seeking re-election, looks like he's getting ready to run for higher office, but won’t say what office he’ll seek.

The city’s 59 community boards face budget cuts of around $7,000 each.

Postal workers in Queens said snail mail could actually be slower, thanks to budget cutbacks.

“We want the biggest, baddest inflatable rides you've ever seen,” said a city parks official about the new request for bids for Coney Island.

Marty Markowitz threw out plans for 10,000 square-feet of retail space along Surf Avenue, in Coney Island.

Michael Goodwin fears Barack Obama’s abundat confidence.

Michael Daly fears riding the subway.

In an op-ed, Christie Todd Whitman writes she “worr[ies] about “impact of [Arlen Specter’s] defection on the gubernatorial races this year in New Jersey and Virginia.” Morning Read: Bloomberg Seeks a Tax Hike, Paterson Questions Dicker’s Sourcing