Morning Read: Smith Journeys Far Away, Helen Sears Campaigns Locally

“It might very well be, I just don’t know,” Michael Bloomberg said on his radio show, about a report saying a quarter of New Yorkers pay at least half their income to rent. (Relatedly, if you haven’t read this yet, you maybe should.)
The office of major Democratic donors Peter Fine and Marc Altheim was raided by city investigators.
Paul Schindler writes that if same-sex marriage legislation “does not get done this year, it would slip over into an election year, when the full Legislature and the governor are up for re-election; bringing around fence-sitters then might prove an insurmountable task.

Morning Read: Smith Journeys Far Away, Helen Sears Campaigns Locally