Morning Read, Upstate: Gay Marriage, Tax Day

David Paterson will introduce a bill pushing gay marriage Thursday, a move which "could prove defining" for his governorship.

The search is on for Republicans who will support the bill.

Four Democrats in the State Senate say they won't.

Paterson's tax returns reveal he gave almost $12,000 to charity–much more than last year.

Andrew Cuomo earns more than Paterson, an estimate he filed shows, including over $216,000 from capital gains.

Kirsten Gillibrand's ballot in the race to fill her old congressional seat was challenged by Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.

Gillibrand wrote the challenge is "frivolous and without merit."

A lawyer for Tedisco said he is leading Democrat Scott Murphy by 170 votes in Saratoga County.

Higher taxes enacted in the state budget are retroactive, even though they weren't coming out of worker's pay checks from January to April.

There will be tea parties tonight to protest all kinds of taxation.

The Watertown Daily Times thinks a bill restructuring town and village justice courts is a bad idea.

Lots of Democrats want to run for Rochester City Council.

Sales-tax revenues are sliding.

Bus fares are set to rise in Rockland County.

And below, Curtis Sliwa on Inside City Hall, says that Andrew Cuomo caused the subprime lending crisis during his tenure at H.U.D.: Morning Read, Upstate: Gay Marriage, Tax Day