Morning Read, Upstate: Gay Marriage, The LCA Show

David Paterson is moving a program bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Post notes that this attaches Paterson’s “falling star” to a measure that is “likely doomed.”

State Senators Darrel Aubertine and David Valesky said they will vote against the bill.

Michael Bloomberg got “cranky” at the announcement ceremony.

The Daily News says Paterson is right to force the issue.

Barack Obama’s “car czar” is mentioned in court papers alleging a pay-to-play scandal among top aides to former comptroller Alan Hevesi.

These indictments raise questions about oversight at the state’s pension fund, the Watertown Daily Times says.

The paper said Democrats delivered change for the worse in taking over the State Senate.

There are three counties which have not finished counting paper ballots in the race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress.

Bob Conner says all the negative ads in the race “debased” American democracy.

Protesters from public employee unions will await Paterson this evening in Saratoga Springs.

Time Warner Cable has abandoned plans to charge for tiered broadband usage.

The LCA show is this weekend.

Tom DiNapoli said he will invest pension fund money into private equity.

An extension of Timothy’s Law for mental health parity is held up waiting for a report.

Float planes will be banned from Lows Lake after 2011, a state agency ruled.

New York’s unemployment rate remains high.

Stephen Minarik’s funeral is today.

And in case you weren’t watching yesterday, here’s video of David Paterson introducing his same-sex marriage bill:

Morning Read, Upstate: Gay Marriage, The LCA Show