Morning Read, Upstate: Smith’s Travels, Kolb’s Audit

A state ethics watchdog is looking into how David Paterson handled leaks about Caroline Kennedy.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is calling for an audit of his conference’s campaign committee.
The M.T.A. will have a grace period for unlimited Metrocards.
A deal will hopefully by done by next weekend, when Majority Leader Malcolm Smith is going to Puerto Rico.
Smith and some colleagues will also travel to China and India. Minority Leader Dean Skelos said New Yorkers would be better served “if they bought one-way tickets.”
The Daily News thinks he’s sticking the knife in and twisting it.

Morning Read, Upstate: Smith’s Travels, Kolb’s Audit