Morning Read, Upstate: The Recount Slogs On, Paterson Has Medical Marijuana Concerns

Jim Tedisco used $32,536 of Republican campaign funds to cover the legal bills of top staffer Bill Sherman.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arranged meetings between investors–including former Rangers goalie Mike Richter–and the state comptroller.

Meanwhile, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli banned placement agents from doing business with the state's pension fund.

In light of the ongoing probes, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is also looking at the New York City controller's Office.

David Paterson now says he will defer to Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith on how to best handle same-sex marriage legislation.

Paterson said there are "problems" with a bill to legalize medicinal marijuana.

A judge ruled campaigns can review absentee ballot applications as they lodge objections in the race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress.

It may be too little too late for Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, who now trails Democrat Scott Murphy by 365 votes.

State Budget Director Laura Anglin is leaving.

The M.T.A. just imposed a hard hiring freeze.

Riders are uncertain how much fares will cost in coming months.

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith said he will introduce a bailout bill for the authority later this week.

Congress is pushing to re-open the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund.

The State Power Authority has plans for a $1 billion wind farm on the shores of Lake Erie.

Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings, running for a fifth term, is more vulnerable than ever.

Former Representative Tom Reynolds will become a lobbyist.

And below, here's a video made by Empire State Pride Agenda talking about how same-sex marriage went in Massachusetts:

Morning Read, Upstate: The Recount Slogs On, Paterson Has Medical Marijuana Concerns