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.

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