Morning Read, Upstate: The Senate’s M.T.A. Plan, A Poll Supports Gay Marriage

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith outlined a rescue package for the M.T.A.

It's not dead on arrival in the Assembly, with Speaker Sheldon Silver saying it's something he's "prepared to take very seriously."

A poll showing a majority of people support same-sex marriage is good news for advocates of the measure.

The State Senate's rules reform report will consolidate committees and end the practice of proxy voting.

Rudy Giuliani and Representative Peter King spoke at a dinner in Albany County.

Rudy said leaders should be "ashamed" at the state's direction.

On the radio, he called potential gubernatorial rival Andrew Cuomo a "strong candidate."

Unions want in on large state-funded projects.

Erie County Executive Chris Collins met with Republican leaders too.

David Paterson has not taken a position on a bill that would legalize medicinal marijuana.

It has more than "tokin' support" among legislators, its sponsors claim.

Joe Bruno wants prosecutors to tone down language in the indictment against him.

Cuomo is pushing a code of conduct for financial firms dealing with the state's pension fund.

The New York Jets will hold summer training camp at S.U.N.Y. Cortland.

New York's congressional delegation spends campaign funds on food.

The Albany Project's Philip Anderson will work for the State Senate.

Democrats for Education Reform hired Pat Lynch.

Hiram Monserrate hired Joseph Tacopina to represent him.

The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for covering Eliot Spitzer's demise.

And Mark Mahoney of the Glens Falls Post-Star won for editorial writing.

There are still 1550 ballots to count in the race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand.

A judge is expected to rule soon about primary residency for absentee voters.

Below, here's a video of Rudy Giuliani doing the candidate dance yesterday:

Morning Read, Upstate: The Senate’s M.T.A. Plan, A Poll Supports Gay Marriage