Weekend in Review: Papers Pan Budget, Giuliani Takes to the TV

"Even by Albany standards, the 2009-10 budget process was short on transparency and particularly contentious, good-government groups say," reports the

"Even by Albany standards, the 2009-10 budget process was short on transparency and particularly contentious, good-government groups say," reports the Democrat & Chronicle.

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The Times Union is upset over the elimination of the Empire State Games.

"Nothing about the process suggests a fair allocation of resources," writes Danny Hakim of the distribution of the state legislature's member-items money.

Henry Stern also weighs in.

Scott Murphy and Jim Tedisco are absolutely tied.

Someone tells The Albany Project that Roger Stone is in the district.

Michael Bloomberg will appear with appear with Bill Clinton at the Empire State Building tomorrow morning, according to Bloomberg's schedule. [no link]

Kirsten Gillibrand and Steve Israel appeared together in Buffalo
, which may be significant, according to the Buffalo News.

Rudy Giuliani seems to be doing lots of things a future gubernatorial candidate would do.

Giuliani's consulting firm is not well, according to the Post.

The head of a hospital that Anthony Weiner fought to keep open donated to Weiner's campaign a few months earlier.

New York City's pension fund could soon be facing similar problems to those of General Motors.

After saying for months that the plan would proceed, the city now says it will take a piecemeal approach to developing Willets Point.

Adolfo Carrion spent more than $25,000 of his campaign account on a celebration, and sent $25,000 to the Bronx Democratic Party.

Former congressman John Sweeney was, again, arrested and charged with a felony D.W.I.

Protesters in Strasbourg were violent enough to keep Michelle Obama from one of her stops in France.

Larry Summers made a lot of money from speaking at some of the companies that took bailout money, but since Obama was elected, he has donated the fees to charity

Of European nations, only Britain told Obama it will send more troops to Afghanistan.

North Korea launched a multi-stage rocket, but didn't manage to put a sattelite in orbit.

At the end of his speech on nuclear proliferation, Barack Obama condemned the launch, although the international community may not be able to do much about it.

And below, a video from Azi of Lenora Fulani speaking at a meeting of the city Independence Party earlier today.

Weekend in Review: Papers Pan Budget, Giuliani Takes to the TV