Morning Read: The One-Man Mayor’s Race, One Less BP Candidate in Queens

Michael Goodwin says the mayor’s race looks like a one-man show. He thinks Bill Thompson should keep fighting and Anthony Weiner is “a lightweight.”

Sherman Yellen, a screenwriter and playwright thinks Michael Bloomberg should just “buy the Mayoralty from the voters openly — send out checks to where it can make a difference in everyday lives rather than enriching the advertising coffers of the TV moguls, the campaign managers, and his fellow plutocrats.”

Liza Sabater wants to know if Weiner is running.

Steve Israel’s possible Senate bid gets some more attention.

Same-sex marriage passed the Assembly, 89 to 52, with five Republicans voting for it.

Absent yesterday and unable to vote were Karim Camara, David Gantt, Carl Heastie, Marge Markey, Grace Meng and Marc Molinaro (who, for one, had a very good reason).

“I am not looking for the right to force the Pope to preside over my big fat gay wedding,” said Matt Tittone.

Toby Stavisky, who voted against mayoral control before, said she now prefers keeping a modified version of it.

Carl Heastie, Hakeem Jeffries, Diane Savino, Kevin Parker and Bill Perkins have all signed on to support a bill that would take away Bloomberg’s control over the Panel for Education Policy, weakening mayoral control of schools.

The NYPD stopped 171,094 people so far this year, up 18 percent from last year.

The firefighters union wants to save overtime rather than fire companies, said commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta.

Andrew Cuomo got a placement agent at a politically connected firm in California to plead guilty in the ongoing pension fraud probe.

The placement agent plead guilty to giving money to Hank Morris.

Jim Dwyer picks up Eric Gioia’s fight to get Costco to accept food stamps.

Gioia gets a lot of ink in The Epoch Times.

The city will survey drivers to find out if they’d get into electric cars.

Jacob Gershman has a column about Medicaid.

On Melinda Katz’s single motherhood, Gatemouth writes, “none of Katz’s opponents have had the bad taste to bring up the matter, forcing her to raise the non-issue herself.”

Brian McLaughlin may get sentenced tomorrow to spend a really long time in jail.

David Kerpen is out of the Queens Borough president’s race, and an anonymous blogger is upset.

Suffolk County is seeking permission from Albany to legislate $36 million in new taxes.

Some Suffolk lawmakers also want to leave the “tyrannical” New York State.

Stephen Foley writes about the prospective suitors of The New York Times.

Eric Holder’s commencement speech at Columbia will not be closed to the press.

Cindy Adams gives an overview of Lloyd Constantine’s book about Eliot Spitzer.

The Working Families Party is interviewing candidates on Staten Island.

Google rolls out some new features just as a rival search engine prepares to launch.

And here’s a video mocking Michael Bloomberg’s homeless policy.

Morning Read: The One-Man Mayor’s Race, One Less BP Candidate in Queens