Morning Read, Upstate: Bidding to Replace Cuomo, Silver’s School Control Plan

Even though he says he plans to run for re-election, many Democrats are lining up to replace Andrew Cuomo as attorney general.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver presented a plan to Democrats in the chamber backing a continuation of mayoral control.

Many of the listening members were skeptical.

David Paterson proposed a plan to restructure ethics enforcement in Albany.

It would create a screening panel to appoint ethics commissioners, and would oversee the executive and legislative branches.

The Post reported that Paterson made no attempt to get legislative leaders on board before unveiling it.

And they're not. "He must be smoking again," on Democratic Senator said.

A Siena Poll found lots of people are thinking about leaving New York, and that 78 percent of the voters surveyed want to see same-sex marriage brought to a vote in the State Senate.

Facing concerns about his certifications, Albany Police Chief James Tuffey is taking an indefinite vacation.

Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin, facing federal tax fraud charges, rejected a plea deal.

A bill to pare the number of local governments cleared an Assembly committee.

Lots of people waited in line to appeal their assessments in Schenectady.

A good government group says big business campaign donations are blocking consumer protection legislation.

State Senator Tom Duane is unhappy that a California court upheld Proposition 8.

And below, Mark Poloncarz announces he will run for another term as Erie County comptroller:

Morning Read, Upstate: Bidding to Replace Cuomo, Silver’s School Control Plan