Morning Read, Upstate: Cuomo on Long Island, Calls For an M.T.A. Audit

Andrew Cuomo went to Long Island to unveil his proposal to consolidate local governments in New York.

Dan Janison points out that David Paterson's statement in support of the measure made some people wonder.

A probe of the state police by Andrew Cuomo is wrapping up.

LIRR President Helena Williams will take over the M.T.A. on Friday.

Randi Weingarten says swine flu is more of a problem than Michael Bloomberg would have us believe.

Lawmakers from Saratoga are pushing to make mistreatment of horses a felony.

Hudson Valley Republicans are still pushing for an immediate audit of the M.T.A.

Capital Region road projects will be funded by $145 million in stimulus money.

National Republicans want to see George Pataki as a senator.

Erie County Chairman Len Lenihan endorsed Kirsten Gillibrand.

George Philip, who has been serving as the interim president of UAlbany, will take the job permanently.

Douglas Drazen will once again run for mayor of Binghamton.

State Senators Eric Adams and Eric Schneiderman called for the end of military commissions.

And below, video from a press conference with Nina Bastardi, a former Republican running for Nassau County Legislature as a Democrat, that turned ugly:

Morning Read, Upstate: Cuomo on Long Island, Calls For an M.T.A. Audit