Elsewhere: Weiss Leaves, Bloomberg Connects

On RochesterTurning: A call to abolish the State Senate.
On Skelos’s shoulders: Hiram the Monster-Rat and Pedro with horns.
Room 8 points out that Hiram Monserrate hired high-priced attorney Joseph Tacopina about the same time he started talking to billionaire Tom Golisano.
Pedro Espada Jr. called David Paterson a liar, and said he was on speakerphone when he called to recognize him as president pro tempore of the State Senate (Paterson’s aides deny this.)
“Somone’s got to take charge,” Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings implored.
Zachary Weiss resigned as head of the Workers Compensation Board.

Elsewhere: Weiss Leaves, Bloomberg Connects