Morning Read: Monserrate’s Demands, Comrie’s Hands, Schumer’s Travel

An 11-year-old died of swine flu.
2,600 school employees will be fired.
“[I]t was clear that the balance of power in the state’s upper house — and the very gears of state government — continued to rest in the hands of Mr. Monserrate,” writes The New York Times. Monserrate said, “You can’t have coalition government with 2 Democrats and 30 Republicans.”
“I wish I could go up there and lay hands on them, and I’m not talking in the spiritual sense,” said Leroy Comrie.
“Not a single one of these greedy bastards should be sent back,” says the Queens Tribune editorial board.
This blogger suggests Tom Golisano is paying for Hiram Monserrate’s high-priced defense attorney.

Morning Read: Monserrate’s Demands, Comrie’s Hands, Schumer’s Travel