Morning Read, Upstate: Coup Day Nine

The criminal probe against turncoat State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. is growing to examine his earlier terms in office.
This as he claims he can singlehandedly break the leadership deadlock embroiling his chamber.
Espada Jr.’s defection is good for landlords, who were worried Democrats would push a pro-tenant legislative agenda, and Bill Hammond doesn’t believe State Senator Hiram Monserrate when he says it’s all about rent regulations.
Jim Dwyer looks at how Monserrate pushed aside John Sabini.
The Daily News says we “deserve an end.”
It’s completely in the hands of the legislature after a judge said it would be “improvident” for him to get involved.

Morning Read, Upstate: Coup Day Nine