Morning Read, Upstate: David Paterson Pulls the Trigger

After two weeks of gridlock, David Paterson said he will call the State Senate into special session on Tuesday to deal with “time sensitive” legislation.
He doesn’t care about state senators’ vacation plans.
His agenda did not specifically include same-sex marriage, but then he called The Times and said it did.
State Senator Eric Schneiderman writes that the special session should include other items of the liberal agenda.
The coup is, as Newsday proclaims, about power, pork and patronage.
$85 million of pork, to be exact.
Michael Bloomberg tells the Post that “the days of tweaks are over” when it comes to a bill reauthorizing mayoral control.

Morning Read, Upstate: David Paterson Pulls the Trigger