Morning Read, Upstate: Senate Goes Late, Cuomo Outraises Paterson

Cindy Adams floats the idea of Kerry Kennedy for lieutenant governor … in 2010. It would have interesting implications for her ex-husband, Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo outraised Paterson by nearly $3 million and has almost twice as much cash on hand.

"The king is dead, long live the king," a "prominent democratic consultant" told Fred Dicker.

State Senator Hiram Monserrate asked to get his $12,500 stipend back.

The State Senate's scheduled session was delayed for many hours as officials wrangled.

School governance legislation was stalled in the dysfunction.

Democratic senators have proposed amendments to a bill favored by Michael Bloomberg, but they haven't gotten a warm reception.

"Their word is dirt," the News says.

Senators did approve several judicial nominations.

New rules were not acted on until after 3 a.m.

A former chief judge of the Court of Appeals said Richard Ravitch's appointment as lieutenant governor was "clearly unconstitutional."

E.J. McMahon is not happy about the tax increase in the house health care package.

Representative Eric Massa supports the bill.

Indicted former State Senate majority leader Joe Bruno's spokesman was subpoenaed.

The Port Authority says it's committed to Stewart Airport.

Kirsten Gillibrand raised more than her would-be challenger.

Here's a profile of Matt Doheny, a financial consultant who is seeking to replace John McHugh in Congress.

Andrew Cuomo is suing a Florida company for false advertising.

State officials announced a partnership in Utica that is projected to bring 475 new jobs.

And below, a speech from Republican Leader Dean Skelos during the early-morning debate on rules reform:

Morning Read, Upstate: Senate Goes Late, Cuomo Outraises Paterson