Morning Read, Upstate: Senate Raises, Trump’s Letter

State Senate staffers got $200,000 worth of raises in the middle of the month-long leadership dispute.
Jay Jacobs of Nassau County will lead the state Democratic Party. David Paterson tweeted as much.
Donald Trump attacked Richard Ravitch, the newly designated lieutenant governor, as all “image,” according to Fred Dicker’s column.
Steve Pigeon is now working for Pedro Espada Jr., and other Democrats are grumbling.
Former Senate majority leader Joe Bruno is trying to delay his trial until the Supreme Court can rule on some related cases.
Paterson spoke too soon when he said Suffolk County was in danger of losing sales tax revenue.

Morning Read, Upstate: Senate Raises, Trump’s Letter