The selection of Jay Jacobs to lead the state Democratic Party is of concern to Andrew Cuomo, Liz writes.
There's another lawsuit pending against staffers in the chamber, dealing with the wrongful termination of Jean Pierre.
The four amigos in the State Senate ripped Michael Bloomberg as a "dictator" for his position on school-governance authorization that never passed in the chamber. Senator Bill Perkins, who is African-American, accused Bloomberg of "treating us like we're some people on his plantation."
"This group calling for civility is like Bernie Madoff calling for better accounting standards," said Bill Cunningham, a longtime Bloomberg adviser, of the amigos.
"How stupid we were," the News writes, noting the praise it heaped on reforms the chamber enacted.
Alan Chartock says Paterson should be proud of his role breaking the Senate stalemate, and has a good legal argument to make about Richard Ravitch.
And below, state senators defending raises for staffers at a fund-raiser in Buffalo: