Morning Read, Upstate: Double Dipping, Cox’s Momentum

Some legislators “resigned” from their jobs to collect pensions while still collecting a salary and serving.

Andrew Cuomo is suing Charles Schwab.

Ed Cox has the backing of 25 counties in his quest to be State Republican chairman.

Henry Wojtaszek had nothing to say about Cox’s rollout of support.

State Senator Bill Perkins denies that he’s thinking about running against Charlie Rangel.

“It wasn’t just the purchase of a lemon, it was the purchase of a jumbo lemon,” State Senator Craig Johnson said of a ferry the state bought and sold for a $900,000 loss.

The News said the purchase was “knuckleheadedly wrong.”

Bids are rising to place VLT’s at the Aqueduct race course.

The Times says David Paterson should sign a bill requiring greater transparency for public authorities.

The M.T.A.’s top labor negotiating firm quit, saying the authority has grown too cozy with labor.

Bill Hammond says the cozy relationships between some politicians and non-profits are “unfair.”

Vin Bonventre finds more dissent under Jonathan Lippman’s Court of Appeals than Judith Kaye’s.

Denis Hamill says the issues now are the same as in the summer of 1969.

The Times Union says Dr. Antonia Novello remains full of arrogance.

David Paterson and Michael Bloomberg announced $60 million will be used to build 739 units of housing.

Tom Golisano is setting his sights on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Eliot Spitzer’s prosecutor got promoted.

Former representative John Sweeney pleaded not guilty to DWI.

A group opposed to Hudson River dredging is honing its strategy.

Lawmakers are hoping for a federal disaster declaration after recent storms upstate.

And below, a video released by the state featuring David Paterson talking about an office of taxpayer accountability:

Morning Read, Upstate: Double Dipping, Cox’s Momentum