Former Liberal Party head Ray Harding pleaded guilty, and is cooperating with Andrew Cuomo’s pension fund investigation.
Cuomo will unveil a bill this week creating a panel that oversees the pension fund.
Barack Obama is coming to New York for a high-dollar fund-raiser.
“I’m not as much negotiating as much as I’m trying to set an example,” Paterson told the Times Union. “I’m the leader and I’ll throw in the first, probably, 15 percent of the cuts that we do.”
E.J. McMahon called it “fiscal minimism.”
The News says “it is time for Paterson to get specific” about how he will deal with the budget deficit.
Two of the counts against State Senator Hiram Monserrate were dismissed. (But four charges remain.)
This means that prosecutors will have to prove Monserrate acted intentionally, not just recklessly.
Charlie Rangel’s spokesman shoots down the Rangel-Paterson resignation theory.
Hans Von Spakovsky says Paterson consistently disenfranchises military voters.
And below, NYSUT president Richard Iannuzzi says he’ll bring the organization’s convention back to Buffalo: