Morning Read, Upstate: Bald Paterson?

The mandate for health care workers to get flu shots was lifted.

David Paterson cited a shortage of vaccine; not the two lawsuits the state was facing.

Paterson said limiting executive bonuses could cost New York $1 billion in tax revenue.

Bald Paterson.

His math might be fudged.

Some major interest groups that unlawfully gave gifts were fined $250 apiece by the Public Integrity Commission, but have promised to name the names of those that accepted them.

Some lobbying firms had to pay $60,000.

The Monserrate Inquisition Panel hired an attorney.

The Pride Agenda dinner was last night, but same-sex marriage is far from certain.

Paterson told the crowd it would happen “in the next few weeks.”

The Andrew Cuomo pension reform roadshow was on Long Island Thursday.

The St. Lawrence County clerk is fomenting opposition to the state’s plan to replace license plates.

The “man cave” guys were charged with several felonies.

They would sleep and smoke up when they were supposed to be on the clock, prosecutors say.

Sarah Palin endorsed Doug Hoffman.

On Facebook.

A spokesman for Republican Dede Scozzafava told the AP that a vote for Doug Hoffman is a vote for Nancy Pelosi’s big government agenda.

Hoffman stumped with Dick Armey.

The race is a test of tea party power, Alex Isenstadt says.

Hugh Carey, citizen laureate.            

George Pataki is close to coming off the fence.

Andy Spano and Rob Astorino debated.

$2.5 million for the walkway over the Hudson.

And here’s a video of Bill Owens talking about campaign issues:


Morning Read, Upstate: Bald Paterson?