Morning Read, Upstate: Monserrate Decision Tomorrow

Legislative leaders have not offered suggestions to deal with New York’s budget deficit.

David Paterson’s budget officials will meet with legislative staffers today to present a plan.

Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava’s congressional campaign is broke.

But she got endorsed by NYSUT.

All the candidates are raising money in Washington.

Judge William Erlbaum “aspires” to decide State Senator Hiram Monserrate’s fate on Thursday.

In closing arguments, Monserrate’s lawyer Joseph Tacopina said the senator used “reasonable force” to get his girlfriend to a hospital.

Prosecutors point out that he never called 911.

Vincent Morgan, a former aide to Representative Charlie Rangel, will challenge him for his seat.

The Post is shocked that legislators would let their per diems rise.

The Court of Appeals will hear a case about whether the use of eminent domain for the Atlantic Yards project was legal.

Yesterday the court heard arguments about whether the state should recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.

Their ruling would affect the private sector, too.

Paterson signed a bill to create tax credits for weatherization.

He also announced money in the North Country.

Chris Collins is moving around like a gubernatorial candidate.

Kirsten Gillibrand wants your meat to be safe.

She and Chuck Schumer sent Ken Salazar a letter supporting off-reservation casinos.

Representative Maurice Hinchey likes solar energy.

Open burning will be more heavily regulated, starting today.

And below, Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow about the public option:

Morning Read, Upstate: Monserrate Decision Tomorrow